Megan Rose Stafford

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Twickenham, TW1
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist with 15 years of experience working privately, for community services and in charities, with adults (18 years+). I offer short and long term work, both in-person and online.

I am registered with the following private health insurers:

  • AXA Health
  • Vitality Health
  • Aviva

How can I help you? Our everyday conversations with friends, family and colleagues can be hugely supportive and important. However, it is also sometimes just as important to have a more neutral and/or focused space in which we can talk about the things that are troubling to us, causing us stress or even pain. Equally, and for all sorts of reasons, it is not always the case that we have friends, family or colleagues who are easily accessible and so sometimes we can feel like we’re lacking regular, supportive contact. I aim to provide a non-judgemental, collaborative and confidential space in which you can talk about whatever it is that you need to – whether it is to simply decompress, explore something in more depth, or to seek to implement change.

What can I help you with? My experience and interest span a wide range of issues, including (but not limited to):

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem and/or confidence
  • Relationship issues (including family, partners, friends, colleagues)
  • Feelings of panic and/or panic attacks
  • Stress, including work related stress
  • Feelings of loneliness
  • Bereavement
  • Problems related to feeling a lot of anger
  • Abuse, including historical abuse.

If you are unsure whether or not I am able to help, it’s a good idea to get in touch and make an initial inquiry. I ask all new clients if they would be happy to have a brief chat online (free of charge, no obligation) so that we can both check in that I am the right person for you to work with. The most important thing is for you to find someone you are comfortable with and who has the right experience and training to work with what’s troubling you. I work with a very broad range of issues, but if you or I think you might benefit from working with someone with different, or specialist experience, we can discuss your options and if I can I will provide you with a referral or recommendation.

What next? Following an initial telephone call, our first full session will focus in more depth on areas in your life that you would like to talk about, explore and possibly change. If you are comfortable to, we will then make an initial agreement to work short-term (6-12 weeks) or long term (12+ weeks) on a weekly basis. Sessions are 50 minutes on a once weekly basis.

What else? If you have any questions, feel free to email or call.

Further background information: You might also like to know that my initial training was a 5-year Masters level programme at Metanoia Institute and I have a background in counselling and psychotherapy research, writing, supervision and teaching. I currently lead the MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (adult) training at the University of Roehampton.

My latest book is out now: Counselling Skills in Action (2020) – Megan R. Stafford & Tim Bond. London: SAGE.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • MSc Integrative Psychotherapy (5 year training at the Metanoia Institute)
  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute)
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Skills (Westminster Pastoral Foundation)
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology (Cardiff University)

I am a UKCP registered Integrative Psychotherapist. I am guided by and abide by the UKCP professional code of ethics and accordingly, I am supervised regularly (my supervisor is a BACP Senior Accredited practitioner).

Member organisations

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Therapies offered

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£75.00 - £90.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

Online sessions cost £75 (50 minutes).

In-person sessions cost £90 (50 minutes)

Concessions are available to key workers and anyone currently unemployed - please feel free to enquire.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Occasionally I have availability on other days and times of the week, so it is always worth sending me a message to ask if your only availability is at another time in the week.

Further information

I understand it may be difficult for you to make the first phone call or email and I will do all I can to put you at your ease. The initial consultation and introduction session is designed to allow you to meet me, ask questions and to start to talk about the issues you are dealing with as well as your hopes, anxieties and expectations about counselling. 

Twickenham, TW1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

I offer low-cost supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists (in training or qualified) as an Integrative Psychotherapist registered with UKCP.

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Megan Rose Stafford
Megan Rose Stafford