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MBACP PG Dip

About me

I am working in East Dulwich, London Bridge and Kings Cross in person combined with some online options.  I am open to new clients and supporting you during these ever changing times, but also to support you as we recover and heal from the last two years collectively.  Please do get in touch to discuss possible times and availability.  Safety precautions are taken working in person, but safety and risk will be discussed in advance of meeting in person. 

We live in a fast paced environment in London where daily pressures continue to grow for many causing stress, ill-health and a variety of worries. You might be anxious, stressed, be unwell, or be worried about the climate emergency or the current state of the world.  Counselling is a space for you to talk about anything that is bothering you or causing pain that you would like to make more sense of. Working with me would be completely confidential and I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for you to talk openly. Counselling can help you learn how to manage your feelings and make use of your own resources to find solutions and I hope to hear from you.

I work from a transpersonal perspective taking your history into account whilst also looking inward at your potential. I work as a guide to help you find what motivates you, what holds you back, and how to reconnect to your self. Psychosynthesis is the model of psychotherapy I am qualified in and it is a creative model that uses a wide range of techniques.

If you are struggling to make sense of your world and would like to talk I would be glad to hear from you to discuss how we might work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling which is accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and the UK Council for Psychotherapy. The Diploma was awarded by Middlesex University. I am registered with the BACP, membership number 378913. I also have a BA Hons Degree in English with Drama, have studied Psychology with the Open University, and have completed an Introduction to Counselling. I work with a range of individuals from all backgrounds.

Having come from an arts background I am well suited to working with people who work both within the arts or who are artists themselves. Psychosynthesis is itself a creative model that supports the creative process, sometimes this is through guided visualisations and drawings, other times through writing or meditations. Having volunteered at the LGBT Switchboard I am also well equipped and experienced in working with the LGBTQI community. All are welcome, I work with a wide range of ages and backgrounds, but do not work with under 18's.  I identify as queer and use she/they as my pronouns.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £70.00 to £85.00

Additional information

I charge £70-£85 for sessions and work weekly.  I  am not linked to any health insurance providers.  I may have a low cost space coming available, please contact me directly for more information

Cancellation: Minimum 48 hours in advance of regular contracted appointments, but not unlimited and contracted accordingly

Email for available appointments, times and any further information.

When I work

I currently have spaces coming up in London Bridge, East Dulwich and Kings Cross in person, please email for more information

Gestalt Centre, 15-23 St. Pancras Way, London, NW1 0PT

Psychosynthesis & Education Trust, 92-94 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2TH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Mel McGrath

Mel McGrath