Mike Deacon, Counsellor in Twickenham, MBACP Accredited
I’m an experienced, fully qualified counsellor and an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. In my private practice I provide a safe and welcoming setting. Here I help people resolve the problems they have faced, enable them to achieve their goals and begin to lead the lives they seek.
I am experienced in working with people across a wide range of issues (see below) and offer both short and longer-term counselling.
Whatever has happened to you, recently or perhaps longer ago, I can help you make sense of how you feel and address the issues that cause you distress. And within the space and freedom this brings, I can assist you as you begin to create the life you seek.
I offer evening appointments in East Twickenham. Within a short walk of St Margaret’s Station, and with both a car park and on street parking, my practice is easily reached from Twickenham, Richmond, Teddington and the surrounding areas.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified to degree level (University of Greenwich).
As an experienced, professional counsellor, I am registered and accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Before working in private practice, I worked for voluntary sector organisations providing counselling services, most recently as a counsellor at MIND.
As an accredited counsellor, I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework, and maintain my registration by regularly attending professional development events in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £55 per counselling session. Concessions available.