Murray Blacket (M.A., LDPRT, B.A. Hons, Dip.Ed.)
I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor with a leaning towards my existential training. I have worked in a wide range of clinical settings and with all ages. My experience also includes time working in the NHS in a doctor's surgery.
I have full training and accreditation in working with couples, relationships and all types of sexual issues - for men, women or both - and I work with individuals and couples of all sexualities. I also work with individuals facing other life issues and challenges. At present, I am also writing my PhD in this area.
Just some of the areas I have experience with are: bereavement; anxiety; addiction; food and eating disorders; work related stress/issues; teenage issues; communication; self-esteem and self-concept; obsessions, compulsions and phobias. And if there's something not on this list, just ask.
My therapy rooms are in the West End. With the onset of C-19, I see most clients on Zoom. I plan to have one face to face day for those who feel comfortable to attend in person - restrictions permitting, that is.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my working career as a school teacher and them moved on to being a school psychologist/counsellor. I then spent quite some time in marketing/communication. So I know the landscape - the pressures, stresses and challenges of both the educational and corporate world.
From my undergraduate years I have a BA (Hons) in Psychology as well as a Diploma in Education.
I also hold a Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling and a Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship therapy. At present, I am writing my Ph.D in psychotherapy.
I am an active member of a number of professional bodies (SEA, COSRT, UKCP) and am the COSRT spokesperson on Men's Issues. I am also a contributor to a number to relationship and advice columns in major newspapers (The Observer, Huffington Post, Independent), write for a relationship App and work with film companies making programmes that explore the challenges facing modern relationships.
I have experience working in the NHS, low-cost therapy providers, major therapy clinics, bereavement services and hospices, youth counselling centres, specialist relationship and psychosexual centres as well as many years in private practice.
Registered / Accredited
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College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees vary depending on the location and time of day. So please contact me and we can discuss.
I recommend weekly sessions and have vacancies in both the day and evening. If you have any particular questions, please do ask.