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About me

I offer weekly, twice weekly, fortnightly, and ad-hoc appointments. All my slots are available in-person, online, or by phone.

As a relationally orientated therapist, I help clients integrate past and present psychological difficulties through the use of the therapeutic relationship. Since we are unable to stop feeling, the therapeutic work with me is about allowing, accepting, and understanding feelings. Through this creative, immersive, and reflective, co-created process, healthier ways of being and relating are achieved.

With many years of experience supporting a widely diverse range of clients and colleagues it has been my experience that if a safe and authentic relationship can be established, the foundation of change is achieved. This aligns with the, now well know common factor, across therapeutic modalities:

"it is the quality of the therapeutic relationship that is the most significant predictor of outcome"

I am particularly interested in supporting individuals affected by developmental trauma. This includes helping individuals who have been exposed to severe childhood abuse, through supporting those impacted by the challenges inherent in all experiences of navigating our earliest relationships.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Supervisor, Psychotherapist, and Counsellor with over 20 years of experience working within the caring profession; supporting adults, young people, and families, within mental health, social care, youth justice and substance misuse services.

I have worked in secure settings supporting those with severe mental illness. This has had a profound effect on my depth of understanding regarding the human condition and the ways in which extreme stress and trauma influence the mind.

I started my psychotherapy work in 2012. Initially working within organisations, I progressed to private practice in 2015.  Alongside my private work, from 2016 to 2018, I team led an NHS IAPT service in London. In 2019 I trained as a supervisor and worked from 2019 to early 2021 as a group supervisor for therapists working in the NHS and in low-cost services. I supervise therapists in private practice. In 2021 I founded The Brixton Practice Counselling and Psychotherapy Service.

I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) whose code of ethics I abide by.

Main qualifications

  • Diploma in Relational Supervision @ Relational Change 2020
  • MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy @ Metanoia Institute 2018
  • Counselling for Depression (NICE informed) @ Metanoia Institute 2017
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling @ Metanoia Institute 2015
  • MSc Psychological Research Methods @ Surrey University 2013
  • BSc Psychology @ Lancaster University 2006

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

UKCP

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

£80.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Initial sessions are free and £80 per session thereafter.  As part of the initial session, I offer associate therapist recommendations with various fee structures.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer appointments from

  • 10 am until 8 pm Monday to Thursday
  • 10 am until 1 pm Friday

Please contact me for current availability.

Tunstall Studios
34-44 Tunstall Road
Brixton
Lambeth
London
SW9 8DA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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The Brixton Practice Nathan Claxton

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