Phil Puttock

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MBACP & UMHAN Accredited (University Mental Health)
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Staines-Upon-Thames, Surrey, TW18
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

A warm welcome!

Sometimes we may feel lost, scared or unable to articulate how we are feeling. It might be difficult or painful to approach family, friends or colleagues.

I understand from personal experience how daunting it can be to talk to a complete stranger about how you are feeling. I entered my own personal therapy feeling lost and stuck in my life. Having space to process my feelings and be empathically listened to was a positive experience, and led me to train as a counsellor.

What can I offer you?

Counselling & Emotional Support

I offer you a Caring, Friendly and Safe space, knowing what you share will be treated both confidentially and sensitively. I will always work at your pace. Together, we can identify what you want to gain from counselling and what support I can offer you. There is no issue or problem that is too big or too small. I can work with you short-term or longer term. I can work with clients who are 18+

Mentoring, Coaching & Personal Development

I can also work with you from a Personal Development and Mentoring/Coaching approach. We can look at what your goals and ambitions are, or look at where you feel stuck and what you would like to be different. You might not be sure what you want to be different and together we can work with this.

Alongside general support, I have an interest/experience in working with the following more specialist areas:

  • Pet Bereavement - A pet is not just a pet, but family. I know from personal experience how upsetting it can be to lose a loved pet. 
  • Spirituality - If you are interested in exploring your Spirituality, I work with cards and energy. I am happy to support you in your spiritual journey. 
  • LGBTQ+ Issues. 
  • Emotional support for male victims of abuse. 
  • Student Counsellors/Trainees.
  • Supervision - I am a qualified Supervisor and love supporting Counsellors, Trainees Counsellors and Helping Professionals (Social Work, Support Work, etc). 

Reflective Practice, Critical Incident Debriefing & Employee Wellbeing

I can work with organisations and employees who might want in-work emotional support. I can facilitate Reflective Practice Groups or other forms of support. Please enquire for more details.

My Training & Experiences

I am Integrative-Relationally trained; this means that I draw on a range of approaches best suited to support you. I also believe that the relationship between us can be healing in itself. I have experience of working with clients with various presenting issues in the NHS, a Mental Health charity, a  Carers Centre, Charity Sector Projects, and in a University.

I have over 14 years of experience working in the Helping Professions. My experience is broad and includes:

  • Supporting a caseload of students at a local University with their mental health and ADHD. 
  • Offering adults and young people emotional and personal development support to move forward with their wellbeing and life goals. This includes Employee Wellbeing, Recovery and Social Prescribing
  • Supporting people who use Primary (GPs) and Secondary (CMHT) Care Services.
  • Co-Facilitated an Anger Management Group Therapy Programme.
  • Caseworker for an Adult Social Care "Community Cohesion" Project (ex-offenders, disabled clients, drug & alcohol misuse, mental health & longer-term unemployment).
  • Mental Health Support Worker & Workshop Trainer for a leading Mental Health Charity.
  • Couples Counselling work 
  • Assistant Tutor for a Level 3 Counselling Skills course.
  • Specialist Support Worker for adults with addiction, mental health- self-harm, homelessness,  ex-offending and domestic abuse issues. 
  • Casework for male victims of domestic abuse.
  • Case and Wellbeing Supervision for staff in Helping roles.
  • Supervised and supported Counsellors, Wellbeing Officers, Occupational Therapy students, Social Work students, Mental Health Adviser and Wellbeing Volunteers.  

Professional Information

As a Registered Member of the BACP, I abide by their code of ethics

I also attend regular Training and CPD courses to keep up to date with my knowledge and skills. My work is overseen by an experienced Practitioner who ensures I continue to work in your best interests.

Going Forward

I understand sending that first email might be hard, but please be assured I will respond promptly, but more importantly warmly. The below list of "Areas of Counselling" are not exhaustive. If there is something that you would like to discuss that is not listed below, please do contact me. I would be more than happy to talk to you.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited - Middlesex University - 2013-2016) 
  • Foundation in Dramatherapy (University of Roehampton - 2020-2021) 
  • Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Supervision (Open College Network - 2018-2019)
  • Supervision Certificate (British Psychological Society - 2017)
  • Couples Counselling (Complete Couples - 2017-2018)
  • BA (Hons) Sociology (University of Sheffield- 2006-2009)
  • Honour Based Abuse, Violence & Marriage (Karma Nirvana) 
  • Online Self-harm & Suicide (Samaritans) 
  • Using Tarot Cards in Therapy (Enlighten Therapies) 
  • Symbols & Dreams (Association of Jungian Analysts) 
  • Active Bystander Training (Protection Approaches) 
  • Ramadan & Mental Health (NHS Webinar) 
  • Stigma & Stereotypes (Assistive Technologies) 
  • The Invisibility of Chronic Health Conditions (Assistive Technologies) 
  • Transgender & Identity (Royal Holloway University)
  • Equality, Inclusion & Diversity (Royal Holloway University) 
  • Supporting Male Victims of Domestic Abuse (Care2Talk Hillingdon) 
  • Working with Domestic Abuse (London Borough of Hillingdon) 
  • The Psychology of Hoarding (Clouds End CIC) 
  • Menopause Awareness ('My Health' Hillingdon) 
  • Autism Awareness (H4All Wellbeing Service)
  • Mental Capacity Act Training (EduCare)
  • Safeguarding (Hillingdon Adult Social Care)
  • Introduction to Soul Midwifery (Soul Midwives Training School)
  • Emergency Psychological First Aid (UK National Emergency Response Unit)
  • Dying to Talk - Grief Works (Julie Barnes)
  • TA 101 - Transactional Analysis (Metanoia Institute)
  • Bereavement & Support (Cruise)
  • Train the Trainer (Happy Training LTD)
  • Reflective Practice Facilitation (Psychotherapy for Healthcare LTD)
  • Critical Incident Debriefing (Psychotherapy for Healthcare LTD)
  • Essentials of Psychosynthesis (Psychosynthesis Trust)
  • Anger, Rage and Relationship - An empathic approach to working with Anger, Shame and Vulnerability (Sue Parker Hall)
  • Mindfulness Stress Reduction (Kingston College)
  • Creative Interventions Certificate (Anna Parker Training)
  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA England)
  • Managing Volunteers (Directory of Social Change)
  • Managing & Supporting Staff (Directory of Social Change) 
  • Level 2 Award in Advocacy (City & Guilds)
  • AQA Foundation Practitioner Award in Working with Young People (16-25)

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I can support you with the following:

  • Identity (understanding who you are)
  • Pet Bereavement
  • Student Counselling Trainees
  • Sexuality - understanding your sexuality and ways to express this, dealing with it, or trying to tell others
  • Understanding your Spirituality and Development 
  • Understanding your Purpose and Meaning in Life
  • Work Related Issues - bullying, feeling stuck in your career and where you want to go in life


Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I believe that the relationship between us is important for any growth or progress to be made. I want you to feel comfortable and safe. I offer an initial consultation appointment. This gives us the chance to get to know each other and see if you feel able to work with me


Adults - £50

I offer a lower cost for Students 18+ (inc Counselling Trainees) and those who might be unemployed, etc at a reduced rate. I am very happy to talk to you about this.

Sessions will be at the same time each week, and last for 1 hour. I work in the evenings online or via telephone call. I can offer some weekend appointments 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

At present, I work online or via telephone 

Staines-Upon-Thames, Surrey, TW18

Type of session


Types of client

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

Key details

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Phil Puttock
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