About me

I am an accredited psychotherapist and qualified counsellor who is based in the Bayswater area of central London and do some online work.

I meet and talk with people who, maybe like you, want to change how they feel. Often the specifics of the difficulty might not be apparent, but the unhappiness or anxiety is. My work with my clients can be about surfacing what’s going and helping clients process their feelings to reach a happier, more settled place. You don't need to have worked out what is going on for you; that would be our work together.

Examples of issues I have worked with?

Often clients just feel there is something wrong, without knowing exactly what it is.

Specifically, I have worked, amongst other subjects, with trauma, anxiety, stress, feeling sad, depression, trauma, family difficulties, relationship issues, major life changes (bereavement, retirement, loss or change of job), sense of identity, relational issues, bullying, abuse (violent, sexual, emotional), neglect in upbringing, family issues, dissatisfaction, and a feeling of being numbed, out of touch with one’s emotions.

Who am I?

Before becoming I worked in business and still do some consulting and coaching to businesses. My love and understanding of what it is to be human in both our personal and work contexts motivates me in my work.


My counselling practice.

My Bayswater central location, minutes away from the Bayswater / Queensway stops on the tube lines plus many bus routes.

The building was the former offices of Eric Sykes and Spike Milligan and various other comedy writers. This puts a smile on my face, but it is tinged with awareness that Spike Milligan suffered from depression and Eric Sykes, whose mother died in child birth aged 22, struggled with "feeling a stranger at home".
 
If you wanted to explore if I could be of help, then I would be pleased to hear from you.You can contact me by the e-mail button on the bottom right or by calling me on 020 7043 2329.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified accredited psychotherapist. I hold a Clinical Diploma and MSc. in Psychotherapy and Psychodynamic Counselling. Clinical means my training included a large amount of face to face client work, and psychodynamic refers to how we interact with each other in ways often outside of our consciousness, and often shaped by our earlier lives.

I trained at the Metanoia Institute.


Over the years I have worked as a counsellor at various counselling services; MIND, EACS, MCPS.


I am an accredited member of The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their codes of ethics.

Member organisations

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Simply not feeling as happy, as relaxed as I”d like to be but don”t know the reasn.

Photos & videos

Availability

I have a number of early morning appointments and do work online during COVID.

Further information

Where is my practice?

My Bayswater Psychotherapy Practice is located just off Queensway in W2, in what were the former offices of Eric Sykes and Spike Milligan's publishing business. This puts a smile on my face, but it is tinged with awareness that Spike Milligan suffered from depression and Eric Sykes, who mother died in his child birth, struggled with "feeling a stranger at home".

I work from a room that is accessed by one flight of stairs.

My address is;
9 Orme Court
LONDON
W2 4RL

020 7043 2329

Directions to my Bayswater counselling practice.

Tube
Central, District and Circle lines.
(10 minute from Oxford Circus, W1B, 13 minutes from Westfield, W12, 17 minutes from Holborn, WC2B, 8 minutes from Paddington Station, W2, 15 min from Kensington High Street Tube Station, W8)

Bus
Routes 7,23,27,36,70,94,148,390.
(15 minutes from Ladbroke Grove, W10, 25 minutes from Harrods, W2)

Walking
(30 minutes from Selfridges, W1A, 20 minutes from Paddington, W2, 8 minutes from Notting Hill Tube Station, 23 minutes from Kensington High Street, W8, 9 minutes from Kensington Palace, W8).

9 Orme Court
Bayswater
London
W2 4RL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

My room is on the first floor of the building.

Philip Walker

Philip Walker