Philip Walker, Dip. Couns. BSc. MBA. Reg. BACP
9 Orme Court
020 7043 2329
I’m aware that you may have come to my listing looking for help with personal difficutlies. I would like to help you if I can. I have added a VIDEO below to help give you a feel for me.
I am a qualified counsellor (therapist) based in Bayswater, London. I work with individuals in one to one confidential, private counselling sessions.
Who am I?
Before becoming a Bayswater counsellor I worked in business (I was the MD of Neal’s Yard Remedies, a consultant with PwC and I used to buy women shoes for Clarks). I 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.
What is therapy like?
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 togther.
What have I 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.
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. 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".
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 counsellor/therapist. I hold a Clinical Diploma in 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 yeears I have worked as a counsellor at various counselling services; MIND, EACS, MCPS.
I am a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Photos & videos
Where is my practice?
My Bayswater Counselling 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 an upstairs room that is accessed by staris rather than a lift.
My address is;
9 Orme Court
020 7043 2329
Directions to my Bayswater counselling practice.
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)
(15 minutes from Ladbroke Grove, W10, 25 minutes from Harrods, W2)
(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).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client