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M.Sc, Reg. MBACP (Accredited) BPC. Reg

About me

I am an accredited psychotherapist and counsellor in London Bridge, Southwark and East Dulwich. I have been working as a therapist for many years, working in full-time practice with adults from all backgrounds from my consulting rooms in London Bridge and East Dulwich. I also have extensive clinical experience of providing online therapy in the UK and internationally. 

During the pandemic many people have been experiencing generalised anxiety and feelings of sadness - talking therapy can be a fantastic resource to help you understand and work through some of these confusing feelings which can often be hard to understand on your own. 

Online therapy has become a popular medium for clients accessing therapy. I have taken additional professional training in online counselling meeting the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy's recommendations for the specific skills needed to work online - I am a professional member of the Association of Counselling and Therapy Online.

Therapy

I understand that deciding to seek therapy can be a daunting prospect. Yet therapy can also be an immensely rewarding and beneficial experience to help you understand your difficulties and facilitate change. Like many, you may not be sure what sort of support you need. If you are considering counselling or psychotherapy and would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

My work is with adults of all ages, offering short-term counselling and longer term, open-ended psychotherapy. I have many years experience of providing counselling and psychotherapy in different organisational settings.

I am experienced in working with:

  • Sadness and anxiety related to the pandemic and Covid - 19 
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Destructive patterns of behaviour and relationship problems
  • Feelings of emptiness and isolation
  • Difficulties at work or studying
  • Major life transitions and sudden change
  • Health problems
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Relationship breakdown/ separation
  • Transitional anxiety related to newly found media attention, and also,  transitions away from media attention. 
  • Trauma 

This list is not exhaustive, if you think I may be able to help, please contact me.

For more information visit www.richarddemwell.com

Training, qualifications & experience

  • M.Sc Psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Postgraduate Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Professional member of the Association of Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

Reg. MBACP (Accred)
I am a qualified, registered and accredited psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist

BPC. Reg.
Registered member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

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)

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Online counselling and therapy
  • Destructive patterns of behaviour.

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Fees

From £70.00 to £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • WPA

Additional information

Concessionary fees may be available.

An initial meeting is for 70 minutes.
Counselling and psychotherapy sessions are for 50 minutes.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
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Online therapy available now. Accredited BACP & BPC registered Short/Longer term therapy. London Bridge and East Dulwich. BUPA, AXA, WPA recognised. Monday to Saturday. 

Further information

Online counselling and therapy.

Telephone counselling: In some circumstances, I may be able to offer sessions by phone.

I am a recognised practitioner with the following Employee Assistance Programmes (E.A.P) and medical health care providers:
AXA PPP , AVIVA, Allianz, Cigna, WPA and BUPA.

www.richarddemwell.com

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Lift available during office hours