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About me

Hi, I'm Rob - a qualified and experienced psychodynamic counsellor registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council.  If you're suffering from stress, anxiety or depression, I may be able to help.

I use a psychodynamic approach that places emphasis on the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client / therapist and patient.  I believe that the best way to bring about change is by working together.

I've eight years of experience as a counsellor / psychotherapist since starting out as an Honorary Psychotherapist back in 2012, at a successful NHS psychotherapy service based in Westminster.

I've also worked in various crisis services, including acute settings in the NHS, as well as Maytree and Samaritans, two very well known suicide prevention charities.  If you're approaching crisis, it may be worth speaking to me before deciding upon your next course of action.

My experience has taught me it's never too soon to Start Counselling.  If you'd like to find out more, why not send me a message?

Coronavirus Update:

The coronavirus continues to affect the way I work:

  • I am working online, using Skype to connect with clients,
  • I am offering reduced fees, down from £70/£60 (evening/daytime) pre-pandemic.  See below for current rate,
  • I am offering a free 30 minute consultation to every new client, with no obligation to continue.

I hope the above concessions will make it easier for you to reach out to me in these uncertain times.  If you’d like to take advantage of my offer, please send me a message.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications:

MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy - Birkbeck College, University of London

Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling and Organisational Dynamics - Birkbeck College, University of London

Graduate Diploma in Psychology - The Open University, Milton Keynes

BA Philosophy and Politics - University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk

Experience:

Honorary Psychotherapist in the Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster (KCW) Psychotherapy Team, Central and North West London (CNWL) NHS Foundation Trust.

Director at OPUS - an Organisation for Promoting Understanding in Society (registered charity) responsible for the 'Listening Post'.

Clinical Support Worker at The Rivers Crisis House, St Pancras Hospital, Camden and Islington (CANDI) NHS Foundation Trust.

Mental Health Support Worker at Connifinn Limited (private healthcare provider).

Samaritans and Maytree (suicide prevention charities).

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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 Psychoanalytic Council

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

  • Existential therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

New Year Offer

£60 (evening), £45 (daytime).

Concessions offered for

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

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Online sessions are available. If you wish to visit me in person, please note my office is on the first floor and there is no waiting area.

Availability

Daytimes - good / Evenings - limited.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Rob Stuart, Psychodynamic Counsellor

Rob Stuart, Psychodynamic Counsellor