Robert Draper

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BA (Hons), MSc, MBACP
Available for new clients
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London W6 & Brighton BN1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I'm a BACP-registered, psycho-dynamically trained and qualified psychotherapist.  People seek therapy for all kinds of reasons, and whilst some are considering therapy for the first time (a potentially daunting prospect) other people may have had therapy before, albeit a different modality such as CBT, person-centred, existential, etc. The different types of therapy can seem confusing but the most important thing, in my opinion, is the relationship you have with your therapist. In my experience therapy can help with a number of situations; some people want to learn how to handle their emotions differently; some want to improve relationships with others; some are struggling to move beyond abuse or trauma and others feel overwhelmed with feelings of depression or anxiety.  While everybody's situation is different, considerable benefits can be derived from accessing the 'talking cure'.  Understanding more about your feelings can lead to you becoming a more empowered and contented version of yourself.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been fortunate to work with a broad range of clients in organisations including Outreach Services for Octavia Foundation, Student Services for BIMM Institute (a British university for the creative industries), Terrence Higgins Trust and The Rock Clinic, a charity providing affordable counselling and psychotherapy in Brighton & Hove. I have many years’ experience working with clients to help them understand how long-standing conflicts from their past might be negatively impacting their lives today. There can be valuable breakthroughs when considering how past relationships have become blueprints for current ones and having the time and space to reflect on what has gone before can prove useful when considering current issues.  I offer weekly therapy sessions that can continue for a few weeks, or be undertaken on a longer-term, open-ended basis.  I practice in London and Brighton and only work face-to-face.

Qualifications

MSc: Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy (Merit)  
Birkbeck, University of London

Certificate Higher Education: Psychodynamic Counselling and Organisational Dynamics (Merit)
Birkbeck, University of London ​

Certificate Higher Education: Counselling and Counselling Skills (Merit)
Birkbeck, University of London

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered MBACP - Member No. 00925346

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£90.00 - £100.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

I offer a free initial telephone consultation.  The fee for the initial F2F consultation is reduced to £40, and my fee rate thereafter starts at £90.

When I work

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I currently have availability to see new clients on Saturdays in Brighton and on Friday mornings in Hammersmith

London, Greater London, W6

Brighton, East Sussex, BN1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)