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About me

Hi, my name is Robert Ferreira and as a qualified Integrative Counsellor, I have experienced how life can be challenging, demanding and sometimes just hard, so we may feel the time is right to focus on ourselves and our mental health or maybe something from the past, present or uncertain future.


I work in an Integrative manner which allows me to draw on knowledge and skills from various counselling approaches based on your individual circumstances in order to provide the most effective and personalised therapy for your needs.


Please feel free to e-mail me or call if you need to know more or set up your first session.

Evening sessions and weekends available.


Counselling online:
I am currently offering mainly online video or telephone counselling due to COVID-19 restrictions but am also offering limited face-to-face sessions in Deptford.

The Pandemic has changed the scope of counselling possibly for the long-term, this could mean working with clients online indefinitely should you wish to do so. This has been a challenging time, however, I have been pleased with how well working online has worked so far, provided we ensure it is safe and convenient for you. I believe a therapeutic space is very much possible, but I will guide you through how this can best be achieved,
Online counselling may prove more flexible and convenient for you, but I am happy to discuss any concerns or questions.


Your first session:
New to counselling?
If you haven’t had counselling before, I would recommend that our first session acts as a no-obligation consultation session, charged at the standard rate, where we can explore whether counselling is right for you, what your expectations are and whether you feel we can work together. Please feel free to discuss if you just need to have a phone call to get to know me instead and raise any questions about how counselling works.


Had counselling before?
We can use the first session to establish how I can help you and whether you feel we can work together.
Please feel free to e-mail me or call if you need to know more or set up your first session.


How I work:
Counselling is your time to talk in a confidential, non-judgemental environment. Often people seek counselling for a specific reason such as a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety, to discuss something from the past or relationship or work issues (or indeed any combination of these).
Drawing on my core modalities of Person-Centred and Psychodynamic therapies, we can work together on understanding why these issues are presenting as well as exploring ways to overcome them or provide you with the tools to address what you may face.

I may also introduce other techniques, drawing on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) or Solution-focused therapy.

I am an eclectic practitioner and working Integratively allows me to not be limited to a particular theory or technique but use them in a combination unique to your presenting issue.


I feel that counselling works best with a collaborative relationship in a safe, open, compassionate environment. At times counselling may be challenging and is a commitment, and at other times very fulfilling, but ultimately, we will work together to provide you emotional support and guidance through these difficult times or specific mental health issues.


Please note that I believe that for counselling to work best, sessions initially need to be weekly until we can agree together on a different frequency.


I have experience working with a diverse group of clients from many cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds with a wide variety of issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor working towards BACP accreditation.

After working for several charities and Primary care as a Counsellor, I decided to start up my Private Practice in late 2020.

My experience working in Primary care for a London Borough has given me the experience to work with many presenting issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, low mood, relationship issues amongst others. I have also worked with a varied client base from different racial and cultural backgrounds as well as a wide age range.

I am a BACP Registered Member MBACP and follow the BACP Ethical Framework which ensures secure and Ethical practice for their clients.

A requirement of BACP is to ensure we are regularly seeking CPD (continued professional development) opportunities so that we are kept up to date on any new developments or approaches.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My sessions start at £50 with Concessionary rates available for off-peak hours, students or those on low income.

Availability

Daytime, Evening sessions, and weekends available.

Erith
DA8

9 Giffin Street
London
SE8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked
Robert Ferreira

Robert Ferreira