Robert French

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London, Greater London, N1 9RD
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About me

Hello, I am a UKCP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with over 15 years’ experience. I am also a tutor at the Gestalt Centre- a training college- where I run a course in counselling. I have a warm-hearted, engaging approach and believe that good therapy is a collaborative creative process that supports change and growth.

As a humanistic therapist I believe that all people have a natural tendency towards health and growth. I see my job as one of joining you in an exploration of yourself in order to support change through increased awareness. Addressing problematic feelings and behaviours, or personal development in this way has the advantage of supporting natural, non-coercive and permanent change.

Therapy can be seen as an investment in self and other. Increased awareness supports relief from painful feelings, moving on from feeling stuck, increased choice, effectiveness, communication, better relationships and so on. All these benefits support an increase in quality of life for ourselves and those around us.

I look forward to hearing from you if you think you would like to work with me.

Thanks for reading,


Training, qualifications & experience

Originally trained in Gestalt therapy, I now work integratively, with many influences, particularly the person-centred approach, body awareness work and trauma theory.

I have over 15 years experience working in the NHS, in private practice and as a teacher of humanistic counselling.

To locate myself- I'm a heterosexual, cisgender, white man. I engage in the life-long work of increasing my awareness around equity, diversity and inclusion. I have experience of working with many people across the diversities and am ally to minority and oppressed groups and people.

I'm accredited with the UKCP and registered with the BACP. I abide by their codes of ethics.

My main qualifications are: Ba, PGCE, Ma, Postgrad. Dip.

My background is in design and making. Originally a cabinetmaker, I then taught design, technology, and construction in secondary schools for 9 years. 

I'm married and am a parent.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


£60.00 - £80.00

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

On average I need to charge around £75 per session. If you can afford to pay more than this, it will allow me to offer more reduced-rate sessions to those that need them. On the other hand- please feel free to ask- I may be able to see you for as little as £60.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

In person- Tuesday and Wednesday.

Online- Monday and Thursday.

I have some online, daytime, term-time-only, slots that may be of interest to parents of school-age children.

The Practice Rooms, 150 Caledonian Road, London, Greater London, N1 9RD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Key details

The building I usually work in has stairs and unfortunately no lift. Please let me know if you require step-free access as I may be able to see you at a different location nearby.

Robert French
Robert French