S. Stephen

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Bsc (Hons) PGDip, Reg Therapist (MBACP)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London, SW18
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Research suggests that often it is not the "Type" of therapy you have but the actual therapeutic relationship which has one of the biggest effects on change. 

My approach is warm, compassionate and down to earth which may help you to feel more relaxed and comfortable as you explore your problems in a sensitive, timely way. I can help you develop the skills and capacity to overcome both past and current challenges which may be impacting on your life and relationships.

If you think you may be interested in working with me the next step would be to talk on the phone. Following on from this if you would like to start therapy I would arrange an initial assessment where we can determine your needs, and I can assess your suitability for therapy. There is no obligation at any stage of this process however there will be a charge for the initial assessment. For more information please contact me

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • I hold a BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling (approved by the UK Council for Psychotherapy - UKCP).
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory ( approved by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy BACP) & Accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council BPC).
  • Art Psychotherapy, Foundation Course Goldsmiths University.
  • I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), which means that I abide by the ethical principles and guidelines laid down by these governing bodies which regulate the practice of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Experience

I have worked for over 23 years in various social care settings which includes mental health, offending, substance misuse, domestic violence and child protection. I hold an Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate (CRB).

My interests lie in the field of addiction. I have experience of working with individuals in Twelve Step Recovery Groups. I understand the philosophy and process of Alcoholics & Narcotics Anonymous and other Twelve Step programme's which would be helpful for people who are recovering from addiction. I also work with individuals who are currently struggling with active patterns of addiction. These patterns can be explored sensitively by looking at some of the underlying issues of addiction such as depression, past trauma, co-dependency and relationship issues.

I also work with a wide range of other issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, separation loss and trauma.

Voluntary Experience

  • Volunteer - The Awareness Centre from 2015/2016. NHS IAPT Counselling Placement which Involved seeing clients on a weekly basis in a GP practice.
  • Volunteer - Kingston Women’s Centre from 2009/2013. This was a low-cost Counselling Placement for women experiencing a wide range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement.
  • Volunteer - Turning Point which is a Drug and Alcohol support service in Lewisham from 2008/2009. I worked with both men and women offering both short and long-term therapy. I supported individuals to address their substance misuse problems and other underlying problems associated with their addiction.
  • I currently work as a volunteer Support Worker for a Foster Care Agency. I have held this commitment since 2010. This role involves supporting individual young people in foster care. The role is varied and includes helping young people when in crisis, and with issues such as their mental health, relationship difficulties and substance misuse.

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I am currently working online, Initial assessment is 1.5 hours and the fee is £60. Following sessions are for 50 minutes and the fee is £50

I have a limited number of spaces available for those on low income, please ask if this applies to you.

Please email or phone to discuss arranging an initial assessment.

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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S. Stephen
S. Stephen