MBACP - Counselling and Psychotherapy
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I’m Spencer, I have over fifteen years of experience working with individuals and groups in various capacities. I conduct my private practice in North West and South West London.
I provide an integrative humanistic approach (which means drawing from varied therapeutic approaches and interventions), striving for connectedness in the here and now. I meet you exactly where you are, open to the journey we take together on the path of therapy.
I’m a capable but not infallible guide, helping you to recover your own aliveness and to connect with the wisdom that has come from your life experience. I am willing to go to challenging places. I’ve worked hard to understand myself. I’ve come a long way and I consider myself to still be on the path of self-discovery.
In addition to my private counselling practice I work within the NHS, as well as charities supporting people with various difficulties, including schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and autism. I have studied many personal development practices both east and west, ancient and modern, I have a decades long meditation practice and I lead regular weekly support groups, workshops and retreats focusing on self-awareness, authentic communication and awakening.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (CPPD, BACP-accredited). I have also attended further workshops:- Working with Suicide, Trauma, Eating Disorders, CBT, Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics and the Neuroscience of Attachment.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with any issue, a recent selection of topics clients have focused on include; anxiety, depression, anger, loss, social isolation, loneliness, grief, regret, trauma, sexual (childhood and adult), emotional and physical abuse, assault and rape, domestic violence, suicidal ideation, ADHD, addiction, family conflict and estrangement, modern slavery, borderline personality disorder, cultural and ethnic identity, intercultural partnership, low self-esteem, conflict avoidance and pleasing others, lack of intimacy, infidelity, bullying, helplessness, hopelessness and lack of meaning, perfectionism, life transitions.
From £60.00 to £85.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Payment by bank transfer or cash.
When I work
I will always try and offer flexible appointment times to suit your availability.
If you’re interested in working together then send me a message, I'll contact you to introduce myself and arrange a free 15-minute consultation, during which we'll get acquainted and you can share about what brings you to therapy. You'll ask me any questions you might have and we’ll both get an idea of how it will be to work together.
Currently, I have availability for open-ended counselling and psychotherapy, in-person at my practices in Ladbrook Grove and Clapham.
I look forward to hearing from you.