Hi, I'm Stephen, an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist based in Kennington, SE11. During the pandemic I am working online but can also offer telephone counselling.
Sometimes we all need a space to explore our feelings, emotions and thoughts. My goal as a therapist is to help you to find new ways to resolve issues and make more informed choices in your life. As an integrative therapist, I tailor my approach to each client, drawing on a range of therapeutic approaches and techniques to improve wellbeing and self-awareness.
I have helped people who were:
- feeling anxious, depressed or low in self-confidence
- experiencing relationship, work or career issues
- questioning or struggling with their sexuality
- at a crossroads in their life and seeking a more fulfilling future
Our time together
In our first meeting, an initial consultation, we will look at what brings you to therapy and explore what you hope to gain. I will be interested in finding more about you and you will be able to ask about how I work.
Should we decide to work together, sessions will last fifty minutes and take place at the same time each week. There is no rule about how long therapy should last - it can range from a few weeks to a number of years and it is always your choice as to how long you wish to keep coming.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Post Graduate Diploma (Distinction) in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and have been working as a therapist for more than three years with adults of all ages.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). The BACP is the largest professional body representing counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK. They set the standards, values, and ethical guidelines by which therapists work to. I am committed to regular continuing professional development to keep me up to date with current practice.
As part of my therapeutic approach I draw on my experience of different theoretical approaches, including person centred and psychodynamic theory and cognitive behavioural therapy, to provide support tailored to the needs of the individual.
Here are examples of some issues I have worked with:
- Anxiety and fear, including panic attacks
- Sadness and depression
- Low self-esteem or confidence
- Lack of fulfilment
- Sexuality and sex-related problems
- Relationship and family issues
- Feeling confused, indecisive or stuck
- Feeling chaotic, overwhelmed or out of control
- Shame, guilt and anger
- Work-related and career problems
- Trauma and abuse
- Bereavement and loss
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
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
Your initial consultation is free. Each session after the initial consultation is £50.
I am available both daytime and evenings. Please contact me to arrange a free initial meeting which will currently take place online.
If you are interested in finding out more, have any questions, or would like to book a consultation session, please send me an email or give me a call for a chat. If I can't answer immediately I will always call you back.
My website has more information about what to expect from therapy, and how we might approach working together. www.stephenglovertherapy.com
While I am based in Kennington I am currently providing counselling online through a secure platform.