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About me

Hi,

My name is Stephen.

I'm based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire (Monday to Thursday) and City Therapy Rooms near Chancery Lane, between Holborn and City of London (Friday).

I’m a professional counsellor and psychotherapist who is both caring and thoughtful.

I am an LGBTQ+ affirming counsellor who understands how difficult it can be to feel different in a cis-normative and heteronormative world.

Counselling Approach

I practice a type of talking therapy called psychodynamic therapy, helping you to explore the root cause of issues which in turn can lead to longer-lasting change.

Counselling Services

I can offer you both short term and longer term counselling services:

  • Short Term (20 sessions)... providing you with emotional support while going through a difficult patch in life, such as a loss or a relationship break-up.
  • Longer Term (open-ended)... providing you with therapy to help with more complex or deep-seated issues, such as depression, abuse, and trauma.

I can provide you with face to face or remote (i.e. via telephone or Zoom) counselling sessions on a weekly basis.

If you'd like to talk to me about your current situation and therapy, don't hesitate to contact me on either my mobile number or my email address.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Professional Qualification

I’m a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I abide by a strict code of ethics and standards.

My Training

I have completed 4 years of BACP accredited training:

  • Diploma In Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma In Psychodynamic Counselling.

My Experience

I have been practicing for over 5 years.

I have a significant level of training and experience, helping others with a diverse range of issues including:

  • Loss & Trauma - you feel you may never get over your grief or you have suffered abuse that has left you traumitised
  • Gender & Identity - you suffer from low-self confidence or don't know who you are anymore
  • Anxiety & Depression - you can't stop worrying, you feel stressed or you can't face the world
  • Relationships - you feel stuck in your relationship or can't seem to find love

I have a special interest in men's mental health and LGBTQ+ related issues.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

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Fees

From £60.00 to £90.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer a free 30 minute initial telephone or video call to hear what has led you to make contact, to introduce myself, explain how I practice and how this helps clients, and to see if I feel like a good fit for you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Central London (Wednesday, Friday) - good availability on Wednesday from 1st June.

Harpenden, Herts  (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday) - limited availability.

(Update: 3rd May 2022)

City Therapy Rooms, 33 Furnival Street, London, EC4A 1JQ

Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Remote counselling options are currently available as an alternative for wheelchair users.

Online platforms

Zoom

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