Stephen Phillips

Stephen Phillips

Oakwood
London
N14

07983 501330

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About me

I believe that the relationship between the client and the counsellor is crucial to the success of counselling.  I provide a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential setting; a place where we can fully determine what is really going on beneath your defences; defences which may have protected you in the past, but are impeding you now.  I have a deep faith in a person’s inner resources.  Everyone has the right to emotional well-being. Counselling is an excellent way to achieve this.

We need to become more familiar with what is going on inside us; we must learn to recognize our feelings & motivations. I will invite you to consider whether or not current coping mechanisms and thought processes, perhaps necessary in the past, are serving you well today. Although we are never free from the influences of the past, we can work to minimize them through conscious exploration, insight, and attempting to adopt more positive behaviours and ways of thinking. We will also question the whispering critical voice which overlays your actions. Fundamentally, we will be working together to help you to achieve control and inner peace in your life.

I am a fully qualified, experienced and BACP registered counsellor.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (a BACP accredited qualification) from CPPD Counselling School. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I practice in accordance with their ethical framework. I work integratively, inspired by a variety of Psychodynamic and Humanistic approaches. I offer both short and long term counselling

Besides working in private practice, I currently work as a bereavement counsellor at a hospice in London.  Additionally, I have worked for many years with adults, teenagers and children as a teacher, learning mentor, school counsellor, and as a volunteer in a homeless shelter.

Counselling Qualifications:

  •   Advanced Diploma (Professional Training) in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  •   Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  •   Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling

Short Courses

  •   Time Limited Counselling
  •   Psychiatry, Psychopathology & Psychodynamics
  •   Holding the Bereavement Frame
  •   The bereavement experience of LGBT people
  •   An Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Conduction
  •   Genograms
  •   CBT

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

My fee is £50 per 50 minute session. There are a number of low-cost sessions available for people on Job Seeker's Allowance, or on low incomes. Please contact me to discuss more.

Generally, sessions are once weekly on the same day and at the same time each week. They can be on a short term or a longer-term, open-ended basis, depending on the issues you would like to focus on, and how our work is progressing. The duration of our work together is in your control.

Further information

My practice is under 10 minutes walk from Oakwood Station, which is on the Piccadilly Line.

Sessions are usually weekly and can be on a short term or a longer term, open ended basis, depending on the issues you would like to focus on and how our work is progressing.

To discuss specific requirements  07983 501330 or email me.

Maps & Directions

Oakwood, N14

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Weekdays: daytimes and evenings

Saturdays: 10am - 2pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults