Steve Axell (MBACP, PGDip Psychosynthesis Counselling)
Whatever brings you to consider counselling, whether it is a personal crisis, trauma, depression, isolation, a relational or internal conflict, anxiety, loss or just plain curiosity, this is an important first step in finding the right person for you. I can offer you a safe and creative space with someone who won't judge you, and who you can trust to explore your life challenges with you. Being with you means that we will work together to access the fullness of your inner resources and wisdom and help you to live a healthy, rich life.
How I Work
I work as a Psychosynthesis Counsellor/Psychotherapist, which means that I work creatively, with mind, body and soul, the conscious and the unconscious, the personal (how the various parts of our personality function together in our life) and the transpersonal (our connection with our deepest self, purpose and potential). I use an intuitive and relational approach with each client, which means that each session is tailored and in the moment . I also have over 20 years experience of coaching individuals and teams to achieve their potential in life. I work with individuals and couples, and also offer an online service.
What to do Next
I can offer you short or long-term counselling, whichever is most appropriate to your circumstances. I suggest that you contact me by phone or e-mail to arrange an initial session, and then decide if you would like to take this further.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred.)
Post-graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (London)
M.A. in Management Learning (Lancaster University)
N.L.P. Business Practitioner
20+ years experience as a performance and life coach
Foundations in Psychosynthesis (London)
Essentials in Psychosynthesis (London)
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Historical Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD - lapsed membership) and Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB).
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Identity and existential issues
Loneliness and isolation
£40-£45 per session for individuals or £55 per couple. A reduction may be available for those on a low income.
An initial meeting is recommended to give us an opportunity to find out if we wish to work together.
Skype, FaceTime and Telephone meetings can also be arranged.
I can offer flexible times for individuals or couples during the day, both in person and online.
Some of the Benefits of Counselling
Counselling is for anyone who wants to improve or maintain their state of wellbeing. It helps to raise our awareness of who we are and how we experience our life, how we relate to others and make sense of the changing circumstances of our lives. It helps us to accept our past and come to terms with those things that have caused pain and suffering, live in the present time with awareness and mindfulness, and move towards our future potential and live a rich and purposeful life. We are all whole beings and yet sometimes get stuck in a place of confusion, fear, doubt, anxiety, grief, where we feel 'less than' we'd like. Counselling can help you to find your Self, and become everything you can be.