Steve Banfield, BSc Psych., Dip.Counselling., MSc Integ.Psychotherapy

Steve Banfield, BSc Psych., Dip.Counselling., MSc Integ.Psychotherapy

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About me

Making the decision to come to therapy can be difficult. My approach is to establish a trusting relationship within which we can explore the issues that brought you to that decision to seek help. I work supportively, with some challenge, so that we can re-examine and change your ways of living when these are not working for you.

I am a qualified BACP-registered counsellor and UKCP-accredited psychotherapist with seven years’ public and private sector experience, which includes long- and short-term work. I hold a first class degree in psychology, a diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy. In addition to private practice, I have also worked in NHS and charity settings such as Samaritans, Cruse and Mind.

My integrative training includes CBT, Psychodynamic and Relational approaches, which means I can work with you to change unhelpful ways of behaving and thinking, as well as exploring deeper-seated emotional issues and problematic patterns of relating originating in your childhood.

Areas in which I have had working experience include: depression, anxiety, OCD, self-harm, suicidality, low self-esteem, the effects of trauma, 'borderline' (emotionally unstable) personality disorder, and bereavement and loss.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Metanoia Institute, Ealing (2011-17) Middlesex University-accredited MSc/Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy + Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (2011-15).
  • Counselling skills training at Concern, a WPF affiliate, in Ipswich (2009-11).
  • Cruse bereavement counsellor training, Norfolk (2010).
  • Samaritans training, Norwich (2009-10).
  • Open University BSc, distance learning (2004-9).


  • Metanoia/Middlesex University MSc/Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, 2017.
  • Metanoia Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling, 2015.
  • Wpf Diploma in Counselling Skills, 2011.
  • Wpf Certificate in Counselling Skills, 2010.
  • BSc in Psychology, Open University, 2009.


  • Private practice from home, 2015-present.
  • Psychotherapy placement at Oxleas NHS, Woolwich, 2016-present.
  • Counselling placement, Awareness Centre, Clapham/Stockwell NHS, 2013-15.
  • Counselling placement, Metanoia Counselling Services, 2012-13.
  • Bereavement counsellor, Cruse, Norfolk, 2011-12.
  • Samaritans telephone befriending volunteer, Norwich, 2010-11.

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Further information

I was formerly an EFL teacher and teacher trainer with a teaching diploma and Master's degree in applied linguistics. I worked in both the UK and overseas. I wrote and directed tailor-made courses, as well as tutoring on internationally recognised Cambridge certificate (CELTA) and diploma (DELTA) courses. I taught and trained people of various nationalities and cultural backgrounds. I am an IELTS examiner. I speak French and German.

Maps & Directions

London, SW16

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: French, German.


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I'm available on work days (Monday-Friday). Time negotiable.

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