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Integrative Counsellor, BSc, MSc, MBACP (Reg), MFDAP

About me


Sometimes it’s hard to find our place in the world and we feel broken, lost or alone.
These feelings often lie at the root of anxiety, depression, addiction, shame, and other issues.

The antidote is connection.

Hi, I’m Steve.

I’m a fully qualified and MBACP registered integrative counsellor. I have practised as a counsellor for over 10 years, with over 30 years working in health and social care.

I offer sessions online and in person in East Central London, with daytime and evening availability.

I have worked therapeutically with individuals and groups who are struggling with anger, shame, addiction, depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, relationship problems and other issues in a variety of settings in both the voluntary and private sector.

What is integrative counselling?
Integrative counselling means that I work flexibly and use a range of different therapeutic techniques depending on what is most helpful for you.

My training is in counselling and psychology, and my approaches include person-centred, psychodynamic, attachment-focused, inner child work, narrative therapy, and REBT. My work is influenced by psychoanalysis and existential philosophy.

How does my approach help you?
My main approach to therapy is relational and attachment based. This is because we learn about who we are in relationships, and when we struggle in our relationships, it can impact everything else in our lives.

We can feel unsure of ourselves, where we fit in or what our purpose is. I believe these issues often stem from our childhood relationships and the environment we emotionally adapted to growing up.

Through exploring this in therapy, in a calm and supportive space, we can regain a secure sense of ourselves, our relationships and belonging in our lives.
Together, we can learn how to heal our past and embrace our present.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Psychology (1st class Hons) (Goldsmiths University)
  • MSc Addiction Psychology and Counselling (Distinction) (London South Bank University)
  • Attachment Narrative Therapy training (Bowlby Centre)
  • Introduction to Philosophy and Psychotherapy (Philadelphia Association)
  • P.I.T. Trauma training Pt1 (Pia Mellody Model)
  • MBACP (reg) and MFDAP 

I’m a lecturer and skills teacher for a MSc in Counselling and Psychology at a London university and have published academic research on attachment and addiction.

I also manage an abstinence-based residential addiction treatment programme in London.

Member organisations


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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Dealing with chronic shame.

Challenges for those who work supporting others – frontline workers, therapists, support workers, carers.

I am LGBTQIA+ friendly and have worked with people from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds.

I understand the negative impact that prejudice and discrimination can have on mental health.

Photos & videos


From £60.00 to £90.00

Additional information

I charge on a sliding scale depending on your income. I can work with you on a short term or long term basis.

Further information

Contact me for a free 15-minute consultation. 

You can also phone me on 07539276247.

After a brief chat, if you are happy to work with me, we can then start sessions at your pace.

St. Luke's Community Centre, 90 Central Street, London, EC1V 8AJ

Type of session

In person