Steve Molyneux

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MSc. B.A. (Hons). P.G. Dip. Accredited Member BACP
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Purley, Surrey, CR8
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About me

I am a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MSc, B.A. (Hons), P.G. Dip.) offering Private Individual and Couples Therapy in Purley, south London. I am also a certified Clinical Supervisor. 

I have been a therapist since 2007, working from an NHS General Practice Surgery, as the Clinical Lead & Head of Department - Psychological Support Services for a leading South London Hospice, a Patient and Family Therapist with the largest hospice in the UK based in North London, have been in Private Practice throughout and I have also clinically managed and led Mental Health and Substance Misuse Services pan-London. 

An Integrative Practitioner - simply put this means I am trained to deliver more than one type of therapy model - I specialise in both brief, solution-focused therapy as well as longer-term, in-depth treatment contracts. 

I work face-to-face from my bright, spacious Consulting Room in Purley. I also deliver sessions online and via the telephone. Hybrid contracts are available to provide flexibility.

Training, qualifications & experience

As well as my Private Work, I am currently an Associate Therapist with a renowned Harley Street Addictions Clinic, a BUPA Recognised Professional, an Associate Practitioner for several Employee Assistance Providers (EAP's) and a Support Professional with the Lawyer Supported Mediation Network. 

  • I hold an MSc. in Counselling & Psychotherapy (2007). 
  • I am an Accredited Member with BACP.
  • I am also a Certified Clinical Supervisor and a Certified Couples Therapist.

Counselling and Psychotherapy are 'talking therapies' - processes that involve exploring feelings, beliefs, thoughts and events, often from childhood / personal history, in a structured and supportive way and with someone who is trained to do it safely.

Exploring feelings and their meanings - what they remind you of and where they originated - can help in deciding whether certain core beliefs, once held about you and the world, are no longer appropriate and can thus be replaced with alternative, healthier options.

Therapy aims for insight into difficulties and distresses, a greater understanding for motivation and change and the discovery of more appropriate ways for coping and ways forward. All of this will be explored at the Assessment.

Therapy can be seen as a process of self-discovery. I will offer you: 

  • An opportunity to think and talk about yourself and your concerns in a way that you often can't do with family and friends.
  • Offer a place and time that is just for you to talk about those things that bother you.
  • Listen to the way you feel and how this affects you and others.
  • Accept the way you are without judging you.
  • Help you to make the changes that you would like to happen.
  • Work hard to create a good therapeutic relationship with you so that we can work well together.
  • Understand that it is not always easy to talk about problems and to express feelings.
  • Work with you towards improving your well-being.

Therapy can be just a few sessions or it can last over several weeks and months. This depends on the individual situation. Again, this will form part of the Assessment process.

As a therapist I appreciate the impact of earlier life experiences on our thoughts, feelings and behaviours as adults. My aim as a therapist is to allow an understanding of these historical events and relationships - to provide insight in to how we relate to others and ourselves in the present.

An underlying focus is to support the individual in becoming what they are capable of becoming. Equally, there is the exploration of the subjective lived experience - what it is like to be you.

With more specific, present-day issues, solution focused approaches are employed - such as CBT - allowing the client to learn techniques to better manage day-to-day life and become better equipped for future living. 

I am able to draw extensively on theoretical approaches - matching the intervention to the individual client and presenting problems.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

If you feel you have presenting issues that do not match specifically to those listed above, please contact me so that we can discuss your personal needs and concerns.


Fees

£75.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£75 per 50 minute therapy session (incl. assessment) for individual clients. 

Concessionary rates are available for students and those with low/limited incomes.

£90 per 60 minute Couples Therapy session (incl. assessment).

1:1 Clinical Supervision is charged at £75 for an hourly session.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
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Sessions are usually weekly and at the same time. However, to allow for flexibility, appointments can also be made week to week. 

Further information

I am also a qualified and experienced Clinical Supervisor - currently supervising the Consultants and Doctors at St. Christopher's Hospice South London, the Counselling and Psychotherapy Team at The Shakespeare Hospice Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as a number of therapists working privately. Previously I have supervised therapists working within a Pan-London Counselling Agency for Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers, a Cancer-Specialist Service, a National Homelessness Charity, a South London agency supporting Carers, a National Gambling Addictions Association, a GP Surgery and several National and Pan-London Mental Health and Substance Misuse Charities.

Purley, Surrey, CR8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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My Consultation Room is suitable for both couples and individuals face-to-face. A ten minute walk from Purley Mainline Railway Station. There is ample free street parking available and bus route 434 stops directly outside.

Online platforms

FaceTime
Microsoft Teams
Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

A qualified/certified and experienced Clinical Supervisor, offering private 1:1 and group supervision.

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