Tim Poole BA(Hons), Dip Couns MBACP(Snr.Accred)
For many years, I didn't believe in therapy. I thought friends and family could support us through difficulties, and didn't see the need for professional help.
But my views changed when a close friend went through a very painful period in his life, and had counselling. I saw how therapy transformed him, and began to think differently about it. I realised that, while the support of loved ones may be sufficient for some, for many it is invaluable to talk to someone objective, who is professionally trained to help.
As a qualified professional, I provide a nurturing environment which will help you to help yourself. I don't push or direct you – but together we work through the issues that are troubling you.
Coming to terms with your past and present difficulties helps develop a strong sense of self-awareness. By helping you to confront and address problems that affect your life, in your own time and in your own way, unlocks your own powerful resources. My approach is based on the belief that each of us has the ability to live our lives to our full potential.
I work with individuals, couples and groups, both long and short term - and offer individual supervision.
Although each client's situation is unique, some of the issues I work with include:
- anger management
- depression and anxiety
- self-esteem and confidence
- bereavement and loss
- eating disorders
- sexual orientation/identity
- relationship issues
- abuse (emotional, physical, sexual)
- living with HIV/AIDS.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Supervisor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, (Registered Member MBACP Snr.Accred) and adhere to its Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
Certificate and Diploma in Person-Centred Supervision from The Metanoia Institute 2016
Completed The Practice of Person-Centred Couple & Family Therapy Workshop with the renowned American Writer and Psychotherapist Charles O'Leary PhD (What a lovely, inspiring man) - May 2015.
BA(Hons) in Person Centred Counselling from Middlesex University.
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling from The Metanoia Institute in London.
I have completed an Advanced Post Diploma Certificate Course in Person Centred Couples Counselling.
For over eighteen years I have worked as a trainer in mental health and communications for the National Health Service - working alongside patients, doctors, psychiatrists and students.
I was also a buddy for the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) for five years, working with people living with HIV/AIDS.
I continue to work as a counsellor within the voluntary sector as well as in my own practice in North and Central London, and work with people in both the long and short term.
I feel it is important to continue my own personal and professional development and I am in regular therapy, as well as supervision, essential for practising therapists.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists and others in the helping profesions.
Supervisee's usually come to supervision fortnightly or monthly, but if you have a heavy caseload I'm happy to see you weekly. Supervision offered at £65 per 50 minute session in North London and £85 per 50 minute session - some concessions available. I have Certificate and Diploma in Person Centred Supervision from The Metanoia Institute
Tufnell Park/Kentish Town Practice
Individuals £65 per 50 minute session
Couples £95 per 60 minute session
Supervision £65 per 50 minute session - I have a diploma & certificate in supervision from Metanoia Institute
Transport: 2 minutes walk from Tufnell Park tube station - Northern Line
Some concessions are available
Central London Practice
Individuals £85 per 50 minute session
Couples £115 per 60 minute session
Supervision £85 per 50 minute session
Transport: 3 minute walk from Oxford Circus
I treat all information as confidential. However, if I believe that you may harm yourself or others, or that a child is at risk, I reserve the right to inform outside agencies, but would not do so, wherever possible, without fully discussing this with you first.
I chose to focus my training on the person-centred approach to therapy, which accords most closely with my own experience and philosophy. This approach provides a nurturing environment which will allow you to fully access your own powerful resources. I believe that working in this way will facilitate the development of greater self-awareness and provide you with the capacity to address your difficulties.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening availability - please contact me to arrange an appointment.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified Person Centred Supervisor, trained at the Metanoia Institute.