Timeon Christofides (Adv. Dip, MBACP)
How I Work
As a counsellor, I primarily focus on the relationship between myself and you the client. I view each client as a unique individual and throughout our sessions I hope to create a strong enough connection between us in a safe and supportive environment that you, as the client are able to open up and make the best use of the sessions.
Relating is the core of what we do as counsellors and building and sustaining those relationships in the therapy room is where everything hinges.
Therapy is not “one size fits all”, and what works for one client may not work for another, and this is where integrating various methods and interventions differ with each client allowing for a unique experience.
I offer both short and long-term counselling, and both day and evening appointments.
Before our initial assessment session, I recommend we have a brief 10 minute phone call to answer any questions you may have.
I am a qualified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor trained at CPPD Counselling School in North London. I am a BACP member (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethical framework.
I have worked with a variety of adults ranging in ages and with diverse reasons for seeking counselling. I have also worked with a large number of LGBTQ+ clients whilst volunteering at ‘London Friend’ and ‘The Naz Project.’
I use Clinical Supervision to ensure I am working to the best of my ability and continue to expand on my knowledge and training through personal and professional development courses and workshops.
Training, qualifications & experience
Working with adults from the LGBTQ+ community on various issues including, anxiety and depression, coming out, sexual health, relationships, trauma, and clients seeking asylum due to their sexuality.
CPPD Counselling School
Working on a 6 month contract with clients on issues such as family dynamics, phobias, anxiety and depression and addiction.
Working with adult carers in the borough on a range of issues on a short-term 6 session basis.
The Naz Project
I volunteered at Naz as a counsellor for adults from BAME communities, for clients experiencing difficulties with anxiety and depression, sexuality, gender identity, relationships, sexual health and sexual trauma. Clients faced a range of issues that are complicated by cultural, religious and linguistic diversity.
CPPD - Advanced Diploma in 'Humanistic Integrative Counselling'.
CPPD - Diploma in 'Humanistic Integrative Counselling'.
Barnet College - Certificate in 'Counselling Skills'.
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
£40-60 per session to be paid either in cash or by bank transfer.