It was Mr Miyagi in the movie “The Karate Kid” who said, “You know, but you cannot not understand.” We are often very aware of the feelings and thoughts we are having, what traumas they are attributed to, the behaviours they are causing and the distress that can generate. But we can’t truly understand or articulate them enough to change or heal them.
My name’s Tim and I am an integrative counsellor. I work primarily with adults experiencing anxiety, depression and bereavement (in particular, I specialize in bereavement by suicide). I offer short and long term therapy in both face-to-face and online sessions.
And by way of a short introduction - that’s me, in a nutshell. But, how about you? What’s brought you here to look for someone to talk to?
Maybe you have been struggling with anxiety, depression or both for some time and everyday life is more challenging than you want it to be? Maybe you’ve experienced a traumatic event that you can’t seem to get over? Maybe you can’t enjoy your life like others seem to enjoy theirs and you don’t really understand why?
Being human is a complex and dynamic experience and is often framed by the effects of trauma and loss. Whilst you aren’t alone here, you are unique - there’s only one you and only one life journey that’s yours and emotional distress is a deeply personal experience. How we cope with the challenges we face in our present lives is more often than not, fundamentally influenced by our past.
Making sense of it all is where counselling comes in and where a professional therapeutic relationship offering you an empathic and non-judgmental safe space to talk helps you to understand your feelings, heal and realize your potential.
Considering therapy and talking about painful things can feel daunting. It’s a big step you are making right now and with the right counsellor for you, is unlikely to be one that you regret.
I practice in two locations - East Finchley, North London and Dalston, East London.
Please get in touch if you would like a free consultation by phone or email.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications: Diploma/ Adv. Dip in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Additional certified training: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Neuroscience and attachment theory, Psychiatry and psychodynamics, Time-limited counselling.
I have experience working with a wide range of issues and worked specifically in bereavement counselling.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer 50 minute face-to-face sessions for the fee of £60.
I also offer sessions via Skype for the fee of £50.
I am available for day and evening sessions on weekdays and day sessions at weekends.