Having been a client myself in the past, I have a strong appreciation of how difficult and painful life can be at times and the benefits of being able to explore what is going on for you in a totally non-judgmental, deeply empathic and confidential space, which is for you and you alone. I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist which means I am qualified and experienced in working with a range of strategies, techniques and modalities, depending on your specific needs. The therapeutic relationship we will share is central to the work we will do together in order to help you explore and resolve your issues no matter what they may be or how they may present themselves in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist with over 13 years experience. I strongly work within the ethics and boundaries of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy of which I am a registered member (Membership ID Number: 99780).
My Principal training quantifications are:
MEd - Masters in Educational Leadership - Creating a School Counselling Service & the implementation of a Whole School Approach to Mental Health & Well-being
BA Hons in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
Higher Professional Diploma in PCA Counselling
Diploma in Counselling Skills
Qualified teacher status, Department for Education 2012
In my experience one main aspect of Counselling that contributes hugely to it being a truly positive life changing endeavour is the fact that, as a client, you have the opportunity to be a part of a unique, unconditional, pure therapeutic relationship, free of the usual emotional transactions and pressures you may be experiencing in your everyday life.
As your therapist it will be my job to truly listen to you, and assist you in making some kind of sense out of the emotional distress you are experiencing. The objective of counselling is to enable you to speak about any difficulty and discover a way forward which is appropriate and best for you. Together we focus on you, and you obtaining self-insight.
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
WHAT CLIENTS HAVE SAID:
Anonymous, 34 from Croydon, gave a review of 5/5 after 33 sessions 27th February 2020
Easy to talk to
Value for Money
From my first session with Tony I knew I'd found the right therapist. He made me feel so at ease and I felt so comfortable talking to him. I saw the signs that my weekly sessions with Tony we're helping me very early into my counselling. A year later and I feel like a totally different man to the one that first went to see Tony. I was in a dark place but now I can genuinely say I love life. For the first time in my life. I've unearthed a confidence that I never believed I could have. I will be forever greatful to Tony.
Chris, 40, gave a review of 5/5 after 18 sessions 30th January 2020
Easy to talk to
Value for Money
Tony is an extremely helpful, thoughtful and empathetic therapist. This was my first ever experience of talking therapy and I couldn't have asked for a better introduction to the process.