Tony Larkin FDA, BA (Hons), MBACP Reg .Accerd
There’s a good chance you’re looking at this profile because you’ve had, or having, a life issues you want to resolve. That could be that you’ve been hurt or simply found yourself disconnected from others.
It might be that you’re reading this because some of those issues are become too hard for you to handle on your own and that talking to someone who isn’t involved with you personally is something that you really feel you need.
I’m sure you had a sense of being overwhelmed when you don’t have a full understanding of why you repeat patterns, which have been unhelpful for you, often which you established in early life, as a way of coping, but now they’ve become a problem.
What kind of therapy do you offer?
My therapeutic approach is Humanistic, fundamentally, I don’t see the use of a diagnosis or group of diagnosis but as a whole complete person, who has a problem; you’re not an issue with the person attached.
Because of that individual approach, I believe that you have the resourcefulness inside you to have a happy and fulfilled life. I also believe that because you are an individual, and therapy has to be tailored for you; I don’t believe in a one size fits all type of therapy.
In our work together, we worked in collaboration. We will help you enhance your inner knowingness, decreasing your sense of being swept away by life events, increasing your ability to make lasting changes in your life.
I understand that some problems do not require a large amount of work; this does not involve looking at your past rather the here and now of life circumstances. I work hard with you to distinguish between the different types of concerns that you have a tailored therapy to suit these.
Do I really have to have something wrong with me to come to therapy?
Often people will go to therapy because they’ve reached an impasse in their life; this is stuckness about everything they do. Coming to therapy can often help you acknowledge certain aspects of your life that you would gain great insight from if you were to look at these with a new light.
All About Me?
My passion is for people to reach their full potential. Experience has found that individuals are often locked for years in a cycle of destructive thoughts and actions.
What gives me the utmost satisfaction is seeing the client freed from these cycles and fully able to have a full life.
As the great man, Thomas Dreier once said: “If ever we are to enjoy life, now is the time, not tomorrow or next year... today should always be the most wonderful day”.
I believe this to be true, helping people live for today is what started me on my journey to become a counsellor/psychotherapist.
I work to enhance and expand people’s ability to experience a deeper connection with themselves and others. The connection is the key to physical, mental, and broader well-being, throughout therapy and counselling, I help people in the desire to choose to close the gap between themselves and where they are right now and where they want to be.
I have spent my professional life learning and searching for the root causes of human suffering and the issues that bring people into counselling and therapy, as well as the most effective and efficient ways to help them. To this end, I use proven treatment modalities as well as the latest research on cutting edge techniques.
I believe there is no such thing as a normal problem or issue. I consider that we hold within us, uniquely different life experience. That is why, for me, the connection with the client is paramount.
As a Registered Accredited member of the BACP, I work within a strict ethical code. I currently hold an enhanced C.R.B and have undertaken safeguard children training. As a therapist, I carry public liability insurance, and furthermore, my work is overseen by regular supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Honors Counselling Greenwich University 2012
Foundation Degree (Humanistic Counselling) Greenwich University 2011
NCFE level I Certificate in interpersonal skills.
NCFE level II Certificate in counselling skills.
NCFE level III Certificate in counselling skills and theory
My experience includes working with individuals, couples, families. I have had the privilege to work with clients through a range of issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (P.T.S.D) ,substance misuse, men’s issues, compulsive gambling, anger management, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (O.C.D) and terminal illness, bereavement, long-term disability and issues relating to the older population. I have worked together with clients on issues such as self-esteem and low self-confidence, and clients with child related issues. I have in the past worked with clients which have HIV/AIDS and other medical problems, and clients which have suffered from emotional abuse, self harm, work-related issues, I have, additionally, performed crisis intervention when needed. Regardless of what you would like to work on, I will be committed to helping you reach your goals.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Emotionally focused couples therapy
In my practice, I operate a sliding scale whereby nobody is excluded from accessing counselling, this ranges from the minimum fee of £20.00.
(Please note the only open to clients who are on working tax credit, income support or job seekers allowance).
I have consulting rooms in both Horsham and Crawley both which are central to local public transport, both trains and buses, and have free parking. This site services villages and outlying towns such as West Chiltington, Ashington, Wiston, Shipley, Southwater, Henfeild, Wisbrough Green, Itchingfield, Colgate and Nuthust.
Eleos Counselling has consulting rooms in Horsham which serves the Horsham post codes RH12 (Horsham, Broadbridge Heath, Rusper, Rudgwick, Warnham) and also Horsham postcodes RH13 ( Barns Green, Cowfold , Mannings Heath, Partridge Green, Slinfold, Southwater, West Grinstead). Furthermore, the Horsham post codes RH14 which serves Billingshurst, Ifold, Kirdford, Loxwood, Plaistow, Wisborough Green.
Eleos Counselling also has consulting rooms in Crawley, which serves the Crawley postcodes RH10 (Copthorne, Crawley Down, Domewood, Furnace Green, Northgate, Maidenbower, Pound Hill, Rowfant, Southgate, Three Bridges, Tilgate) and also serves to Crawley postcodes RH11 and RH6 (Bewbush, Broadfield, Gossops Green, Ifield, Langley Green, Lowfield Heath, Pease Pottage, West Green, Crawley Down, Copthorne, Worth, Maidenbower, Turners Hill Gatwick and Horley.
My experience includes working with individuals, couples, families, people with HIV/AIDS and other medical problems, trauma survivors (PTSD), substance misuse men’s issues, compulsive gambling, anger management, eating disorders obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and a terminal illness, bereavement, long-term disability and the older population, in addition to performing crisis intervention when needed. Regardless of what you would like to work on, I will be committed to helping you reach your goals.