Wayne Mertins-Brown (MBACP), PG Dip. Con
I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in various locations in and around the London area. I offer one-to-one, couples and group counselling. I work with an integrative/holistic approach, including principles such as Psychodynamics, Humanistic/Spiritual, Trans-personal and Mindfulness. I also practice Eco-Psychotherapy, as I believe we are each emotionally and spiritually impacted by the differing, ecological environments in which we live.
I specialise in matters of the heart relating to personal identity, difference and diversity, sexuality, phobias, bereavement, loss, mental and sexual abuse, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, issues of low self esteem, relationship issues and work-related anxiety, stress and/or depression. However, despite my years of training and experience, I believe what is absolutely fundamental to a client's personal improvement, is the open, honest, heart-to-heart connection and easy rapport created between us. That two-way 'relational' interaction is my focus. I believe it to be the place from where solid and consistent change is triggered, takes hold and then grows. It is the most important guiding principle in the way I choose to work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold 'individual membership' with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), having obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling. I also have a variety of other therapy and personal development qualifications, including as a groupwork facilitator, specialising in working with issues of difference and diversity, as well as chronic illness and couples therapy.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Sexual identity
- Panic disorder
- Feelings of sadness
- Family issues
One-to-one initial consultation: £50
One-to-one therapy sessions, thereafter: £75
Couples initial consultation: £75
Couples counselling sessions, thereafter: £95
A limited number of concessionary rates are available for those on low income.
I believe choosing the right therapist is an integral part in determining the potential success of the counselling experience. Therefore, I am happy to meet for an initial consultation, at a reduced fee of £50 (£75 for couples). So, let’s meet and see what the energy is like between us!