Why People Seek Counselling London We may seek counselling in London or online for peace of mind, clarity, to talk about what's happening now for us - any struggles or dilemmas. The counselling not only considers what's happening in our life now, but also the impact of our past, and how we can live life to our full potential. We may be seeking counselling in Camden or counselling in Kings Cross) for a variety of issues.
Working at your own pace In my London counselling practice in Camden, Kings Cross, I aim to bring clarity, creativity and sensitivity to my work with warmth, humour and maturity. With my passionate beliefs of self-determination and responsibility, in the counselling I offer fresh insight in an affirming, supportive and jargon-free way, checking with you if what I'm saying, resonates and fits. Having an impartial perspective in the counselling I usually work both intuitively and with knowledge, experience, understanding of what brings you to counselling. I recognise people can't simply be reduced down to a diagnosis, symptoms or issues. I have an affirming counselling approach, to help you to make choices that enhance rather than restrict you. Some people prefer a cognitive or technical approach to counselling. Others value a relational, interpersonal style of counselling, which allows issues to emerge. Receiving feedback, gentle guidance or reassurance may help for some people, whereas others may prefer a more challenging counselling style. Viewing the counselling as a joint exploration, in my London counselling practice based in Camden, Kings Cross, I value the humanity in us all and acknowledge our own resources, qualities and strengths alongside our frailties, limitations and vulnerabilities. (See also Integrative Counselling Approach, Philosophy & Therapy Style Of Practice)
Initial Counselling Meeting In the beginning my role as a counsellor is to get to know you, understand who you are, listen why you have come, why you are the way you are, what it feels like to be you, what you might need. I usually ask a lot of questions to find out about you now and what brings you to counselling, a little about your past and the different strands of your life, to piece them together, find out how counselling can help alongside considering not only any underlying issues but also how you may want to navigate through any difficulties, live your life to your full potential. (See also Aims & Benefits Of Counselling & Psychotherapy London)
In the counselling I value each person's uniqueness and respond in an individual way to your circumstances (see also Flexible Counselling Approach), and at the same time appreciate the interconnectedness of what we human beings hold in common - that beneath our differences are fundamental shared experiences and central concepts, that creativity, the human heart and suffering are universal.
Feeling Comfortable With Counsellor I welcome, value and respect people's diversity, uniqueness, autonomy and respond individually to your own circumstances. My counselling experience includes working with men and women, old and young, who are straight, bisexual, lesbian, gay, whatever our sexuality, skin colour, people of many nationalities and cultures (see also Being In London), those who are religious, hold spiritual beliefs, atheist and agnostic. As well as the Camden, Kings Cross, central London counselling practice location, what clients value the most in the counselling is being comfortable with the counsellor and being in a collaborative relationship.
My Counselling Experience I am a male counsellor and psychotherapist based in central London, Camden Town, close to Kings Cross. My interest in counselling developed in 1982. I was drawn to it because it was described as a psychology of the soul. In my Camden, central London counselling practice I bring together over 40 years' experience of working with people as a counsellor and psychotherapist, both in the voluntary sector and privately. I have realised that deep and lasting change is possible at any stage. I value listening to people's life stories and acknowledge and aspire to share what I have learnt from others.
My Continuous Professional Development In Counselling Through ongoing professional counselling training, I keep informed of developments and increase my knowledge in the sphere of counselling. This is integral in my London counselling practice, based in Camden, Kings Cross.
Counselling Training & Qualifications I have completed 5 years in-depth, both academic and experiential, practical training in psychosynthesis counselling and psychotherapy at The Institute of Psychosynthesis in London validated by The Middlesex University in London, I have the following qualifications:
Counsellor Accreditation As a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist I adhere to the counselling codes of practice and ethics and hold registration with the main UK counselling and psychotherapy professional and regulatory bodies, namely:
Location My London counselling practice is based in central London, Camden Town (find a local Camden map here) and can be easily accessed from Kings Cross, St. Pancras and Euston (West End, London W1, WC1 and WC2), Hampstead and Belsize Park (London NW3), Kentish Town (London NW5), Islington (London N1), Westminster and City of London (WC and EC).
Public Transport My London counselling practice has a range of easily accessible and frequent rail services, London Underground, bus services to and from Central London, Camden, Kings Cross. The closest London Underground is Camden Town Tube on the Northern Line (see Transport For London). The local London National Rail Stations are nearby, including: Camden Road, King's Cross, St Pancras and Euston rail stations (visit National Rail) are situated in the London Borough of Camden.
Parking At The Counselling London Practice Meter parking is available adjacent to my counselling practice in Camden, near Kings Cross in Central London.
Contacting The Counsellor in London Feel free to ring for an initial chat 020 7916 1342 or email me to arrange a meeting at my London counselling practice based in Camden, near Kings Cross. As well as in-person counselling I can offer Skype counselling, online counselling as another option.
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