Stephen Brown Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist London E8Stephen Brown:

Psychodynamic Counsellor & Psychotherapist (MBACP)


My name is Stephen Brown and I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I have a private practice, working with adults, based at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston, Hackney, London E8

My work
What are your concerns? What are the issues you face? Therapy is about allowing yourself the space to think about and to work through your particular problems. To gain a better understanding of your life and where you would like to go.

Working with you isn’t about finding a “cure” but about improving and deepening self-awareness by identifying and exploring your issues. These may be to do with relationships, work and family, loneliness, or just an incomprehensible lost-ness.

Depression can be felt in many ways, including overwhelming anxiety and feeling low. From not wanting to get out of bed to a manic cheerfulness and coping too well; these are some of the ways we manage our psychic pain, and I am ready to work with you with patience and attentiveness.

I also work with trauma, loss and grief: I am an experienced bereavement counsellor. I work with sexuality, gender issues and also eating disorders, self-harm and pre-suicidal states. I have expertise in working with issues around ageing.

Therapy is about the relationship in the room: I set out, from the start to establish a safe and containing therapeutic alliance, based on building trust and the capacity to listen well and to think with you about what is most troubling you, and to work with you over time to improve things, where you can set a better course in life.

After an initial phone conversation, we will first meet for an introductory fifty-minute consultation where I can find out more about you and what brings you to Psychotherapy: what are the problems you face and the symptoms and issues that are holding you back.

This is also where you can get an idea of who I am and how I work – and whether you would like to continue. If we do go forward, sessions would normally be weekly and will be for fifty minutes.

Experience and qualifications
I have an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, from Birkbeck, University of London and am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work within their ethical framework. I am experienced at working in both a time-limited and open-ended setting.

Alongside my private practice I work as a student counsellor at the University of the Arts London, and as a counsellor at Chai Cancer Care. I was a psychotherapist for three years within City and Hackney Specialist Psychotherapy Service, NHS East London Foundation Trust.

I have particular experience working within the Jewish community and for several years practised as a counsellor at Raphael Jewish Counselling. I have regular supervision and keep up to date with Continuing Professional Development.

Fees
My fee is £70 for a fifty-minute session. I am prepared to negotiate a lower fee depending on your financial situation. I am currently seeing clients face to face and online (Zoom, Skype, etc).

 

***If you are interested in contacting Stephen Brown or needing information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

Clients Stephen Brown Works With

Client Issues Stephen Deals With

Therapy Modalities Stephen uses With Clients


Stephen Brown – Working Hours

Monday 15:00 – 20:00 Thursday N/A
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Contact Details

Stephen Brown, accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist can be reached using the following:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07790 759960


Training and Qualifications

MSc Birkbeck Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy


Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.

 

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