My name is Rob Brown and I am a BACP accredited counsellor in Westerham, near Sevenoaks and Oxted. I also provide online and telephone counselling.
I have over 15 years' experience of working with many issues, including self-esteem, confidence, identity, anger management, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, and depression.
I offer psychosynthesis counselling and also bring elements of CBT and solution-focused practice into my work.
As an accredited counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I have experience of working with many different issues including:
* Anger management
* Relationship difficulties
* Low self-esteem and lack of confidence
* Bereavement and loss
* Personal development
* Sexual orientation and coming out
* Lack of meaning and purpose
* Work-related issues
As a psychosynthesis counsellor my approach involves sensitively exploring issues through dialogue and, where appropriate, working creatively with guided visualisations, drawing, imagery and dreams.
I work in the way that best suits each individual and so my focus is less about techniques and more about the importance of the therapeutic relationship.
My initial aim is to enable people to gain an expanded awareness around difficult thoughts and feelings and how these might be holding them back. With increased awareness comes the possibility of thinking about ourselves and our lives differently, and making different choices in how to move forward.
Psychosynthesis is a holistic approach that seeks to integrate all parts of the personality. Psychosynthesis has a deeply affirmative perspective and honours each person, irrespective of gender, sexuality or ethnic background, on their journey towards living life more fully.
Together we would look at aspects of your past in order to understand issues you are facing now. Psychosynthesis is also about uncovering a sense of your purpose in life and, going forward, creating a more meaningful life.
I approach each person as a unique individual with a complex and particular history and work from this starting point with your feelings of unhappiness or dissatisfaction.
In helping clients to gain insight around their issues and to make changes, I have worked with people of all age groups, different sexual orientation, and from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling from The Psychosynthesis & Education Trust, London. This diploma is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and validated by the University of East London.
I am a Registered BACP Accredited Counsellor (MBACP Accred) .
I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Business & Management Studies from the University of Hertfordshire and a Chartered Management Institute Level 5 Award in Management Coaching & Mentoring.
I adhere to the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
In addition to my private practice, I have counselled clients at:
* The London School of Economics and Political Science
* The University of Greenwich
* The Royal Veterinary College
* The University of Hertfordshire
* Canterbury Christ Church University
* Mind in Croydon
* AXA PPP Healthcare
* PACE, a leading charity promoting the wellbeing of the LGBT+ community
* The Psychosynthesis & Education Trust, a provider of counselling services to the public and of counselling training courses