Dean GoldfarbGestalt therapist
Hello, I'm Dean, from London. I am a BACP Registered Counsellor and I provide one-to-one counselling to adults. I have a full-time private practice in Shoreditch, East London, located next to Liverpool Street Station.
I'm aware that finding a therapist online might be difficult or overwhelming, and the thought of starting counselling may bring up all kinds of feelings for you. My aim is to allow you, the client, to feel safe and supported by me so that you can openly express what is troubling you. The counselling I provide is an accepting and warm space for you to talk about anything you want to bring. My clients often tell me that they feel relieved to have begun.
I am a Humanistic Counsellor, with four years of training in Existential and Gestalt therapy, while also drawing on elements of Person-centred therapy. I first took a therapy training course in 2004, and I now combine different elements of these approaches. In my experience, I know that each person responds differently and I will work with you in a flexible way. I offer my experience and my knowledge, as well as a supportive presence, and I will encourage you and challenge you to face your difficulties so that you can begin to live with yourself, others and in the world with more ease and more confidence.
I also believe that given enough support (in the form of love, closeness and feeling understood), we all have the capacity to learn, grow, and become more fulfilled. Counselling can allow us to access these missing parts of ourselves.
You can contact me with an email, a text or a phone call. I will respond the same day, or within 24 hours, and we can arrange a free 10-minute phone or video consultation where you can let me know what brings you to counselling and we can talk about how best I can offer you support. If you prefer, we can go ahead and book an initial session without having the consultation.
I have experience of working with clients from a range of ages, sexualities, ethnicities, backgrounds and cultures. My practice is GSRD (Gender, sexuality and relationship diversity) and LGBTQIA+ aware and inclusive. I will welcome you however you choose to self-identify in regards to your sexuality and gender.
Issues often worked with
My fee is £65 for all 50-minute sessions (both in person and online)
I offer a free 10-15 minute consultation on the phone or video call.
Training and qualifications
BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling , The Gestalt Centre, London
Foundation Certificate in Existential Therapy, NSPC, London
Additional training in Trauma, GSRD (Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity).
I am a Registered Member of the BACP
Accredited Register of the Professional Standards Authority
Registered Member of the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office). All data provided by you is held in accordance with GDPR.