Rob FaircloughIntegrative psychotherapist
I am a Core Process psychotherapist offering short- and longer-term psychotherapy. This is a traditional/ integrative psychotherapy approach, drawing upon awareness through mindfulness which is central to my approach. I would aim to provide you with a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space where you feel and are valued, allowing you to explore your thoughts and feelings at a pace that works for you. As well as focusing on your feelings, emotions, and thoughts, we may also focus on areas of your body which your attention is drawn to. Through focusing on what arises for you in each session, in the present moment, we may experience our feelings in a closer way, in a different way maybe than before: instilling the change that you seek.
As a UKCP therapist I observe and abide by the UKCP Code of Ethics. I am a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Association of Core Process Psychotherapists (ACPP).
I have always worked in the caring and health professions, having worked as a Physiotherapist in many NHS settings over the years. This has provided me with a solid grounding in working directly with patients, families, carers, and other professionals. My long-standing interest in mindfulness, Buddhism, and the relational aspects of care led me to my M.A. training in Core Process Psychotherapy. During my training I also began working in a hospice setting where I continue to work presently, as well as working in private practice. This experience has given me a deeper insight into working with grief, bereavement, chronic and terminal illness, death and dying.
It was also experiencing psychotherapy on a personal level, that led me to training as a psychotherapist. Mindfulness-based psychotherapy has supported me in connecting with myself, others, and the world around me, in ways that I was not able to experience beforehand. I believe that we all go through challenging periods in our lives, and I wish very much to be able to support others in navigating such times: to bring about more meaningful relationships, more appreciation and satisfaction, and more joy to the lives of others.
I hold a growing appreciation of the natural world, and how it may support us in meeting our daily challenges. Leanings toward Buddhism, and a love of Yoga have both led me to acknowledge and value the significance of the body in helping us to be with, and work through, our more challenging feelings and emotions. I hold special interests in anger, bullying, depression, low self-esteem, and a sense of isolation.
If you wish, you are very welcome to have an initial chat with me on the telephone, or send any queries to the following email address:
If I’m not able to answer your call, I’ll endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours:
If you’d like to book in for an initial meeting (online or in-person), these are charged at £55/£50 respectively (Islington/Walthamstow) for up to 45 minutes. Initial sessions are a chance to meet and see how it feels for you, share a little about yourself, and ask any questions that you may have. Should we continue working together I ask clients to initially attend 6 sessions at a minimum, after which we would review how things are going for you.
Issues often worked with
£60 - 60 minutes - Walthamstow (in-person or online)
£65 - 60 minutes - Islington (in-person or online)
Training and qualifications
Master's degree (MA) in Core Process Psychotherapy - a mindfulness-based, integrative psychotherapy (Karuna Institute)
Fully accredited member of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Full member of the Association of Core Process Psychotherapists (ACPP)