Robin AltwargCognitive behaviour therapy counsellor
During the coronavirus pandemic I am providing all counselling sessions via secure video meeting software.
I am a professionally qualified and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, with 19 years experience, providing counselling and psychotherapy, on a short-term and long-term basis in an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Sessions take place in a caring and professional environment, which is sufficiently challenging to effect change. Working together we can help you gain better understanding of yourself, to overcome obstacles in your life, and reach your goals.
I work with people on a wide range of issues. My expertise lies in the areas of: anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, anger management, stress, compulsive lying and sexual identity.
My approach to counselling/psychotherapy
There are a number of different approaches to counselling and psychotherapy. I work primarily using CBT, Schema Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), which all have a strong evidence base. The quality of the therapeutic relationship contributes to a positive outcome in counselling, which is very important in my work.
I offer a non-judgemental approach, without discrimination on such grounds as sex, race, religion, class, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
The fee is £67.
I am a registered provider with Aviva, AXA PPP, Cigna and VitalityHealth insurance companies.
Training and qualifications
- BSc (Hons) Psychology (accredited by the British Psychological Society) – Birkbeck College, University of London
- MSc Counselling Psychology (accredited by the British Psychological Society) – City University, London
- Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) – CPPD Counselling School, London
- Certificate of Proficiency – the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I am an individual member of the following professional bodies and abide by their codes of ethics and am bound by their complaints procedures: the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist and am listed on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Continuing Professional Development
I have also attended numerous courses in specialist areas, including: Anger, Anxiety, Bisexuality, Cognitive Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Couple Counselling, Depression, Diversity, Gender and Sexual Diversity, Health Anxiety, Imagery Rescripting, Incorporating Strengths to Build Resilience, Mindfulness, Nutrition and Mental Health, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Personality Disorders, Schema Therapy and Social Anxiety.