Vincent GoyonIntegrative counsellor
Hello, my name is Vincent (he/him). I'm an Integrative and Relational Counsellor. I work with individual adults to help explore problems including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship issues, codependency, grief/loss, compulsive sexual behaviour and a myriad of other issues.
Frequently these problems are deep-rooted, and we must look back before we can move forward. This can be a scary and painful process. However, a safe therapeutic environment can make it a profound and enlightening experience.
The relationship with a therapist is unlike any other, and it is essential that you find someone with whom you can feel safe. I am here to help make that transition as easy, comfortable and rewarding as possible.
Together we can help you develop a deeper relationship with yourself and others.
My practice draws from a range of therapeutic methods and theories to develop a way of working that suits individual needs.
I draw on psychodynamic, attachment-based, person-centred, existential and body psychotherapies to work with the "here and now" and consider how the past affects and influences the present. I am inspired by the link between the mind and the body. I integrate the physical, psychological and spiritual dimensions of our identity and bring them into the therapy process.
I offer short-term counselling (around 8 to 12 sessions) or longer-term work with regular review. In any case, the length of therapy will be up to you, and it is something that we can discuss at any time.
Working with me will be an opportunity to use open and honest dialogue to explore issues responsible for various forms of distress.
I aim to identify and understand how these stressors impact your life, from facing a significant crisis to dealing with an extended period of anxiety or depression. Clients come to me needing support in coping with significant life transitions, dealing with complicated family dynamics, grappling with relationship problems, going through bereavement or wanting to make changes to foster better mental and emotional health.
I believe that both therapist and client create a relationship built on the freedom to follow and trust their own instincts, be themselves, and let the work unfold in its own unique way. I have faith in the idea that we have the power to gradually shift some of our more destructive habits of thought like fear, shame, regret, craving and towards self-compassion, confidence, and a loving engagement with ourselves and others.
I believe that the success of psychotherapy depends largely on whom you choose as a therapist.
Issues often worked with
My fee varies between £65 and £80 per session, depending on the time of day. I offer an initial 20-minute telephone or online session free of charge.
I keep some lower-cost session slots for people on lower incomes. Please let me know at the time of enquiry if you are looking for this.
Training and qualifications
I am a qualified counsellor with a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from The Minster Centre, a leading Counselling and Psychotherapy training institute. I am currently studying for an MA with The Minster Centre and Middlesex University in Integrative Psychotherapy. I also attend additional training to support my ongoing professional development.
I have valuable experience in supporting individuals to free themselves from compulsive sexual behaviours and other relationship difficulties. In the past, I offered one-to-one support to individuals affected by or living with HIV at Positive East, a non-profit organization. I ran workshops at Body & Soul Charity, from 'Dating with HIV' to 'The Issue of Disclosure'. During my training, I joined the therapy service at the Hudson Centre as a trainee associate.
My client group has been wide-ranging and includes people from diverse cultures, genders, sexualities, religions and faiths. I am an LGBTQIA+ friendly therapist working with and fully embracing diversity.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics.