About Me

Availability: To book a session please email me at stefan@stefanwalters.com or call me on (+44) 07526 456 477.

I can help with all kinds of individual and relational issues, including mood disorders, depression, anxiety, addictions, fidelity issues, and family therapy. Whatever you need to talk about, I will work with you in a safe and secure setting to uncover the source of the problem, and to move forwards toward a satisfactory and fulfilling solution. I am also fluent in Finnish, and have conducted therapy sessions in French and German as well. I am a Multicultural counsellor and am keen to work with people of all ethnicities, ages, cultures, religions, ages, genders and sexual persuasions, and I also identify as a kink-friendly therapist.

Fees and Location: My in-person session rates vary slightly depending on location and whether the session is booked for individuals, couples, or families. I am also available for both Skype and telephone appointments. Sessions last 50 minutes, and I currently see clients in both central London and Harrow, by appointment only. I can occasionally also make home visits, in extreme circumstances. Please note that I am also a registered provider of psychological therapies with Aviva Insurance, AXA, BUPA, Cigna and Healix.

Qualifications: As well as my undergraduate qualifications from the UK, I have also spent three years studying in the United States – one year at Willamette University in Oregon, and two years on the Marriage and Family Therapy Masters programme in Counselling Psychology at San Diego State University, in California. Whilst there, I was fortunate enough to train with some of the leaders in this field, including Dr Mark KauppDr Gerald Monk, and Dr Jean Twenge, and to work at the First Avenue Counselling Centre.

Accreditations and Publications: I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the British Psychological Society (BPS), the Association for Independent Practitioners (AIP), and the Association for Family Therapy (AFT), and work within the ethical framework of the BACP. I am a contributing member of the BEFT, and also continue to be a registered member of AAMFT (the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy), CAMFT (the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy), and RJMP (the Restorative Justice Mediation Program) in the United States. I have been published in  numerous publications worldwide, including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Guardian, the Psychologist, The Telegraph, the Huffington Post, Esquire, Men’s Health International and The Sun, and have appeared on the BBC, Channel 4, and London Live. I am also a book reviewer and frequent contributor for PsychCentral.com, the leading psychology website on the internet. I am a registered aftercare provider for the highly respected Hope Rehab Centre in Thailand; one of the world’s leading treatment centres for addiction, where Pete Doherty famously overcame his addiction issues, amongst many others.

Expertise: I am experienced at working with individuals, couples, families and groups, using a systemic framework, grounded in Narrative Therapy. I employ a Strengths-Based, Psychodynamic approach, and am especially interested in Attachment-Focused Therapy and EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy). My specialised trainings include Couples Therapy, Bereavement and Grief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Imago Therapy, Bowenian Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Restorative Justice, Conflict Mediation, Sex Therapy, and EFT. I specialise in treating addictions, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, OCD, and attachment disorders.

Experience:I have worked in both the private and public sectors, both in the UK and the US. In the UK I spent several years working as a Clinical Manager for Brent PCT, within the NHS. I have also served as a therapist for St Mungo’s, Mind, St Albans Bereavement Network, and EACH Counselling and Support, as well as in private practice on Harley Street. In the US I served as a Camp Counsellor at Camp Erin, working with children who had recently lost a parent or close family member, for which I received specialised training in bereavement and grief counselling from the San Diego Hospice and Institute for Palliative Medicine. Besides my clinical experience in private practice, I have also co-facilitated school groups for both boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 15, dealing with bullying and youth issues, and facilitated domestic violence and anger management groups, for male perpetrators of violent crimes.

Social Justice: As well as my interest in mental health issues and restorative justice, I am also a strong supporter for the campaign to end human trafficking and slavery. I was the co-founder of a San Diego based organisation named Strength San Diego, where we worked with high profile figures such as Anne Bissell to raise awareness of this issue. I have presented on this topic at two international conferences and am available for further speaking opportunities.

Personal History: Before qualifying as a therapist, I spent several years working in the music industry in London; first for the Sanctuary Records Group and then for Universal Music Group. I first worked in publishing and then in management, with numerous extremely high profile artists. As such, I am in the unique position of being a counsellor who has also experienced the stresses and demands of the entertainment industry, and am well equipped to work with celebrities and figures who find themselves in the public eye, or who may experience professional success but still find their personal lives lacking.

Please email me at stefan@stefanwalters.com or call me on (+44) 07526 456 477 if you would like to arrange a session. I look forward to working with you.

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