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Darren Cheek
Counselling, Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in London

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Member Organisation(s): MBACP


Therapy Provides
Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling, Psychotherapy

About Darren Cheek
A fully qualified and experienced, MBACP registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist - I offer both short (6-12sessions) and longer-term counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families. With a diverse range of therapeutic experience, I am based just a few minutes from Waterloo Station and I also operate a practice in Withnell, Chorley PR6 8RY.

With an honest and open approach, I provide a confidential, supportive and safe space – where people can discuss and explore their personal issues, their choices, their behaviours, their thoughts, their beliefs and feelings – without fear of judgement, reproach or discrimination.

As an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist my therapeutic approach draws from both the Humanistic and Psychodynamic schools of thought in dealing with issues of change or acceptance. I draw on a number of approaches and styles of counselling to help clients explore and resolve their problems, and to achieve their goals and aspirations. These include Person-centred, Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) principles. People enter into counselling or psychotherapy for many different reasons – each person’s issues are unique, and so my focus is always on the individual and what they bring to the counselling room.

I also offer Skype and telephone sessions. I currently work online and telephone with clients within the UK and in various other countries around the world, including Pakistan and Kenya.

A fluent British Sign Language user, I also work with D/deaf clients - adults, children and young people alike.
My training, work experience and any achievement
Graduated with BA(hons) and have since gone on to to study Counselling Skills (OCR), Counselling Studies (CPCAB Level3), Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB Advanced Level 4 Diploma) and Humanistic Integrative Counselling (CPCAB Advanced Diploma).

For the past 16 years I have worked within the NHS, as a trainer in mental health and communication – working alongside patients, doctors, consultants, psychiatrists and students.

Other previous / current experience includes:
Resident Psychotherapist – TherapyWorks Detox Rehabilitation Centre (Pakistan).
Resident Psychotherapist – G.L.B.T.Q ‘Free2BMe’ Group (Harlow)
Resident Arts / Drama Therapist – GLYPT WMH Project (Woolwich)
Resident Young Persons and Children’s Counsellor – various UK schools.
Counsellor in the voluntary mental health sector.
Lead Tutor – CPCAB Diploma Integrative Therapeutic Counselling.

I also regularly provide Individual, group sessions and mediation work, for businesses, organisations and companies in the UK and abroad.
Concerns & issues I deal with
Abuse, Addictions, Adolescence, Adoption, Affairs, Aggression, Agoraphobia, Alcohol Dependence, Anger Management, Anorexia Nervosa, Anxiety, Aspergers Syndrome, Assertiveness, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism, Avoidant Personality, Disorder, Bereavement, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Bipolar Disorder, Bisexual Issues, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Boredom, Bulimia Nervosa, Bullying, Career Counselling, Childhood Issues, Chronic Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (ME), Codependency, Compulsive Behaviour, Concentration Problems, Conduct Disorder (CD), Couple Relationships, Criminal Behaviour, Cultural Issues, Debt, Dementia, Depression, Disability, Disaster, Disfigurement, Dissociation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Drug Abuse, Dyslexia, Eating Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Ethics, Exhaustion, Family Problems, Fatigue, Fear, Gambling, Gay Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Gender Identity Disorders, Grief, Headaches, HIV and AIDS, Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder, Hysteria, Impotency, Impulse Control Disorders (ICD), Impulsive Behaviour, Inertia, Infertility, Inhibitions, Integration of Experience, Internet Addiction, Isolation, Kleptomania, Leadership, Learning Difficulties, Lesbian Issues, Low Self Confidence, Low Self Esteem, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Managerial Consultancy, Manipulative Behaviour, Marriage (Marital Relations), Meaningless, Mediation, Melancholia, Memory Problems, Mens Issues, Menopause, Mental Health Problems, Midlife Crisis, Miscarriage, Morality, Mothering, Negative Thoughts, Neurosis, Obsessions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Pain Management, Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder, Paranoia, Paraphilias, Parenting, Pathological Gambling, Perfectionism, Performance Management, Personal Growth, Personal Relationships, Personality Disorders (PD), Pet Bereavement, Phobias, Physical Abuse, Physical Illness, Post Natal Depression (PND), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Pregnancy, Premature Ejaculation (PE), Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Psychogenic Neurosis, Psychosis, Race, Rape, Redundancy, Rehabilitation, Relationship Problems, Religion, Repetitive Negative Patterns, Restrictions, Sadness, Same Sex Relationships, Schizophrenia, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Determination, Self Development, Self Harm, Separation, Sex, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sexual Dysfunctions, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Offences, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), Shame, Shyness, Sleep Disorders, Smoking Addiction, Social Phobia, Spirituality, Stress, Stress Management, Suicidal Thoughts, Terminal Illness, Terrorism, Tiredness, Tourettes Syndrome (TS), Transgender Issues, Trauma, Trichotillomania, Unresolved Issues, Weight Loss, Work Stress, Emotional Abuse,
Other concerns & issues I deal with
With over 17 years experience working with Children and Young People - I also provide counselling services for Children and Young People, as well Family Therapy.
Age groups I work with
Children
Teens
Adults
Elders
Further Information
Appointments available between 7.00am – 10.00pm

For some people, the prospect of seeking counselling can seem somewhat daunting, and for others it feels like the most natural thing in world. Therefore please do not hesitate to contact me at any time to ask any questions that you might have, to discuss your situation/circumstances, or to enquire more about about therapy and/or the way I work.

I always try to respond to any messages / emails received on the same day, and I can often see clients within 48 hours for an initial session.

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