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Darren Cheek
, Sex Therapist
 in London

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Darren  Cheek
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 Goodge Street Underground Station WC1, and Waterloo Stations SE1. I also operate a practice in the Kings Cross and Hammersmith areas.

An experienced Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, I pride myself on practicing to the highest ethical standards and I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). This means I adhere strictly to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Code of Ethics.

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.

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


Background & Qualifications

Graduated with BA(hons) and have since gone onto to study Counselling Skills (OCR), Counselling Studies (CPCAB Level3), Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB Advanced Level4 Diploma) and Humanistic Integrative Counselling (CPCAB Advanced Diploma).

For the past 21 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 Counsellor/Psychotherapist - G.L.B.T.Q* 'Free2BMe' Group (Harlow)

Resident Arts/Drama Therapist - G.L.Y.P.T (WMH Project)

Resident Counsellor/Psychotherapist - TherapyWorks Detox Centre (Pakistan)

Resident Young Persons and Children's Counsellor - various UK schools.

Counsellor in the voluntary mental health sector.

Lead Tutor - CPCAB Diploma Integrative Therapeutic Counselling.

Lead Facilitator - What Next..!? development CPD for psychotherapists, coaches and counsellors

Guest Tutor - various UK and international Psychotherapeutic Courses.

I also provide regular individual, group sessions and mediation work, for businesses, organisations and companies in the UK and abroad.

My Specialisms

I work with adults of all ages, as well as Children, Young People and families. I also provide regular individual, group sessions and mediation work, for businesses, organisations and companies in the UK and abroad.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

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 also 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, Transactional Analysis, Existential 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.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Psychotherapy In Person £75 per 50 minutes
Psychotherapy Skype/Telephone Please Call
Counselling In Person £75 per 50 minutes
Counselling Skype/Telephone Please Call
Sex Therapy In Person £75 per 60 minutes
Relationship Therapy In Person £95 per 50 minutes

Additional Rate Information

Individual Counselling/Psychotherapy £75 per session (before 9am/after 5.30pm: £80) Couple Counselling/Psychotherapy £95 per session (before 9am/after 5.30pm: £100). Please note I also provide sessions at a reduced rate. These concessions are available for students, unemployed, individuals and/or families on low income, and other individual circumstances, (as well as for Skype and telephone sessions) - please enquire for more details. Appointments available between 7.00am - 10.00pm. 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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