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Gavin Robinson
Counsellor in Tooting - Accredited 14+ Years

Accredited  Counsellor Gavin Robinson

Consulting Rooms (by appointment)

Full address provided upon booking, Tooting High Street
SW17 0RU


Professional Title

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) and Registered Counsellor
Engagement rate - 35% of enquirers became verified clients


Counselling in Tooting, London

  • Individual £40 - 50 minutes
Payment Methods Accepted: Cash, Cheque
Languages: English

Working Hours

  • Tuesdays8am - 9pm
  • Wednesdays8am - 9pm
  • Thursdays8am - 5pm

Issue Covered

  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Panic
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep Problems
  • Stress


  • Counselling
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)



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14+ Years Post-Accreditation Experience

Hello. I'm Gavin. I'm an accredited and registered counsellor - I support individuals with their psychological wellbeing. I have private and public sector experience as a counsellor.

What to Expect

An initial assessment meeting enables you to see if you are comfortable with me, discuss what worries you, ask questions, understand confidentiality, and determine if therapy could assist you. Please use a contact option on the right to book an initial assessment meeting in Tooting, London.


Counselling centres on listening to you, and assisting you. You decide what issue concerning your early years and/or adult life you discuss. The aim of counselling is to enable you to speak about a difficulty and find a way forward which is right for you.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends counselling for depression.

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR guides your eye movements to affect how your brain processes data. The procedure endeavours to reprocess your frozen traumatic memories. The objective of eye movement desensitisation reprocessing is to desensitise your painful memories.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends EMDR for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Thoughts on Mental Health

Mindfulness is essentially about learning to be present in the moment. While this is what a lot of therapy is about, mindfulness is perhaps more focused on this. Consequently, mindfulness can be brought into the therapy room in many subtle and also more direct ways. Whether it is by learning mindfulness skills to notice the beauty in day-to-day things, or by actually meditating every day in a more formal way, or by bringing this into therapy as part of the process, mindfulness can be very beneficial. Mindfulness heightens awareness and wisdom, which helps clarify your thinking and feelings, so you can have a greater emotional intelligence in relating to others, in trying to deal with life's problems and difficulties, and in treasuring enjoyable moments. You learn to notice what is going on in a wise, non-judgemental way, so that new decisions can be learnt in the new moments and you can use your past wisely, so that each moment is as fresh as possible and you learn not to hold onto the past when this is not helpful.
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In my clinical experience, learning how to keep yourself repleted is an important part of wellbeing during the pregnancy period. It is so easy, with all of the demands of modern life, to not give yourself time to rest and care for yourself. When pregnant, or trying to become pregnant, try and be aware of optimising your energy. Learn to get a sense of balance in life, so you have time to connect with yourself and your unborn child, forming a loving bond. Too much stress and anxiety during pregnancy can impact on your ability to keep a good blood supply flowing to your child, with all the nutrients it needs. Learning to tune in to your inner sense of this connection may be very helpful indeed, keeping enough awareness of the moment to think: 'I need to care for myself for my baby's future'. Just a short break can make all of the difference.
Read More: How to take care of your mental health and wellbeing during pregnancy
One cause of sleep problems may be simply needing to think something through which is on your mind. This can be seen as a real nuisance; you are likely to feel anxious about needing to sleep as soon as possible, knowing that there are things to do in the morning, and this can consequently develop into a vicious circle. However, allowing your thoughts to wander, constructively, can mean that sleep is more likely to come along. Dealing with these thoughts this way avoids giving yourself an unnecessary difficult time about it, with the added value that you may have got somewhere in thinking through what is on your mind. There are some things that can be too tricky to think about on your own, and sometimes this can be helped by talking it through with someone else.
Read More: Therapists explain common causes of sleep problems

Qualifications Timeline

Level 1 Certificate
Affect Dysregulation and Survival Defences and Traumatic Memory
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (UK)
Certificate of Attendance Part 3 of a 3 Part Training
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
Alexandra Richman Approved by EMDR International Association and by EMDR Europe Association (UK)
Certificate of Attendance for Part 2 of a 3 Part Training
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
Alexandra Richman Approved by EMDR International Association and by EMDR Europe Association (UK)
Certificate of Attendance for Part 1 of a 3 Part Training
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
Alexandra Richman Approved by EMDR International Association and by EMDR Europe Association (UK)
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) Counsellor (Registered since February 2003)
Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours Class Two Division One
Counselling and Mental Health
City University London and Regent's College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling (UK)

Gavin abides by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Location Detail

My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Tooting, Tooting Bec, Colliers Wood, Upper Tooting, Merton, Earlsfield, Mitcham, Wimbledon, Streatham, Southfields, Balham, Norbury, Streatham Common, Wandsworth, Clapham Common, Streatham Hill, Morden, Clapham Junction, Raynes Park, West Norwood

Nearest Train Stations

  • Tooting (0.6 miles)
  • Haydons Road (0.7 miles)
  • Earlsfield (1.4 miles)
  • Mitcham Eastfields (1.4 miles)
  • Balham (1.4 miles)
  • Wandsworth Common (1.5 miles)
  • Streatham Common (1.6 miles)
  • Wimbledon (1.6 miles)
  • Streatham (1.9 miles)
  • Streatham Hill (2.1 miles)

Nearest London Underground Tube Stations

  • Tooting Broadway (0.2 miles)
  • Tooting Bec (0.4 miles)
  • Colliers Wood (0.6 miles)
  • South Wimbledon (1.2 miles)
  • Wimbledon Park (1.4 miles)

Wheelchair access: No

Updated 09 August 2017