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Arike (aka Stan Grant) BACP


Arike Counselling New Cross Natural Therapy

What follows is some information about my expertise and my areas of interest, to help you to decide if we could work together.

As a counsellor, I aim to create a safe, supportive space in which clients can:

Whilst I have a diverse client group, I will consider working with anyone, I also have a particular focus on:

Training, Qualifications & Experience


I have extensive and diverse experience of supporting people to empower themselves - as a youth worker, teacher, college tutor, group facilitator, trainer, coach and supervisor. I gained a formal Diploma in counselling in 1989 and have had a counselling practice ever since.

Reflecting my interest in supporting Black men, I have counselled men, individually and in groups, at the Afro Caribbean Mental Health Association in Brixton, at Broadmoor Hospital and at Tudor Views, Birmingham, a rehabilitation hostel for ex-offenders.

I have worked as a visiting tutor, group facilitator, personal development group facilitator and supervisor on counselling courses at Lewisham College. I was a course facilitator for the FACETS counselling courses at City University. At London Metropolitan University, I have worked as a Personal Development group supervisor for Postgraduate counselling students, as a visiting tutor for the entry level counselling courses, as well as supervising Student Support Services staff. Since 2006 I have acted as an external supervisor and CPD course facilitator for Lewisham Counselling and Counsellor Training Associates.


Certificate in Personal Performance Coaching The Coaching Academy 2008
Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Mental Health St Georges Hospital Medical School 2002
MA Applied Psychoanalytic Theory Goldsmiths College, University of London 1998
Diploma in Counselling & Supervision Roehampton Institute 1989
PGCE (Art & Design) Middlesex Polytechnic 1986
BA (Hons) Contemporary Cultural Studies Middlesex Polytechnic 1984
Certificate in Youth & Community Work Avery Hill College 1981


MA Art Psychotherapy Goldsmiths College, University of London 2008 - to date
Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching - The Coaching Academy 2008 - to date
Certificate in CBT Compared to PCA - Pam Nell Associates 2005
Existential Counselling Compared to PCA - Pam Nell Associates 2005
The Sacred Art of Clowning - Didier Danthois 1994 - 97
The Mastery, Professional Impact, Vision & Will - Actor's Institute 1992/3/4
Training the Trainer - London Training Group 1976

Areas of counselling I deal with:

Therapies Offered:


Individual session - £55 (negotiations for low income)
Couples session - £75
Group - £25

Further Information

In addition to my counselling practice, I offer:


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