London Counselling & Therapy Service is based on the work of Dr. Werner Kierski, who is a highly specialised counsellor and psychotherapist with over 20 years experience of clinical experience. He is a senior accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), he is on the accredited register of the Professional Standards Authory (PSA) as well as a member of Britain’s leading association for cogntive behaviour therapy and is certified in schema therapy. He is one of but a few CRM therapists in the UK. Dr. Werner Kierski is registered with most major private health insurers.
Werner draws from a wide range of clinical experiences. He is a member of the therapy team at Schoen Clinic Chelsea. Prior to that he has been, for eleven years, a senior member of the therapy team at the Nightingale Hospital. Before this he worked for several other organisations, including the Medical Foundation, now called Freedom from Torture, which is a specialist service supporting people who have survived torture. He has worked in residential addiction treatment, with survivors of childhood abuse and in other service settings. Like all therapists, who want to offer highest service levels, he is in regular supervision with a supervisor who has many years of experience.
In addition to his clinical work Werner has held a number of teaching posts at several leading institutions, including Anglia Ruskin University, the Open University, New School for Psychotherapy and Counselling (NSPC), which is the global leader for training in Existential Therapy and the Minster Centre for Integrative Psychotherapy. He is currently offering academic supervision to doctoral students. Apart from that he has also held the post of editor-in-chief with Contemporary Psychotherapy, the leading international online journal for psychotherapy.
Outside of his activities as a psychotherapist and counsellor he spent six years working with wolves. This deeply moving work has helped him to understand much better how questions of anxiety, survival, communication with others and resilience are interconnected. He continues to learn about the complex and sophisticated emotional processes that these animals experience.
Associated Psychological Counsellors and Psychotherapists
All counsellors and therapists associated with London Therapy Service will be accredited by at least one professional body. All our practitioners have several years of experience of working with clients. All abide by a professional code of ethics and to maintain highest professional standards will be in regular professional supervision with another experienced therapist as is to be expected from any therapist.
Medication and Hospital Treatment
Although psychological therapies do not rely on medication, we are able to refer you to a trusted consultant psychiatrist to discuss any medication needs. Additionally, should you feel that you need more intense daily therapeutic support, for example, when you are experiencing a severe crisis, then we can refer you to a private mental health hospital for day care or in-patient support.