Fred Macmillan will offer you a safe, confidential space to listen to you without judgment. He will also help you reflect on how you can grow into the person you want to become.
Fred works with a humanistic approach, which means he will prioritise understanding how you experience the world rather than interpreting your world for you and making assumptions. His focus to do this is by building a trusting, respectful and honest relationship with you in which you feel heard and valued.
He will respect the pace you want to work at and what boundaries you want to set for your work together. He will encourage you to find your own inner resources and make choices that are right for you.
Fred has many years’ experience working with adults with mental health problems, in particular depression and anxiety, both as a counsellor and before as a support worker. He has worked with people from many different walks of life and from diverse communities. Respecting and honouring your culture and world view are central to the way he works. He has a particular interest in working with clients experiencing bereavement and loss, providing them with a space to express how they are actually feeling after a loss rather than how they “ought” to feel or “must” be feeling.
Fred is a humanistic counsellor working in private practice at The Awareness Centre in Tooting. As well as private practice, his counselling experience includes a specialist BAME counselling service, a bereavement charity, an NHS GP surgery and a service supporting adults with high support needs around their mental health. He has a Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from Metanoia Institute and is registered with the BACP. He is continuing his training to complete an MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy. His other qualifications include a BA in Theology from Oxford University.