empowering personal freedom
About Robert Cuming Therapy
I passionately believe in the role of counselling, therapy and personal development enabling insight and personal growth so that people can develop the resilience, both personal and emotional, to overcome any personal difficulties and blocks. I work with individuals in Berkhamsted and Watford and through the process I offer, clients can access sometimes forgotten qualities so that they become more fully themselves and move forward to fulfil their purpose and ambitions.
I offer both face to face or online via FaceTime and WhatsApp video conferencing. Many clients have found online therapy as effective as face to face work, and can provide people with necessary flexibility to access support they need. At this time of social distancing online therapy is now of greater benefit than ever before.
My private therapy work is informed through leadership roles, most currently as CEO of a social enterprise, or previously overseeing the Princes Trust Business Programme. I believe working in this leadership role and responding to different organisational and relationship challenges gives me a unique perspective to help my clients. I am inspired to develop potential in colleagues, and create work cultures that feel confident with change and commercially robust. Across Berkhamsted, Watford and Radlett I work with clients to break down the barriers and stigma to mental health and enable people and professionals to believe that the thinking in the therapy world is accessible to them and can make sense to their lives.
My experience and success with clients in both organisations and in private practice gives me the confidence that I can support others to discover greater personal freedom through enquiry and insight.
I hold memberships with both the BACP (number 00603703) and UKCP ( registration number 08160253). Both are UK leading professional accreditation bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Consequently in my practice in Berkhamsted, Watford and Radlett, my client agreement and practice follows guidance provided within their ethical framework, more information can be found at www.ukcp and www.bacp. My work is supported through regular clinical supervision with a UKCP accredited supervisor.
I trained at the College for Counselling and Psychotherapy in North London and graduated in 2002, as an integrative psychotherapist. Since then I run a private psychotherapy practice and I have further my training and interests in the field of gestalt therapy and neuroscience. This has included further training with NOAS college in psychosexual therapy, training and qualified in delivering EMDR work with Sandi Richman’s training, My practice is based in Central London, Berkhamsted, and Bushey.
In addition to my private practice I have held management positions in the healthcare field and business development. I believe passionately in self development and creating programmes that further well being.
Most recently, I have worked as CEO at The Counselling Foundation (TCF) since 2012. During this time I have supported the growth of the organisation which now provides supports over 500 people a year to access counselling across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. I oversee the work delivered by over a 400 staff, trainees and counsellors. During this time TCF training school has doubled the number of students who join a range of education courses we offer including the BACP accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. Graduates use their skills to enhance the well being of the local community. In my time as CEO I have worked with the NHS in a commercial role so that TCF has been recommissioned as a leading provider of short term counselling.
I started my career at Barclays Corporate Banking on the graduate programme and then progressed in managerial positions within national UK charities including The Princes Trust and Samaritans. I hold a 2:1 honours BSc in International Management from Bath University.