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Stanley Okafor, BACP

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression
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About me

Hello, I am Stanley Okafor BACP registered psychotherapist/counsellor and accredited member APT, with over 15 years experience at treating emotional and psychological issues. I divide my time between private practice, forensic setting and the NHS, where I am senior/lead therapist for a large NHS Trust. Am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and accredited/qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT). I have extensive experience of assessing and treating people from variety of backgrounds whose problems range from severe and complex to more easily treatable problems including: Self-esteem, anxiety, depression, historic child hood trauma, abuse, domestic violence victims, addictions, bereavement, self harm, suicidal ideation, personality problems, family and relationship concerns, anger issues. I also facilitate an anger management group within the forensic setting.

I offer individual 1:1 evidence-based psychotherapy by working primarily using the CBT approach but integrating effective aspects of others such as multicultural or interpersonal where necessary. My approach is tailored to accommodate each individuals needs to match their uniqueness. And so to give an opportunity for an efficient therapy process that leads to positive and long lasting outcomes.

In line with the ethical frameworks of the professional bodies I belong to, I provide a confidential, secure, safe, non-judgmental , and unbiased space where we explore and collaboratively work together to understand your own difficulties and concerns. I am friendly, warm, honest, genuine, empathic and I place particular emphasis on the importance of establishing rapport and trust in therapeutic relationships. I will treat you with the utmost respect, kindness and create a comfortable atmosphere for you to be able to open up as much as you want to.

During our first consultation I will carry out a clinical assessment, in the session I will ask you questions with the aim to to explore and determine your problems, goals treatment. But also, during this assessment I will carry out a risk assessment with a clinical judgment whether you are at risk or not and the severity.

I truly understand that sometimes taking that first step requires a lot of boldness, i have been there myself. I also know that for some people they want it fixed right away, but mental health unfortunately could be even far more complex than a physical health issues. Therefore, I believe that therapy is a process, the healing process is a journey in most cases and not a destination. So if you are looking for a quick fix, to be honest I probably wont be the right therapist for you.

I truly believe that mental health plays just as important a role as physical health in helping you lead a fulfilling life. So, it’s time to get your life back on track, don’t hesitate, get in touch today and you will be truly grateful you did.

"Nothing is impossible for those who believe".

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered


Credentials information

BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #388272


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Stanley Okafor. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I will never be able to write a review for you, Stanley. There just aren’t any words that could possibly do you justice. Thank you for coming into my life

Written on Jul 08, 2024 after therapy with Stanley for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Stanley is AWESOME !I was postponing therapy for a long time and all the times I started I quit.Stanley's approach has made me feel very optimistic that my weaknesses can be handled and I can operate from a higher level and I can be the adult I aspire to be !I feel like every time we create tools for me to make my life a more sustainable one,and I truly love this !I love how gentle and direct his approach is and this makes me feel like I can open up easily and trust the process.
Stanley is not focusing on a victim mentality rather focuses on empowering you to tackle everything you want to and to be honest and true to yourself!
He is a gem and I am blessed to have him in my corner !

Written on Jun 26, 2024 after therapy with Stanley for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Stanley is an extremely wise guy with a very big heart. He really understands me, always explains things well, helps me to better understand my experiences and gives me a fresh perspective each time. Thank you Stanley!

Written on Jun 20, 2024 after therapy with Stanley for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Challenges my way of thinking which I appreciate

Written on Jun 10, 2024 after therapy with Stanley for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

He knows how to talk to me he’s a very good therapist

Written on Jun 02, 2024 after therapy with Stanley for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

An excellent therapist who attentively listens to your concerns, desires, and needs, and provides you with tailored learning modules. I highly recommend him.

Written on May 30, 2024 after therapy with Stanley for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and compassion fatigue