About Me

Tim Poole

Prior to becoming a counsellor, I was a professional actor for many years. When I decided I wanted to train as a therapist, I enrolled at the Metanoia Institute in London, which is a well-respected institute dedicated to the training of counsellors.

I continue to work in the NHS and have done so for over 15 years, as a trainer in mental health and communication skills - working alongside patients, doctors, psychiatrists and students.

Before training at the Metanoia Institute I was a buddy for the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) for five years, working with people living with HIV/AIDS.

During my counselling training, I went to work for Outcome, which is part of Islington MIND. Currently I have a placement at Antidote, which is London's only targeted lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender drug and alcohol service and is one of the services provided by London Friend.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, (BACP) and adhere to its Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I feel it is important to continue my own personal and professional development and I am in regular therapy, as well as supervision, essential for practising therapists.

I continue to work as a counsellor within the voluntary sector as well as in my own practice in Soho and North London, and work with people in both the long and short term.


BA (Hons) in Person Centred Counselling from Middlesex University.
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling from Metanoia Institute.