Alicia Spedding - Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist
There are times in everyone's life when we are faced with a difficult event. Most times we are able to manage it and move on. However, at times we become confused, overwhelmed and filled with despair without fully understanding why we cannot find a way forward. Asking for help might be the start of moving on.
I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist for over 20 years in different mental health settings, the volunteer sector and in private practice. My trainings are registered with BACP and BPC and I am an accredited member of those organisations.
I work within strict guidelines of my profession and undertake regular supervision and professional development.
My ethos is to offer a safe and confidential space in which to explore what has been troubling you without fear of judgement or criticism. Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy are based on the idea that we unconsciously repeat patterns from our past in the present and recent events might re awaken unresolved patters from the past.
Unconscious patters manifest themselves through the difficulties we experience in the here and now. In the session we have an opportunity to explore, identify and understand those patterns and in doing so facilitate deep and long lasting change.
My principal areas of interest are:-
- Anxiety and Depression (panic attacks)
- Psychosomatic disorders
- Childhood traumas
- Relationship and communication difficulties
- Psycho-sexual issues
- Loss and bereavement
- Terminations or and spontaneous abortions
- Post Natal depression
- Family and children
If you are experiencing difficulties such as these, you may find psychotherapy or counselling helpful.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a certificate and diploma in counselling and psychotherapy from Regent's college in London and I trained as a psychoanalytical psychotherapist with CPP (Centre for Psychoanalytical psychotherapy) in London and qualified in 2005.
In 2010 I qualified as an Interpersonal Psychotherapy Practitioner. This model of work offers a time limited of 16 sessions to focus and work with people that suffer from depression.
I worked as an honorary psychotherapist at the Willesden Centre for psychological studies and at Ealing Hospital psychotherapy Unit. I also worked as an honorary psychotherapist at the Women therapy centre in London and at a student counselling Unit at Middlesex university. I worked as a volunteer for a year at Childline.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer Interpersonal Psychotherapy treatment for depression. This form of treatment consists of 16 weekly sessions to help identify triggers for depressive states and ways to manage these.
I have extensive experience in Womens' issues, terminations, infertility, pregnancy and motherhood.
Fees are discussed and agreed on during the consultation period.
I work within the BACP code of ethics and have regular supervision. I also undertake regular professional development.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||spanish, hebrew|
Types of client