Beverley Blackman MA (Psych), ADIP, UKCP reg, MBACP
97 Mortimer Street
It's often hard to make the decision to start therapy, especially if things are difficult at present. What type of therapy do you choose, and which practitioner would you want to work with?
I work integratively, meaning that I am able to draw on many different elements of psychotherapy in order to tailor the therapy to each individual's needs. I have an easy, sensitive, relational approach, and I work very much in collaboration with each individual. I also combine CBT into the therapy if necessary. I see individuals for both short-term work (6-12 sessions), and for long-term ongoing work.
Psychotherapy can help you explore the difficulties you are experiencing, and understand the reasons why those difficulties may have occurred. It helps you see things from a new perspective, and so bring about changes in thought patterns and behaviour so that you can move on with your life. It will also help you to gain positivity, insight, the ability to feel more in control, and a stronger sense of self along the way.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working in psychotherapy for over 10 years. My background encompasses both the private mental health sector, and Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire NHS Mental Health Trust, working both 1:1 and in groups, and includes working in a cutting-edge therapeutic community. I have also worked for a mental health charity and as a student counsellor at an inner London university, so I have seen a diverse range of clients from many differing backgrounds and cultures, and with a wide range of presenting problems throughout my career.
My previous career as a lawyer has also given me much insight into the high levels of stress and the weight of expectations that many people experience in their day-to-day working lives, and the effects that this can have on their relationships both in and out of work, and on their health in general.
I now work privately from Paddington St (Harley St district), and 97 Mortimer St (Oxford Circus) . People's busy lives mean that face-to-face sessions are not always possible; to accommodate this, I also work by phone, FaceTime or by Skype.
UKCP registered psychotherapist
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy - School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regents College, London
MA in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling, School of Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regents College
Certificate in Group Analysis, Institute of Group Analysis, London
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, WPF London
Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling, SPCP, Regents College
CPE & BVC, The College of Law, London (barrister)
BA (Hons) English & Classics, University of Durham
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer sports psychotherapy for professional / semi-professional elite athletes and players. This works at a deeper level than sports psychology and explores the reasons why you may not be reaching your peak performance in more depth.
I also offer psychotherapeutic support for those going through divorces or other family law-based court cases.
I work with difficulties in all kinds of relationships, including those with partners, family, friends, work colleagues, extended family or adopted/foster families, relationships at school/higher education etc.
I also offer short-term coaching-style sessions which can be specifically focused on difficulties or changes at work.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
We begin with an initial appointment to discuss what is on your mind, and to establish the length and type of therapy that you need. Sessions are once weekly, but can be more frequent if this is something that we agree is needed.
Ongoing fees vary according to whether you are a self-financing client or you are covered by health insurance. For self-financing clients, the fee for the initial appointment is £80 and the ongoing fee is negotiated during the appointment. For clients covered by insurance companies, the fee for both initial appointment and ongoing sessions is commensurate with the appropriate fees for the Harley St area, which are approved by each health insurance company.
I am validated by Aviva, Cigna, PruHealth, Vitality Health, Simply Health and WPA health insurance companies.
Both self-referrals and GP/psychiatrist referrals are welcome.
Paddington St is close to the top of Marylebone High St and easily accessible from both the tube station and buses at Baker St, and the tube station at Regents Park. It is also a short walk from Bond St tube.
97 Mortimer St is a two minute walk from Oxford Circus tube station in a quiet location just off Regents St.
Please contact me via the link above, or via my website, and I will aim to get back to you within 24 hours.
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Type of session
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Please contact me for details.