Carla Swan

Carla Swan

10 Harley Street
London
W1G 9PF

Gloucester House
399 Silbury Boulevard
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK9 2AH

07803 895800

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10 Harley Street
London
W1G 9PF

Gloucester House
399 Silbury Boulevard
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK9 2AH

07803 895800

About me

CBT Psychotherapist & Couple Counsellor
BABCP accredited, Accredited Family Law Consultant (Resolution) & BACP Member.

As member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work to the highest standards of professionalism. Governed by the strict codes of clinical practice, ethics and client confidentiality, my therapeutic approaches are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Systemic and Short Term Brief therapy.

My work includes helping people with:

Relationships

  • Relationship counselling
  • Individual therapy
  • Managing separation
  • Lowering the impact of divorce on children
  • Difficulties in sustaining relationships
  • Recovering from relationship breakdown
  • And more...

Individual

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • OCD
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bi Polar Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Difficulty in expressing feelings
  • PTSD
  • And more..

While therapists and counsellors use a range of models and techniques to help their clients, we also recognise that each person is unique. Therefore, I will always begin with an initial consultation to discuss your concerns and to formulate with you a plan of action to take things forward.

Following on from this we will agree a programme of regular sessions where we will process the past, make sense of your problems and their impact on the present. Working through the issues will empower you to live a different, more fulfilling life. Together, we will develop a toolbox of techniques that will not only aid recovery at the time but will be there for you to use in the future, should you ever need to do so.

Good therapy should be collaborative. So in every session I will ask you for feedback on how you feel and your impressions of how the process is going. This way you can influence the speed of the therapy and be comfortable that you are getting the most from each session.

At the end of the process we will build a “relapse prevention plan”. This will contain what you have learnt throughout the sessions. It is there to help you to identify the warning signs and, if you feel that you are slipping back, to provide a plan of action to address the issues before they become a significant problem again.

My experience includes working in a number of areas including:

•     NHS Secondary Care
•     NHS Primary Care (IAPT)
•     Relate
•     MIND
•     Campbell Centre Clinic (In-patient unit)
•     Family Law Practices
•     Climb Your Mountain

I also deliver Couples CBT training courses on behalf of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

Oxford University (OCTC)

  •   CBT Post Grad Masters Level Diploma

Oxford College

  •   CBT Post Grad Diploma

Relate / University of East London

  •   Post Grad Certificate Couple Counselling

OCTC

  •   Spreading the Word – David Clark
  •   Working with psychosis

Relate

  •   CBT
  •   Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  •   Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  •   Domestic Violence Assessment & Intervention
  •   Mental Health & Couples
  •   Working Systemically with Sexual Problems

Member organisations

BABCP

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationships

  •   Relationship Counselling
  •   Individual therapy
  •   Managing separation
  •   Lowering the impact of divorce on children
  •   Difficulties in sustaining relationships
  •   Recovering from relationship breakdown

Personal

  •   Depression/Anxiety
  •   Phobias
  •   OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  •   BDD – Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  •   Borderline Personality Disorder
  •   Bi Polar Disorder
  •   Panic Disorder
  •   Psychosis
  •   Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling)
  •   Domestic Violence
  •   Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  •   Low Self Esteem
  •   Difficulty in expressing feelings
  •   PTSD
  •   And more…

Further information

Testimonials of my clients...

“We   argued constantly, we never laughed together, it was over.  As a last ditch attempt to save the   marriage for the children’s sake, we saw Carla.  That was five years ago, we are still going   strong!”       (Catherine and Mark)

“My life   had got so small, I was no longer able to work, I had no social life.  Terrible things had happened to me, I felt   alone and scared with no way out.  My   partner insisted I booked a consultation session, I am so glad I did, my life   turned around”.
(Aarifah)

“I was in a traumatic car accident, I could not get the images out of my mind, they played over and over.  I couldn’t work in the end, I stopped seeing friends and family, life was a nightmare.  Carla helped me put this behind me, I am now my old self, enjoying the life I use to”. (Theo)

Maps & Directions

London, W1G 9PF
Milton Keynes, MK9 2AH

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None
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