Natasha De Meric (MBACP)
50 Westminster Bridge Road
I am a psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist and offer time-limited and ongoing therapy. Time-limited therapy involves agreeing a fixed number of sessions and coming to a shared understanding of the focus for therapy and working towards changing certain patterns (such as relationship patterns) that may feel limiting or destructive. In ongoing therapy there is no agreed number of sessions and we may be working on a wider range of issues.
I can offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to work through issues which you feel are affecting your life, relationships and work. I am trained from a psychodynamic perspective which recognises that your problems may have links to earlier experiences or traumas. I am also drawn to person-centred approaches to therapy, which trusts that you have the capacity to know what needs changing and the ability to do so.
I work in a way that is about establishing a good therapeutic relationship and with this basis you find a space to understand yourself and we work together on changing what limits you and strengthening your abilities. The therapy is about developing a confidence in yourself and a freedom to fully live your life in a way that feels genuine and truthful.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and trained at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation, one of the foremost psychodynamic and psychoanalytic training centres in the UK.
As well as holding a private practice, I also work for the NHS at the South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust where I am a staff counsellor. I have worked as a psychotherapist and counsellor at King's College Hospital counselling department where I offered time-limited therapy to people who had experienced emotional distress or trauma. I also teach time-limited psychotherapy at Birkbeck University.
I hold an MSc. (distinction) in Health Psychology and a BSc. (Hons.) degree in Psychology.
I have experience of working with people with a wide range of issues but have particular experience in the certain areas including bereavement, trauma as a result of an accident or health condition and therapy for people who have dementia. I have also worked at the Maytree centre in North London for people who were at risk of suicide.
As well as seeing clients, I also lecture in counselling and psychotherapy at Birkbeck University, Newham University and Basingstoke centre for counselling and psychotherapy.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
Initial consultation: £60
Counselling session: £55 (I also offer a certain number of reduced rate sessions for people who are unable to pay the full fee)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client