Roselyn Abbott, BPC, UKCP, Registered MBACP, GAS International, BAPPS
I provide counselling and psychotherapy, with a background of over 20 years experience in counselling agencies, the NHS and private practice. With a free initial meeting for all enquirers, I offer affordable, confidential therapy to individuals, couples, and parents with infants. I work both briefly and long-term, and I am comprehensively trained to attune closely to your needs as the client.
Further information about my counselling and psychotherapy practice can be found at:
About Counselling and Psychotherapy
Our experience of life, especially through childhood, can affect how we think, feel and relate, both towards ourselves and others.
Some of the impact of life experience can be straight forward to manage. More subtle personal consequences, of which we are less aware, can also occur. We go along with life and then find ourselves feeling and behaving in ways which we don’t like and don’t understand, but which we feel unable to change.How can counselling and psychotherapy help? Speaking regularly with a trained counsellor or psychotherapist can help us understand ourselves. This develops our self-awareness so that we can come to comprehend:
Sometimes personal and relational problems arise through unconscious responses to unexpected life events (such as a bereavement, a health problem or redundancy). A brief talking therapy can help us come to terms with change and loss. With time, we can learn to adjust to new circumstances, bringing a renewed sense of vigour and interest in life.
What Happens In Counselling and Psychotherapy?
Over time, we can begin to reflect on and recover from difficult life experiences. In this way, a talking therapy provides an opportunity to see ourselves from other perspectives. Gradually, in day-to-day life and within therapy, old patterns of relating can be given up and new ones can be developed.
What Sort of Problems Can Counselling and Psychotherapy Help?
You may be seeking help in a number of areas, including:
- Generalised anxiety and phobias
- Relationship problems - personal, family, social and at work.
- Reassessing your life and work situation.
- Couple counselling, sexual difficulties.
- Parent-infant relationships.
- Coming to terms with getting older.
- Personal development - finding a better understanding of yourself and your emotions, behaviour and attitudes.
- A life-crisis or previous trauma.
- Mental health problems, including long term depression, anxiety, eating disorders, anger management and bi-polar disorder.
- Problems with addictive behaviour, including self-harm.
- Pregnancy and post-natal depression. Difficulty conceiving. Terminations.
- Women's issues, including the menopause.
- Spiritual issues.
- Personal therapy during counselling or psychotherapy training.
What Happens Next?
When you contact me, I would usually arrange an initial business meeting within a week. There is no fee for this meeting. This 50 minute session provides an opportunity to explore whether and how we might work together. This session also offers an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about therapy.
Arrangements such as availability, regular appointment times, affordable fees, frequency of sessions, payment arrangements, and similar issues can be discussed at this point, but are usually best left until after the first couple of sessions when we will more of a sense of your needs. The first few sessions provide an opportunity for you to speak about what has been troubling you, both recently and in the past, and to discuss what type of counselling or psychotherapy might be most useful for you.
If we decide together that talking therapy seems to be a suitable option, subsequent sessions can be arranged.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 20 years experience in the counselling and psychotherapy sector, with extensive training and professional practice within the NHS, private practice and counselling agencies.
Alongside my usual work as a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor, I also have a specialised training in Parent-Infant Psychotherapy and also Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT). MBT is an evidence-based talking therapy suitable for people with depression, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, and personality disorders.
- Registered as a Jungian Analyst with the British Psychoanalytic Council
- Registered as a psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy
- Registered as a psychotherapist and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Registered Practitioner in Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) with the British Psychoanalytic Council
- Member of the Group-Analytic Society International
- Registered Member of the British Association for Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Supervision
Codes of Ethics and Practice
I adhere to the code of ethics and practice of the above organizations, hold full professional indemnity insurance and attend regular supervision. I am actively involved in professional development and continuously update my qualifications.
Currently I work full-time in private practice, with extensive experience in providing once-weekly and more frequent talking therapy. I also regularly offer online therapy via Skype and Facetime (Apple).
Qualifications & Training
My original counselling training was in 1992, leading to my accreditation as a counsellor in 1996. Since then I have regularly updated my training through continuing professional development, supervision and extensive experience with a wide range of clients. I am currently in further training with the Society of Analytical Psychology.
My most recent qualifications in counselling and psychotherapy include:
Mentalization Based Therapy (advanced training for Borderline Personality Disorder)
Infant Observation & training in Parent-Infant Psychotherapy
MA Group and Intercultural Therapy
Postgraduate Diploma Group-Analytic Psychotherapy
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialize in offering talking therapy in the following areas:
- Depression & generalised anxiety
- Relationship problems, sexual & internet addiction
- Couple counselling, particularly intercultural relationships
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Personality disorder
- Perinatal mental health and the parent-infant relationship (parents with babies under one year)
My training in mentalization based therapy and my NHS experience means I can provide a specifically tailored therapy for depression, relationship issues and borderline personality disorder.
I am registered as an accredited practitioner of Mentalization Based treatment with the British Psychoanalytic Council. For further information, please see:
There is no fee for our initial meeting.
Although I do have a standard fee, a reduced fee can occasionally be negotiated. Only some session times are eligible for a reduced fee (e.g. within normal working hours).
Taking into account individual circumstances and time of session, fees typically start at £65 for individuals, £70 for couples and parents with infants.
We would usually discuss fees during the first few sessions.
My consulting room is located in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11. It is very close to Golders Green, East Finchley (N2) and Finchley (N3). Conveniently situated near the North Circular (A406) and the A1, my practice is a few minutes from the nearest bus stop and 15 mins walk from the nearest tube. There is ample free parking nearby (no restrictions) and very good public transport.
The room is on the ground floor, with dedicated bathroom facilities on the first floor. Access to the consulting room is not suitable for wheelchairs.
Further information about my practice can be found through the following links:
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays and weekday evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
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