Barbara Faden BPC, UKCP, AJA, IAAP
I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor and Jungian analyst. I offer a safe, confidential environment in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings.
Some people come to therapy for help with specific issues around relationships, work, feelings of anxiety, depression, low confidence or feeling stuck in life. Others find therapy useful for gaining a perspective on the past, to help make better decisions in the present and to open up more possibilities for the future.
No two people have the same emotional make-up or background, so each therapy is individual and builds on the trusting relationship between you and your therapist.
My approach is psychodynamic and Jungian. This means I hold in mind the unconscious aspects of thoughts and feelings that may be keeping you from living a more satisfying and productive life. This type of therapy seeks to uncover the deeper roots of troublesome behaviours - the idea is to explore motivations and patterns of relating that are causing conflict, patterns which are difficult to recognise or change on your own. Over time, this can lead to greater self-awareness, well being and allow you to make more gratifying life decisions.
It may not feel easy to see a therapist for the first time, or to open up to someone new. Or you may be fearful of what you will discover in therapy. These concerns are normal and we will work at a pace that suits you. Reaching out for help is a step towards making important and positive changes in your life - right now and for the future.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my training as a Jungian Analyst/Analytical Psychologist with the Association of Jungian Analysts (AJA).
I completed my Counselling and Psychotherapy training at WPF Therapy and hold the Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (WPF) and Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies (Roehampton). Previously, I received an MA in English Literature from University of London.
My accrediting memberships include:
Association of Jungian Analysts in London (AJA)
International Association for Analytical Psychology, Zurich (IAAP)
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
I have done counselling and assessment work for a national employee assistance programme provider.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I had a successful career as a senior manager in a high-pressured creative industry and am well aware of the strains and stresses of working life.
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Experienced working with people in the creative fields including artists, actors and writers.
The fee for an initial consultation is £70. Fees for ongoing sessions are agreed between us when we meet. Payment is by cheque or cash, I do not accept credit or debit cards.
My consulting room is in North West London NW6. It is a short walk from Swiss Cottage and Finchley Road Tube Stations and within easy reach from Hampstead, West Hampstead, St John's Wood and Kilburn Park. In addition, there are nearby bus, Thameslink and London Overground services as well as pay and display parking.
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I work weekdays and evenings.
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