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.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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.
I work weekdays and evenings.
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.