About me

N.B. During this challenging period, due to the Coronavirus, I am currently offering remote sessions which are usually via video link but if you do not feel comfortable with that, then we can just use audio.

I am a psychotherapist, counsellor and clinical supervisor and have been practising for 23 years. I am able to work with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, work, relationship problems and bereavement/transition and help both adult and adolescent clients from 14 years upwards. I have a private practice in Chelsea and also Notting Hill. The nearest tube stations are: Sloane Square and Fulham Broadway for the Chelsea practice and Notting Hill Gate for the practice in Notting Hill. I see clients for both short term and long term work.

I currently work as one of two school counsellors at the City of London School for Girls and  have worked for the NHS as a primary care counsellor in GP practices and as a counselling assessor in an agency setting for 20 years; where I also undertook some training and supervision for the trainee counsellors. I have worked with students and was the in house counsellor for both staff and students at Mander Portman Woodward for 7 years; a college situated in South Kensington and have done some sessional work at UCL. I was a supervisor at MIND in Fulham: where I supervised the work, in groups, of some of the trainee therapists and currently supervise at the MIND in Hackney. I was also in post as the Clinical Coordinator for the low cost therapy service at The Minster Centre; a psychotherapy training organisation based in Queens Park.

I hold a Diploma in clinical supervision and see both trainee and professional therapists for supervision.

Training, qualifications & experience

I graduated from Regent's College with a Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling in 1998.

I am an MBACP Accredited therapist and UK registered practitioner and I adhere to the BACP code of ethics.

I have a Diploma in clinical supervision.

I ensure ongoing professional development by undertaking courses and workshops and having supervision on a regular basis.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

Additional information

£70 per session. I do have some low cost places for students or trainee therapists which can be negotiated.

Further information

Counselling is fundamentally a safe space in which you can begin to explore feelings and issues, which are affecting and possibly holding you back in your life. As a therapist, I am not going to judge you or give you direct advice but I might make suggestions or help you to look at things from a different perspective. I will also be able to help you work through your issues until you are able to come to your own conclusions and perhaps enable you to make decisions that could improve your life. We might also explore how your childhood has impacted on your adult life and focus on any patterns that may continue to be repeated but are not helpful. I also incorporate some other ways of working into the therapy if I feel that it would benefit the client e.g. I might perhaps use some cognitive tools in order to alleviate anxiety and panic attacks.

West London Therapy
416a Kings Rd
Chelsea
London
SW10 0LJ

The Mindful Practice
11 Palace Court
Notting Hill
London
W2 4LP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified supervisor and hold a Diploma in Clinical Supervision from CPPD.

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Celia Baines

Celia Baines