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Carina Scales (UKCP, FPC, BPC)

Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3
07979064386 07979064386 Registered / Accredited
Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3

About me

I aim to offer a safe, confidential space to talk with you, whether it is about feelings of general/specific anxieties, panic attacks, feelings of anger, noticing repeated patterns in relationships, thinking in a black and white way, or obsessional thoughts or perhaps you don’t know what is wrong but feel miserable, sad, or depressed.

My aim is to understand how and why you feel like you do, and then we find a way to help you feel and think in a different way, to help you move towards lasting change, feeling more at ease.

If you would like to meet (*) for an initial consultation, to see if we are suited to working with each other, don’t hesitate to ring or email me to find out if I have a time when we are both available. Please leave a message I will get back to you.

(* via Skype, Whattsapp, zoom or phone)   If finding a place to talk for you is difficult I have noticed that a car parked up in a private place is suitable.

At present I am available to talk with you via media such as skype, zoom, whattsapp video or phone. During May-July I am available at certain times on Saturdays.

I have at least 16 years of clinical experience.   I trained at WPF in London, and extended my training (which was 7 years in total).

Do not hesitate to email or telephone and leave a message I will contact you the same day, where possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have had extensive seven years of training at WPF which is one of the highest regarded organisations in London.

* Psychodynamic Psychotherapist (Licensed in twice weekly work) (additional 2 yr study)
* Advanced / Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling/Studies.  WPF Kensington/Roehampton University (5 years studying)
* MA in 1997

I work within a strict code of professional and ethical conduct, I am a registered member of the BPC/UKCP and FPC.  All conversations are confidential and discretion guaranteed.  I work to the Ethical Framework for good practice.

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.


British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in the feelings of Panic and Anxiety
Feeling angry
Lack of self esteem/confidence
Black and white thinking ~ Obsessional thinking
Obsessional patterns
Being bullied
Relationship difficulties/betrayal

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


My fee is between £45.00 - £55.00 per session, this is something we can think about together.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

Further information

Free and convenient parking.
7 minute walk from Met station
Confidential telephone line with voice mail facility
Skype counselling sometimes offered when you can’t attend at the usual time.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Types of client

Older adults


I really enjoy supervising both trainees and seasoned therapists.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Carina Scales (UKCP, FPC, BPC)

Carina Scales (UKCP, FPC, BPC)