Selina Patankar-Owens Reg. (Accred) MBACP
Relationships in our past influence our present, break the cycle, understand yourself and decide to change. Seeking support can seem like a failure or weakness, but rest assured it is the most courageous thing a person can do.
I have an MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and MSc Health Psychology and have worked in the field of welfare for the last 15 years in corporate, charitable, higher education and NHS settings as well as in my private practice. In each role, I have been involved in the care and psychological wellbeing of children and adults.
I hold a qualification in Clinical Supervision and am a Registered Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As a BACP member, I abide by their ethical framework.
I work with clients to explore emotional experiences. I have worked with the following presentations:
Abuse, Addictions, Anger Management, Bereavement, Childhood issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Low self-esteem/confidence, Relationship issues, Sexuality and sexual issues, Stress, Health problems, work related issues, as well as others.
I offer open ended psychotherapy and short term counselling, dependant on your needs. What I recommend is an initial consultation where we meet and explore if we can work together. I assess your needs and give you feedback, based on this we decide together what would be most beneficial for your wellbeing. I offer one to one counselling for individuals and couples.
Once counselling/psychotherapy has begun we meet weekly and explore what you bring, I use interpretation and analysis to explore what may be underlying and make links between your feelings, behaviours both historic and present. After this you may wish to make changes to your relationships or self, but you will begin to assess your life in different ways. Your perceptions may change or you may become more self-assured, whatever the result, I aim to connect your unconscious behaviour to your conscious mind and help you develop the skills to do this without me.
When we end, you will be more able to support yourself, and also seek the correct support from others should you need to.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Data Protection / Caldicott Principles
- Certificate in Counselling Supervision
- MSc Psychodynamic Counselling
- MSc Health Psychology
- BSc (Hons) Psychology with Biosciences
- Director of Student Wellbeing Services, University of Reading
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapist - Richmond, Surrey
- Operations Manager at Anchor - The Counselling Practice
- Student Counsellor at Roehampton University
- Clinical Team Lead, Europe at Workplace Options
- Voluntary Psychodynamic Counsellor at Wimbledon Guild
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 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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
For Face to Face Psychotherapy/Counselling: Each 50 minute session is £60
For Couples Face to Face Counselling: Each 50 minute session is £90
For Supervision: £60 per clinical hour for one-to-one. Group rates vary.
For Continuing Professional Development: Please contact me to discuss what CPD you are looking for.
I am currently offering WhatsApp, Telephone support during this period of isolation due to Coronavirus.
Please feel free to visit my linkedin page.
I am registered with BUPA and AXA insurance as a provider.
I am registered with Validium Group as an associate counsellor.
I have space for Therapists to use the room on days when I am not in practice, contact me for further information.