Ali Quinn, MBACP
Often the most difficult part of entering into psychotherapy or counselling is simply making the decision to start. If you have found your way to this site, you are at least considering therapy. This is a positive first step! It shows real strength to face life's difficulties by looking at them straight on.
At the heart of therapy is the relationship between you and your therapist so it's important that you find someone who you like and trust. I hope that the information found here will help you make the right choice.
I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with a private practice in London Bridge (SE1, near London Bridge and Borough stations). I work with adults and offer weekly sessions to individuals on either a short-term (typically 6-24 sessions) or a long-term (24+ sessions) basis. A session lasts 50 minutes and takes place at the same place, same time and same day of the week.
Psychotherapy and counselling can provide an opportunity for you to think and talk in confidence about personal or emotional difficulties that may be concerning you. It is a time and space to examine, clarify and understand your concerns, and to explore and develop more effective ways of dealing with them. My role as a therapist is to provide support in this process of exploration, understanding and change.
While there are no guarantees of what you will experience, you may find that being listened to by a qualified professional, having the space to explore and time for reflection will help you to regain a sense of meaning and to manage your life better.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at The School of Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology (SPCP) at Regent's College in London, completing the MA in Psychotherapy & Counselling, the PGDip in Psychotherapy & Counselling and the Foundation Course in Psychotherapy & Counselling.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to the BACP code of ethics, which stresses the importance of a safe and reliable setting, confidentiality and continual professional development.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked in a variety of settings - at Kings College Hospital working with patients and their family and friends; at MIND, a non-profit mental health organisation; and at the Counselling and Wellbeing Service at London Metropolitan University. I have had the benefit of working with a wide range of issues and with different community groups (in terms of age, nationality/culture, gender, sexuality, beliefs, health). While my private practice involves working with adults and young people (18 years & older), I have also worked with primary school children as a volunteer counsellor at The Place2Be.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Health related issues
My fee is £60* per session, which is payable at the end of the session. I may have reduced-fee places available please enquire.
*Please note that missed and cancelled sessions are subject to the full fee, unless otherwise arranged well in advance.
I have morning and lunchtime slots available on Thursday.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Thursdays 8am to 1pm
Types of client