Jenny Merriott UKCP
I am a qualified UKCP accredited psychotherapist and counsellor working in Chelsea and North Lambeth, I am also a trained bereavement counsellor. I have over fourteen years experience working with adults from different age groups, cultures and backgrounds. I offer individual long and short term therapy.
People come to therapy with a wide variety of issues and emotional difficulties they want to address.Therapy can be an opportunity to address feelings that are often difficult to talk about with friends or loved ones.
I offer a safe, non-judgmental relationship within which to explore your sense of self, values, relationships, and patterns of behavior. My approach is influenced by attachment theory and relational psychoanalysis, I believe that childhood experiences and relationships can tell us a lot about our ways of relating, I also place importance on an exploration of current experience, behavior, and values, with a view to taking responsibility to promote positive change in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a member of the Bowlby Centre. I trained at the Centre for Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, now renamed The Bowlby Centre, I completed a counselling course in Humanistic Counselling at the Central School of Counselling. I also hold a BA (Hons) degree.
I worked for a number of years as a Bereavement Counsellor with Wandsworth Bereavement Service before working in Private Practice. I have experience working in the following areas:
- Confusion about who you are, problems with identity
- Impact of violence, abuse and trauma
- Feeling afraid, panicky and stressed
- Experiencing anxiety, depression or suicidal feelings
- Feeling held back or stuck in your life
- Addictions, phobias and obsessions, eating problems, body morphia, self-harm
- Feeling empty, lonely, abandoned, unable to make lasting relationships
- Loss, bereavement, relationship breakdown
- Problems around sex or sexuality
- Difficulties in family relationships
- Feeling in crisis or in a state of breakdown
Registered / Accredited
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Attachment/relationship difficulties from childhood affecting your ability to sustain good adult relationships and achieve your life goals.
Fees: Individuals £60.00 - £80.00 - 50 minutes