At a time of severe and heightened anxiety when many of our lives have been changed, it can be hard to think of anything else, to concentrate or to manage. It is also not unusual to reach a stage in life when things are not working the way we would like them to, either at home or at work. The two together may seem unmanageable.
Underlying feelings and experiences may also exacerbate the situation; fear, anxiety, anger and recurring patterns and experiences that are unhelpful or debilitating.
This may range from emotional concerns such as fear and anxiety, loneliness, a lack of confidence and self belief, depression; to work related concerns such as stress, redundancy or issues with management; and difficulties in relationships that may effect both.
Just as there are different causes, there are different options to suit what is needed from depth psychotherapy and counselling to brief solution focused work.
My consulting room in Kentish Town is equidistant between Camden Town, Chalk Farm, Belsize Park and Primrose Hill and is well served by train, tube and bus links.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Postgraduate Certificate in Supervision of Counselling and Psychotherapy, M.A. in Criminology, LL.B, Senior Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£70 for sessions which last for 50 minutes but may be negotiated depending on income