Amina Somers

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LLB (Hons) Dip.Couns. Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London N16 & N1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Please visit my website for more information about me and how I practice

www.aminasomers.co.uk

You may decide to seek counselling or psychotherapy for specific reasons such as an eating disorder, bereavement or obsessional behaviors. Or you may be facing less specific issues like depression, anxiety, difficulty in maintaining satisfactory relationships, life stages or experiencing a generalized dissatisfaction with life.

Psychotherapy can assist in the treatment and management of a range of psychological issues and symptoms and can contribute positively to mental and physical health, resilience and the capacity to manage life more effectively and experience greater satisfaction.

I offer long term face to face work aimed at change at a deep level. Before making a commitment to working with me I will invite you to attend an assessment consultation to find out more about why you wish to start therapy and what your hopes are in relation to therapy. This will also allow me to provide you with information about the way I work.

Long term psychotherapeutic work

The psychotherapy I practice is informed by psychoanalytic theory. An aim is to help you achieve more satisfaction in your life and meet challenges more effectively through more knowledge about yourself.

Psychoanalytic theory is based on ideas that our early experiences and relationships influence the way our minds develop and form a kind of internal blueprint of ideas and thoughts, conscious and unconscious, through which we understand and make sense of the external world in adulthood.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I attend the clinical training program at the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research.

Before embarking on a career as a psychotherapist I had a successful and career in the City  as a Partner in a multi-jurisdiction law firm and remain a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and a non practising solicitor.

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.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£75.00 - £150.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

Standard fees for assessment sessions start at 75.00  per session for a daytime session (between 9.00am and 5.00pm) and £95.00 for and evening session and early morning.

I will agree a fee for ongoing work with you during the assessment process.

I also offer concessionary rates for assessment sessions and ongoing work, if I have a concessionary space available. Please ask if this is of interest.

When I work

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Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Amina Somers
Amina Somers