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Ana Cooper, Integrative Psychotherapist, M(BACP)Accred

London, W3 8AB
07971 169 396 07971 169 396 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a BACP Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist, with over 25 years experience, having worked in frontline NHS services (Hospitals and GP Surgeries) for most of my career, and, more recently, in private practice.  The three issues I am most proficient in treating are anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties.  (I count myself in the number of people I have helped out of those dark places.)

I chose an Integrative training because I am curious and open-minded about what works, and because research has proven that no one theory is in fact more effective than the others.  The effectiveness of therapy depends on the quality of the therapeutic relationship, and, I would argue, the experience of the therapist.

I meet people from very different cultural backgrounds and life stages, with different belief and value systems, so I like to have a versatile tool kit.  But, whilst various approaches and new research findings continue to inform my thinking and give us important reference points, I prefer not to apply theory in a blunt dogmatic fashion.  Instead, I am led by your unique experience of being in the world, and the personal beliefs that influence how you interpret events.  Being Integrative simply means that I can see several different intervention points. 

I read a lot and attend as many pioneering conferences in my field as I can, but I have also become militant about factoring in time for self-care.  And I urge my Clients to do the same.  Mindfulness, meditation, gardening and animals are my go-to place for restoration, but I understand that wouldn't necessarily work for everyone.

If you come to me - albeit remotely - you will be heard and taken seriously.  You will never be judged and no assumptions will be made about you.  Everything you say will be treated with respect and held in absolute confidence.  Together, we will rediscover the inner power you somehow lost along your way, and we will harness it to face the battle ahead.  You will remember or learn how to become more robust and adaptive.  And hopefully you will emerge as the hero or heroine of your life.  Not the victim you once were.

Training, qualifications & experience

1984 French Baccalaureat A1 with Merit (Secondary School, Paris)

1984-88  BA(Hons) in European Studies, French and German (Kent University)

1999  Modular Certificate in the Fundamentals of Psychotherapy and Counselling

1999-2001  Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling

2002-2003  Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy

(All at Regent’s College School of Psychotherapy and Psychology)

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 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.

UKCP

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

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.

UK Council for 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

My area of expertise is relationship problems. This is a vast area and concerns primarily relationship with the self - but in context with all others: parents, partners, children, peers and extended family.  In my view, relationship problems are what underlie all other difficulties such as identity, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addiction, self-harm, suicidal ideation etc.  These are all consequences of early relationship problems.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative

Fees

£60/hour

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

68 Berrymead Gardens
Acton
London
W3 8AB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages French

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I work from home - currently by Zoom or telephone, but ordinarily face to face in person.

Availability

Weekdays, evenings and Saturdays

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Ana Cooper, Integrative Psychotherapist, M(BACP)Accred

Ana Cooper, Integrative Psychotherapist, M(BACP)Accred