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Therapy with me offers you the opportunity to gain insight about aspects of yourself, why you feel the way you do and how you relate to other people in your life. You are invited to think with me in a safe and confidential environment about yourself and your feelings (some of which you may not have previously thought about), whilst considering how these feelings may be linked to some of your earlier life experiences. By exploring these underlying feelings, which at times prove difficult to manage, you may develop a different understanding as to how these past experiences (and how you felt about them), have had an emotional impact on your current life.
This unique therapeutic relationship, once developed, allows you to feel listened to and understood by someone who cares, but remains neutral and non-judgmental. Your Counselling experience with me, which may feel difficult and challenging at times, can also feel rewarding and prove hugely beneficial. It can allow for a shift in your understanding about yourself and in the way you might relate to key people, and can bring about a significant increase in self confidence.
I offer short-term (12 sessions), or long-term, open-ended counselling. The first one or two consultations allow you to experience what Psychodynamic Counselling can offer and if it is the right choice for you.
My main Private Practice is located at Finchley Central. I also have a Private Practice within Chase Lodge Private Hospital, Mill Hill East and I offer Counselling in Central London at my Harley Street Private Practice.
Please visit my website www.athwaitescounselling.com for more details about my practice and session fees, or contact me on 07540 127 724 or email@example.com. I will get back to you within 24 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified as a counsellor with a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, a recognised British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) qualification.
I am an individual Registered Accredited Member of BACP and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am also an Accredited Member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Panic attacks and Panic Disorder
All initial consultations, counselling and psychotherapy sessions are 50 minutes in duration. Fees are as follows:
Finchley Central: Initial consultations £70; Daytime weekdays £60; Early weekdays (8am), evenings (from 6pm) and Saturday mornings £70.
Chase Lodge: Initial consultations £80; Daytime weekdays £70.
Harley Street: Initial consultations £125; Daytime weekdays £115.
Zoom video sessions are also available on request.
When I work
Flexible hours. Mondays-Fridays. Some evening and Saturday morning slots available.