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 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.
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
Initial consultations and counselling sessions are 50 minutes and fees are as follows:
All initial consultations £65.
Finchley Central: Daytime weekdays £60, evenings and weekends £70
Chase Lodge: Daytime weekdays only, £70
Harley Street: Daytime weekdays only, £110
A few reduced cost counselling slots may be available at Finchley Central and Chase Lodge in certain circumstances.