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Couple and Individual Relationship Therapist

About me

I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist working with couples and individuals wanting to improve the quality of their relationships. 

Couples may come for therapy wanting greater emotional and sexual intimacy or because they’re having the same old arguments leaving them isolated and stuck. They may be struggling with parenting issues, facing the life-stage changes of children leaving home, or are dealing with an affair.

Individuals might be wanting to work through the difficulties or loss of a previous relationship with the hope of enabling more meaningful connections ahead. 

The calm, reflective space of therapy allows for feelings and anxieties to be expressed, acknowledged and better understood.  I work psychodynamically, which considers links between what is happening in the present to what was experienced or modelled to us in the past.  The development of greater self-awareness frees us to make better choices and thereby enable positive change. 
 
I work with clients from a diverse range of ages and life-stages, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, gay and heterosexual. 

You can begin by emailing me to arrange an introductory meeting to discuss your situation so we can consider how to go forward. It also enable us to get a feel for how we might work together and to address any questions that arise.
 

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained and qualified as a Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Psychotherapist  at Tavistock Relationships, London,  where I am a Visiting Clinical and Assessor.  I hold a certificate from The Foundation for Infant Loss and am a Trainer and Supervisor for IAPT Couple Therapy for Depression. 

I am a fully registered member of BACP and undertake regular supervision.

Member organisations

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Fees begin at £80. 

When I work

Please enquire about availability.

Further information

Sessions are usually 50-minutes weekly, either short or longer term. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, I currently see clients online via Zoom. Face-to-face sessions will likely resume in time at sites in north and central London. Online therapy, including sessions for overseas clients and those out of London, will continue to be an option.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
April Joyce

April Joyce