Bailey Thompson

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PgDip MA, Reg. UKCP, MBACP, FPC
Limited availability
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London N1 & SE1
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Hi there,

On paper I’m an psychodynamic psychotherapist but I believe different people and different problems often need different approaches and so I don’t work in a staid fashion. I aim for a collaborative approach, always. 

Ultimately, the relationship between you and your therapist is the most important thing about psychotherapy, so really trust your instincts on who feels like the best person for you to contact.
After that, talking together with someone outside of your day to day life who is curious, interested and trained to listen to things in a different way can be tremendously helpful. Sometimes it's just not possible for us to make sense of everything by ourselves, and problems don't ever tend to just go away.

I offer once or twice weekly sessions of inclusive, contemporary and collaborative psychotherapy, welcoming people of all genders and sexual diversities, from all walks of life, with whatever it is that's on their mind.

The pandemic has changed many things for people and I have moved my practice predominantly online. I do offer face to face sessions on a monthly basis in London for those who want that, but most sessions will take place online. 

I am lucky to work with a truly diverse group of people of all ages and of all colours and creeds and would be happy to discuss whether you feel I might be someone you would like to work with. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my PgDip MA in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at WPF Therapy, and although this is my predominant modality, the work that I do is not limited to it.

I have over 10 years experience of working therapeutically with adults within my own private practice, an esteemed training organisation and several specialist charities, including work as a specialist trauma counsellor, group facilitator and assessor for North London Rape Crisis and Solace Women's Aid.

I attend regular CPD training all year round, covering a wide range of relevant topics and up-to-the-minute thinking.

I have a great deal of experience surrounding domestic violence and abuse, childhood sexual abuse, rape and other experiences of sexual violence, trauma and people suffering from PTSD, those affected by suicide and suicidal feelings, adoptees and LGBTQ identified people.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

£70.00 - £100.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health

Additional information

Before starting therapy, I would look to arrange an initial consultation. This is an opportunity for us both to explore the best way to help you, and whether you feel therapy is right for you. This longer session lasts typically between 1.5 - 2 hours and is charged at £80

For once weekly ongoing sessions with my individuals I charge £70 - £100 per session.
I do offer a limited number of places for those who are unable to afford the full fee. This is strictly subject to availability.
Rates for couples are between £120 and £150.
Fees can be paid in cash on a weekly basis, or by bank transfer on a monthly basis.

When I work

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Further information

I work mainly online with people across multiple time zones. 
The pandemic has changed many things for many people and the flexibility online therapy can offer has continued to be the preference for the people I work with. 

My in person premises is fully wheelchair accessible. 

Choosing a therapist can be a minefield and differences in modalities can be very confusing. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have and will look forward to hearing from you.

72-76 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1GD

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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.

For face to face sessions that take place in London my premises is fully wheelchair accessible. Please note, face to face sessions are only available one week per month, most sessions take place online only.

Online platforms

Google Meet
Skype
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