Becki Thompson PgDip MA, Reg. UKCP, MBACP, FPC
Hello, I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist and I'm in private practice in two lovely spaces in Central London, one is in Old Street/Hoxton, the other is in the Borough/London Bridge area.
Ultimately, the relationship between therapist and client 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 non-judgemental psychotherapy, welcoming people of all genders and sexual diversities, from all walks of life, with whatever it is that's on their mind.
I am lucky to work with a truly diverse group of people, ranging in ages from 19 - 94, and of all colours and creeds, so do give me a call to see whether working with me is something that you'd like to do.
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. I currently 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, and LGBTQ identified people.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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 £70
For once weekly ongoing sessions I charge £70 - £90 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, and these sessions would need to take place during the day.
Rates for couples are between £100 and £120.
Fees can be paid in cash on a weekly basis, or by bank transfer on a monthly basis.
If you have any holidays booked to take place within the first two months of therapy, these sessions would not have to be paid for, however any other missed sessions will have to be paid for, except for two weeks of holiday per year at your discretion.
I am pleased to finally be able to offer appointments in a fully wheelchair accessible space - do contact me with any enquiries about accessibility.
For anyone who lives out of the country, or who would struggle to travel, I do also offer therapy sessions via Skype.
Choosing a therapist can be a bewildering experience, and differences in modalities can be confusing. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have and will look forward to hearing from you.