Betsy Garrett

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UKCP, MBACP, EMDR Association
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London, SW10 9PJ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Possibilities!

I offer a confidential and supportive space where together we can work through your challenges to open up new possibilities for healing, growth and change.  My belief is that therapy offers a unique opportunity to explore in depth what may be troubling you. This is a time for you each week to express your feelings to someone who will listen in a supportive, objective, and non-judgemental manner whilst at the same time help you to look at and think about your situation differently.

Most importantly I value the relationship which will develop between you and me.  Empathy, trust and respect will enable a strong bond to develop between us so that you can share your concerns on the most personal level and slowly begin to create change.

How I work?

As an integrative psychotherapist, I have been trained in many different approaches to therapy.  Working primarily with psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive approaches, as well as EMDR, I tailor my approach to your unique needs.  I believe it is important to look at your current problems or long term difficulties in the context of your whole life, and together, try to discover the links between past and present experiences. The role your behaviour and repeated patterns might play will also be explored.

Why Therapy?

People come to therapy for many reasons. Anxiety, problems with relationships, depression, bereavement, work difficulties, stress, trauma, low self-esteem, or feeling stuck are just a few which might resonate with you. Therapy lets us look at these issues in depth in private, weekly sessions of 50 minutes which take place at the same time and place each week. This is a time when we can reflect together on what comes up, help you gain awareness and make meaning of your unique situation and think about how change can occur.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Experience:

I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the code of ethics of both of these institutions. I am also a qualified EMDR therapist and am registered with the EMDR Association.  I trained as a psychotherapist at Regents University with a PGDip in Psychotherapy & Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and did my EMDR training with EMDR works.  I also hold a BA degree.

I currently work in private practice and previously with the NHS in a hospital setting seeing patients in long-term therapy.  I also have experience working short and long-term in both the charitable and university sectors. I have experience with a wide range of client issues as well as client backgrounds.

Coming to psychotherapy with a background in the finance and commercial sectors, I have a broad understanding of the private sector.

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.

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

UK Council for 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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Please call me to set up an initial assessment where we can meet. This first meeting provides an opportunity to learn about you, what is bringing you to therapy and how you would like to be helped.  We can then discuss fees and availability.  I endeavour to offer a reasonably priced and professional service.

Further information

I am located on the Fulham Road in Chelsea, across from the Chelsea Westminster Hospital. The closest tubes are Earls Court and Gloucester Road (15 minute walk each). The 14, 414, and 211 bus routes have stops close by and pay and display parking is available.

Chelsea Natural Health Clinic, 208 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9PJ

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Online platforms

Zoom
Betsy Garrett
Betsy Garrett