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MBACP (Accred) Online and In Person Therapy
Limited availability

Limited availability

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London W9 & EC1V
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

*I currently have a few online day time slots open for new clients/returning clients. My in person sessions are full. If you are looking for short term support - please take a look at my Mental Health MOT single session service on my website*

My aim is to help you better understand yourself and find more manageable and meaningful ways to live. I love the work I do, and I'm passionate about the benefits of talking therapies that can help individuals to transform their lives.

You don't have to struggle with whatever is hard for you right now alone. Working with a professional provides you with a compassionate witness for your story and someone who can work with you to bring more ease into your life. Anxiety, depression, life stress and low self esteem are experienced by many people. Making space to be supported in this is a brave step that shows yourself, you matter. 

My areas of expertise and experience include:

  • Understanding and harnessing perfectionism 
  •  Living with ADHD 
  •  Life transitions 
  •  Low self-esteem and identity issues
  • Living a childfree life by choice 
  • Enmeshment and Abandonment issues
  • Loss and Grieving
  • Childhood emotional neglect
  • Complex dysfunctional family dynamics
  • Dating/Relationship issues
  • Supporting Adult Children of Narcissists

I help clients to reach a deeper understanding of their issues allowing them to make changes and move forward. My approach is direct, supportive and challenging. I’m not the kind of therapist who sits, stares and says nothing! I will listen with curiosity and care, but I am also here to gently challenge you and offer you insights to help guide you to realisations. Sharing parts of ourselves can feel vulnerable so it’s really important that you choose someone you feel comfortable talking to as the quality of the relationship between client and counsellor is key to good therapy outcomes.

For this reason I offer a short phone call before our first session, for you to get a sense of what it might be like to talk to me each week and to suss out if that is something you could imagine for yourself. This is an opportunity to see if we are a good fit for one another. Please take a look at my website to get a better feel of how I work. 

The working therapy relationship is more than being able to get along; the way we show up in a theraputic relationship offers a window on the world of how we are in all our relationships. A significant part of the work of therapy is to explore, better understand and help you shift if needs be your relational patterns. This is achieved not through tools and techniques for your to take away, but through being in the therapeutic relationship week on week, and in time, us exploring what that’s like and what comes up for me that I observe as your practitioner.

Some of my work with clients is focused and structured around agreed goals or outcomes while other clients suit a longer term approach that is explorative; particularly if their needs are more complex. 

If you would like to find out more about having counselling with me, please contact me via email with a brief outline of why you are seeking counselling at this time. It is also helpful if you share your availability times/days of the week for a potential weekly session. Please also state if you are looking for zoom sessions or in person sessions.  From there we can arrange a phone call at a time that suits.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed 4 years of post graduate BACP accredited training including:

  • Advanced Diploma Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma Humanistic Integrative Counselling 
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Birkbeck University 

I engage in regular ongoing training  & personal development in line with the guidance of my governing body BACP.  More details of my recent CPD can be found on my website.

I also hold a professional qualification in Mindfulness and Compassion awarded by the counselling and psychotherapy body.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£85.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Aviva

When I work

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Current Online AvailabilityMonday 12pm /Tuesdays 4pm/Friday 12pm

Current In Person Availability: NO SPACES

In person sessions: Monday and Wednesday evenings only in Maida Vale location.

Further information

I see client online across the UK and my in person sessions are run out of a private and comfortable space close to Maida Vale tube station W9.

Published articles

London, Greater London, EC1V

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Billie Dunlevy

Billie Dunlevy