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About me

I’m here to enable you to reach a deeper understanding of your situation and inner life. From such a place of understanding, it can be much easier to see potential ways to create positive changes in the future. 

I believe we all have our unique path to becoming ourselves, and that even within dark and distressing experiences we can face is a chance to grow. This process can be challenging, for sure, but it is not something you need to do alone. 

My role is without judgement or advice-giving. I hope to be in conversation with you about whatever you bring to our sessions. Together we might think about what brings you to therapy, work through challenges, or explore new ways of being to help you change behaviours or relationships.  

I practice psychodynamic psychotherapy, which means I believe both our past and present relationships and experiences shape who we are. 

At my consulting room in Clerkenwell, Central London and online I support adults from diverse backgrounds. When working with me, you will choose to have sessions either online or in the room. You don’t need to decide which you’d like to choose yet, as this is something we can think about together in an initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Psychodynamic psychotherapist practicing with adults
  • 10 years of experience in mental health support
  • Experience working with adults, families, children and young people
  • Clinical experience at WPF Therapy and in school settings 
  • Therapeutic experience using visual arts and embodied/movement practices
  • Registered member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and FPC (Foundation for Psychotherapists and Counsellors). I adhere to their professional code of ethics.
  • Fully insured

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

A whole self, mind and body
We experience the world through our senses, and it follows then that our bodies are part and parcel of our life experiences.

I welcome exploring your whole self, both mind and body. This is because I understand people to be physical beings, not minds on sticks.

I am openminded and curious about how our physical and emotional lives may interplay with one another.

Creative expression
Sometimes words are not enough to express what we are going through. If it helps, I welcome you to express yourself in diverse ways. This could be by sharing something you have found or made – be it an image, poem, movement, or song.

Fees

£70.00 per session

Additional information

  • Introductory call - free
  • Initial consultations (50 mins) - £65
  • Weekly therapy sessions (50 mins) - £70

Fees are paid on a monthly basis by bank transfer. I have a number of low-cost therapy spaces in my practice, however, all spaces are currently taken. 

When I work

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Further information

Getting Started

  1. Reach out - Contact me with an email or contact form on my site.
  2. Introductory call - We'll set up a brief introductory call.
  3. Consultation - We can explore working together in one or two consultation sessions. There’s no commitment to beginning ongoing therapy afterwards. 

23 Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0AA

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Online platforms

Zoom
Cara Verkerk

Cara Verkerk