Carri Dodo

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London, NW6
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About me

ABOUT ME

I am a qualified and registered Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy psychotherapist. I work with both individuals and couples. My distinctive dual-modality approach combines the psychoanalytic exploration of clients' formative experiences and unconscious drives, conflicts and issues with the practical, collaborative tools of CBT.

I have worked in different therapeutic settings, including the NHS, higher education and the charity sector, practising individual CBT and psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as psychoanalytic psychotherapy for couples.

With a psychodynamic and CBT background and training in individual and couples work, I am uniquely placed to help clients to address, cope or overcome a range of emotional difficulties. This can include relationship issues, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, stress, low self-esteem, bereavement, panic attacks, perfectionism or procrastination, self-sabotage, anger processing, trauma, pre- and post-divorce issues, cancer, illness recovery, coming to terms with terminal illness, and stage of life difficulties.

TYPES OF THERAPY

Individual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): This is a well-researched, evidence-based and highly effective short-term therapy. It is suited to the treatment of anxiety disorders, including OCD, social anxiety, and panic attacks. It also produces excellent outcomes when used to address low self-esteem and depression. This approach is focused, collaborative and practical. Tools and techniques are taught to the client, empowering them to help themselves. In the first few sessions we explore your history, set goals and establish the formulation and framework for the rest of our therapy.

Individual Psychodynamic Therapy: This open-ended approach consists primarily of talking through long-term difficulties, often around relationships. Unconscious processes and beliefs about the world, other people and ourselves arise in response to childhood experiences and effect our day to day functioning. We will explore this together through interpretations of information you bring to each session and also by examining the connections between your past experiences and present patterns. 

Couple Therapy: When working with couples, I adopt a  psychodynamic approach to the exploration of the relationship dynamics, focusing on the needs and emotions driving behaviour to help you both make sense of your current situation and enable you to think about the future of the relationship. It is a collaborative, problem-focused and lively therapeutic environment allowing a unique couple space to think and work on your relationship together.

MY PRACTICE

Therapy is an individual process. I offer a free twenty-minute initial consultation online so we can meet and talk before we make any commitment to working together.

My private practice is in a comfortable and personal space in North West London in the Queens Park area, NW6. I offer both in person and online therapy depending on your requirements.

The therapeutic space I provide is confidential and non-judgmental with a personalised approach using CBT and psychodynamic tools to explore your thoughts and feelings in a contained and caring environment.

Training, qualifications & experience

TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS

Tavistock Relationships, University of East London:

  • 2 years MA Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • PG Cert. Couple Psychotherapy

Birkbeck, University of London:

  • BSc First Class Honours in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
  • BACP Accredited Foundation degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy; and
  • HE Certificate in Integrative Counselling Skills.

I am on a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, a programme monitored by the government and registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework.

EXPERIENCE

Alongside my private psychotherapy practice, I have worked for the NHS in Talking Therapy as a psychodynamic psychotherapist. I have worked longer-term with couples at Tavistock Relationships using a psychoanalytic approach. I have also been a specialist CBT counsellor at University College, London, working with students of all ages suffering from mental and physical health conditions. I have counselled clients dealing with addiction in a drugs and alcohol service and worked as a volunteer at Samaritans.

Member organisations

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£85.00 - £120.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

My fees range

  • between £85-£120 per 50 minute session for individuals
  • between £120-£160 per 60 minute session for couples

and will be discussed in the initial session

When I work

8am - 8pm on certain days. Please enquire

Further information

GETTING IN TOUCH

If you interested in seeing me you can either email me or leave a telephone message and we will arrange a brief confidential chat at a mutually convenient time.

MEETING UP

I suggest an initial 30 minute free consultation which will be an opportunity for us to meet in person or online. You are not committed to further sessions.

I can also assist with referrals.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples

Key details

Online or telephone therapy can be offered in the event of accessibility difficulty. Please call to discuss.