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About me

I am an experienced, accredited and personable psychotherapist working face to face/online with both adults and adolescents in central London and from near my home in Berkshire. Finding the right therapist for you is so important, therefore I offer a free initial consultation so we can chat about what therapy may best suit your needs, and if I am the right therapist for you.

Whether you are an individual in search of help or a parent looking for your child, I understand that it is hard to know where to start when finding a therapist. Therefore when we first chat, we will think about what has brought you here, what you may hope to achieve from therapy, and if working together has the potential for change for the better. We will also discuss whether open ended or short term therapy might be best for you.

I believe my caring, honest and kind approach as a therapist leads to positive change within individuals. At the core of my approach is a belief that understanding our immediate/past experiences may enable us to make sense of difficult feelings or events, and spur future changes in our lives. I provide a confidential and safe space for you to talk and feel heard, and where understanding may be gained. We can explore the difficulties you may be going through, free from judgement, and think about what experiences may have shaped your life as it is today.

I offer specialist support with;

-Anxiety

-Depression

-Emotional Regulation

-Stress

-Loss

-Covid related worries

-Anger

-Relationship difficulties/changes

-Trauma

-Major life changes

-Counter-productive coping strategies, (including but not limited to) self harm, disordered eating, addiction.

As a Co-Founder and director of Private Psychotherapy London, I work in private practice in both London and Berkshire. I also practice within a secondary school. As part of the professional standard I maintain regular professional development through supervision, courses and training.

Training, qualifications & experience

-I am a fully qualified and experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist, having trained and completed a 5 year postgraduate clinical and academic training at the highly respected WPF Therapy.

-I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Theory and Practice.

-I also have a Diploma in Adolescent Counselling in Schools, (Person-centred) from the Metanoia Institute.

-I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills.

-I have a BSc in Sociology and Psychology (1st Hons).

- Experience includes working in Schools, the Samaritans, and WPF Therapy where I have been providing psychotherapy and counselling and undertaking consultations/assessments.

-I am a professional member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), British Associate of Counselling, Psychotherapy (BACP), and the Foundation of Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC). All of these organisations have strict ethical codes and professional standards of confidentiality to which I subscribe.

-Previously I have also been a tutor in a secondary school, and prior to my career as a psychotherapist I worked with the Armed Forces. As such I have practical and clinical experience of the differing pressures, stress, and trauma experienced by adults or adolescents from a variety of backgrounds.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

UKCP

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.

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Covid-related worries.

Disordered eating.

Fees

Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • AXA PPP
  • Vitality

Additional information

-Initial Consultation Free of Charge.

- From £85. Some concessionary rates may be available, please do ask.

Availability

Limited Sessions available Mon/Tue

London
W1T

Upper Basildon
Berkshire
RG8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Organisations

Key details

I am fully qualified to work face to face, online, or by telephone.

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Zoom
Charlotte Ruxton

Charlotte Ruxton