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Charlotte Wadham MA (Cantab) MSc MBACP (Accred)

Acton, West London W3 & London W6
07989 513236 07989 513236 Registered / Accredited
Acton, West London W3 & London W6

About me

I am a fully qualified counsellor/psychotherapist with more than 12 years experience working both in the NHS and in private practice.

Based in Acton W3 and Hammersmith W6 in West London, I offer one-to-one counselling/psychotherapy on either a short or long term basis to those experiencing a wide range of symptoms and problems including:

  • anxiety and stress
  • bereavement and loss
  • depression
  • relationship and family difficulties
  • work and career issues
  • traumatic events, abuse
  • low self-esteem, identity, body image
  • physical health problems
  • life transitions including mid-life crisis, retirement

I am a fully accredited member of BACP, (this means I have a substantial level of BACP-approved training and experience), I abide by their professional code of ethics and practice, and hold full indemnity insurance. I am also a registered member of the Association of Analytical Psychotherapists (APP).

How does counselling/psychotherapy work?

I provide a safe, supportive, confidential and non-judgmental place for you to explore, understand and work through problems and difficulties to foster a greater sense of wellbeing.

As a psychodynamic practitioner, I work with an emphasis on relationship – how we relate to ourselves and others. This can be affected by our early experiences and may link to symptoms of depression and anxiety.  Sometimes we find it hard to connect to, and work through, difficult and painful feelings and we form defences to help us cope and manage them – not all of these defences are helpful.

My approach will encourage you to understand underlying emotional conflicts and to develop new ways of coping with difficulties, to find meaning and where appropriate, make changes in your life.

Gaining insight into the nature of your difficulties can bring enormous relief as you begin to address unhelpful, often negative patterns of thinking and feeling.

My work draws on ideas from Jungian Psychology, CBT and Compassion-Focused Therapy as well as being informed by my passion for, and background in, classical music.

We would start with an introductory session to give you the chance to see if therapy might work for you; the session involves no commitment beyond this first meeting. Initially, we would explore what you wish to get out of counselling/psychotherapy and how we could do this together. The relationship between the individual and the therapist is of paramount importance in therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSC in Psychodynamic Counselling/Psychotherapy - Birkbeck College, University of London
Certificate in CBT skills
DIT (Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy) Practitioner with BPC registration (NHS and private)
BA Hons (Cantab) and MA (Cantab) in Music - my background and passion for classical music both informs and complements my work as a therapist.

Accredited member of BACP
Registered with the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (APP)

Accredited Practitioner for BAPAM (British Association of Performing Arts Medicine)


I have worked in the NHS in Primary Care - both individual and group work - and have also worked with staff in the NHS and for charities. As part of my Private Practice, I work for a number of insurance companies including Bupa and Axa, and also work with trainee therapists and music therapists.

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.

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).

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

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£65 per session in Acton, £75 per session in Hammersmith.
Some concessions available for students, low income and unemployed.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Further information

I am close to tubes, buses and mainline stations including Acton Mainline and Acton Central, plus free parking is available at most times.

The Brackenbury Clinic
30 Brackenbury Rd
Hammersmith
London
W6 0BA

Acton, West London
W3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Appointments are available Monday - Friday, during the day and in the evening.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Charlotte Wadham MA (Cantab) MSc MBACP (Accred)

Charlotte Wadham MA (Cantab) MSc MBACP (Accred)