Clea McEnery-West MA, FPC, BPC
I will listen very carefully to you in our sessions and will consider how I can help you make sense of your thoughts, feelings and experiences. Working through difficult feelings and developing an understanding of your life experiences and how they have affected you is key to the change that psychotherapy can achieve. I mainly see individuals for long term psychotherapy, which can last anything from a few weeks or months to several years. The work is confidential and ethical. It is important that it takes place at regular intervals, ie. weekly or bi-weekly, in order for it to be effective.
My approach is psychodynamic: the psychodynamic model is a way of understanding how many of our current issues have their roots in childhood experiences. It also allows me to explore with you thoughts and feelings you may not be fully aware of but which can have a significant impact on your life. These may be unhelpful thought patterns, behaviours, or beliefs about yourself which may hold you back.
In our sessions I will not talk about myself or my own experiences in relation to yours as this could have the effect of taking attention away from your unique experience. It keeps the focus on you. You may find this strange at first as it is unlike the sort of two-way conversation you may have with friends, family or other professionals, but I believe this is what makes therapy unique - it is different from any other conversation and it is all about you.
My experience is broad, but in particular I have worked a lot with people suffering from anxiety, stress and depression, as well as relationship issues and work-related problems. I also have a special interest in parenting and pregnancy/fertility issues.
I generally see people once or twice a week at a regular time. The sessions last for 50 minutes. My consulting room is 5 minutes walk from Kings Cross/St Pancras or Euston Stations.
Feel free to call me for a brief inital conversation or to email me.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Psychoanalytic Studies.
Advanced Diploma/WPF Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
Certificate in Counselling Skills.
I trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at WPF Therapy, one of the leading psychotherapy training organisations in London, and my MA was also completed there (accredited by the University of Roehampton).
I am Senior Tutor on the MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy at Birkbeck, University of London
Previously, WPF Therapy, Certificate Course Tutor
I have worked as a counsellor within several GP counselling services and offered psychotherapy consultancy within the NHS working with adolescents in groups and individually.
I am contracted by employee assistance programs to work with clients referred from major companies in my private practice.
I supervise counsellors at Highbury Counselling Service and previously I supervised counsellors at Mind in Barnet.
I am a member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and abide by their ethical framework.
Also a member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC), WPFs graduate organisation.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Standard fee £75
Some low fee and trainee places available, please ask
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
daytime appointments only
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer one-to-one or small group supervision 5 minutes walk from Kings Cross and Euston stations. .View supervision profile