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Psychotherapist, Couples Therapist, Group Therapist

About me

I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist, practising both privately and within the third sector. I run my private practice from a quiet room in the borough of Hackney, London.

I work with individuals and couples, as well as running therapy groups. Sessions are weekly and can be in-person or online. Individual sessions are 50 minutes each. Sessions with couples are 1 hour.

Therapy

Therapy gives you the unusual opportunity to express your private thoughts and feelings spontaneously, uncensored, and without risk or judgement. Within a confidential, therapeutic space, you can explore these parts of yourself truthfully with another.

The therapist is there to listen to you, without a personal agenda, and help deepen your insight into your subjective experience. This exceptional form of human contact enables you to understand yourself better – your thoughts, emotions and behaviour – and begin to change.

Clients have described this process as revealing, empowering, liberating and transformative.

My approach

A growing body of research into successful therapy has shown that a good relationship between client and therapist is the essential factor. This relationship is at the heart of Relational Transactional Analysis, the theoretical school in which I am trained. It is the relationship that forms the base from which clients can explore and confront difficult feelings and experiences and gain the confidence that they will survive them.

At times, I will use our relationship to help you understand other relationships in your life, past and present. Some of our work together will focus on the here-and-now. At other times, we may explore how past experiences affect you in the present. You can expect the sessions to be client-led and collaborative – they may at times be challenging, but you are always in control of what you share.

My experience has taught me that each person’s therapeutic needs differ. I therefore work flexibly and creatively, tailoring my approach to what you need from the work. I draw upon a variety of disciplines and therapeutic tools. I am particularly influenced by body psychotherapy, compassion-focused therapy and the person-centred tradition. This means we may pay attention to your somatic (physical) experiences, as well as to your thoughts and feelings, and I that I will prioritise congruence, non-judgement and empathy as core conditions for our work.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold an MSc and Clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling, and a Foundation Certificate in Interpersonal and Counselling Skills. I trained at the Metanoia Institute one of the leading clinical and academic institutions for psychotherapy in the UK.

I am a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I abide by their ethical framework. I am therefore committed to my own personal development as a practitioner: I attend regular clinical supervision and CPD to support my work. 

I have worked with clients from a range of cultural backgrounds, across a variety of settings, including at the Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service, Refugee Council, Highbury Counselling Centre, Room to Heal and Centrepoint.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £65.00 to £86.00

Additional information

Individual therapy

Rates are on a sliding scale from £65-£85, dependent on income. All initial consultations are £55.

Couples therapy

Rates are on a sliding scale from £100-£120, dependent on joint income. All initial consultations are £85.

Further information

If you would like to arrange an initial assessment, please email me on: emily@emilywhitepsychotherapy.com or call me on 07706 886 207.

In this session we will explore what has brought you to therapy and what you hope to get out of it.  You will have the opportunity to ask me questions and think about whether therapy would benefit you at this time.  Crucially, the session will enable you to discover whether you are comfortable with me.

All contact is with me directly and any messages are kept confidential, so please feel free to leave a voicemail and I will get back to you as soon as I can. There is no obligation to commit to ongoing therapy after the initial meeting.

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Families
Groups

Key details

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