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About me

Whether you are stuck, experiencing distress, or you have sense that you could be getting more from your life. Therapy can help you move forwards. I offer a safe space where you will be accepted, heard and understood without judgement. A reflective space where you can be supported to explore all aspects of your life. 

My approach to psychotherapy is Integrative. Which means I draw from a broad range of psychological theories, ideas and practices to understand human experience and find an approach that works best for you. Some of these include Existential, Relational, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, and Attachment Theory, but don’t worry if you haven’t heard of these. What is most important to know is that I will be guided by your experience of the world and the relationship we develop between us. I work holistically, exploring with you what gives your life meaning and addressing the whole person.

I am passionate about my work and supporting people to heal, grow and thrive in their lives. 

My first session

First we would discuss the practical details via email or phone; what times would suit you and the format; whether your preference would be Zoom, telephone or face-to-face.

We would then arrange a time for an initial session, which would be for 50 minutes, via Zoom or face to face. I offer a discounted rate of £50 for this session.

The initial session is usually where I gather some information from you about what has got you to this point and what you can expect from therapy. It is a session to get to know eachother, and find out if we are a good fit. There is no obligation to make a commitment beyond this session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the Minster Centre one of Europe's leading integrative psychotherapy and counselling institutes.

I have experience practicing in a number of settings; as a counsellor at Mind, at the low cost counselling service at the Minster Centre and as a counsellor in the Wellbeing Service for a large London university. 

As a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)I work in accordance with their ethical framework and standards and undertake regular further training and supervision to support my practice.

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

Additional information

I work online, via Zoom and can offer face-to-face sessions.

My online fee is £60.00, otherwise my rates vary. 

I offer short term (6-12 sessions), longer term (6 months to a year) or long term, open ended (over one year) work.

Please contact me with any questions about fees or availability.

34-44 Tunstall Road, London, SW9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom
Emily Seymour

Emily Seymour