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About me

Many people experience emotional difficulties at some point in their lives. This can be triggered by a particular event, or arise as a result of deeper unidentified issues that are harder to define.  ​In either case, talking to a therapist provides a unique opportunity to work through troubling issues within a confidential and non-judgemental environment.

I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist with a wide range of experience, having helped people with (among other things) depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, obsessive symptoms, low self esteem and bereavement.

What to expect

Contact me for an initial chat and to organise a consultation.  This will usually comprise several meetings, so we can work together to determine whether psychodynamic psychotherapy is something that would be suitable for you. You can ask questions, experience how I work, and decide whether you feel comfortable working with me.

Treatment

I offer both open-ended and time-limited treatment. This can be discussed and agreed upon during the initial consultation or at any point during treatment.  Sessions last 50 minutes and take place once or twice weekly.

Fees

​The first consultation is free of charge. Typically I would charge £80 per session for ongoing work - but the precise fee structure can be discussed and agreed during the initial consultation and tailored to your circumstances.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Psychoanalytic Council and a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists.  I have a Masters in Music Therapy.

​I have 10 years experience of working in the NHS and the charitable sector both as a psychotherapist and music therapist.

​I work within strict guidelines for the profession, having regular supervision and professional development.

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

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

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

After an initial conversation on the telephone, I offer a consultation. This will usually comprise several meetings, so we can work together to determine whether psychodynamic psychotherapy is something that would be suitable for you.

The first consultation is free of charge. Typically I would charge £80 per session for ongoing work - but the precise fee structure can be discussed and agreed during the initial consultation and tailored to your circumstances.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Availability

I am available for sessions during the working week.

Further information

I offer both open-ended and time-limited treatment.

I am currently working online due to COVID 19 restrictions. I am offering sessions on Zoom and on the telephone.

When face to face working resumes I will be based in Bloomsbury, Central London.

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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.

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Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Emma Penketh MA BPC

Emma Penketh MA BPC