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Erica Newman Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Counsellor (BPC, MBACP, FPC).

West Hampstead, London, NW6
07400 011 701 Registered / Accredited
West Hampstead, London, NW6

About me

Hello. If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or alone - struggling with something specific, or perhaps life in general - I’m an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor. I’ve worked for over twenty-five years in mental health both in the NHS and the private sector, with adults of all ages, from diverse backgrounds, with many different issues. Perhaps I can help you.

Why contact me - how can I help?

It’s important to feel you can trust the person in whom you’re confiding, that you feel comfortable. My style is warm, relational, and non-judgemental. I aim to provide a safe, regular, confidential space where you can begin to share troubling or distressing thoughts and feelings.

Working together and led by you, my experience and professional training help us to explore, creatively, the difficulties you're facing. The process requires commitment and can be demanding, but over time I can help you to develop new insight and understanding of yourself, your relationships and the challenges that may be feeling overwhelming.

You'll begin to feel freer to make choices about how you interact with the world around you, more comfortable in your own skin, developing a more contented, fulfilled life.

What would a session be like?

Sessions last fifty minutes, at the same time each week. You may want to come for a short, limited time, for a specific reason, or we can agree to open-ended therapy and review things as we go. Everyone is unique and finds their own pace. There is no agenda and no homework – you bring whatever feels important from one week to the next.

Our difficulties today often echo our experiences, ways of relating and coping from the past, so that old, deep-seated patterns that may have outgrown their use, can significantly affect us in the ‘here and now'. Working psychodynamically means that we may look below the surface problem, whilst also recognising that current difficulties really matter and need attention.

We may explore your relationships, experiences and struggles in daily life, as well as how things go between us as the therapy progresses. Sometimes memories, free associations and dreams become important too - it's different for everyone.

In safe hands.

Finding a therapist and arranging to meet can feel daunting - it's often a brave move to begin to talk about difficulties, perhaps for the first time. Or you may have benefited from help in the past, and feel you need some more. If you come to see me you'll be in safe hands.

After my Counselling qualification, I trained for a further four years at WPF Therapy, one of the UK’s leading institutions for academic and clinical practice, and hold a postgraduate diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from Roehampton University. I practiced for many years within the WPF Therapy clinic in London, as well as in a Camden NHS Psychotherapy Department, and in private practice. I care deeply about my work and take seriously my own personal and professional development. I'm currently involved in a further training in Adult Analysis at the SAP (Society of Analytical Psychology).

As a registered member of three professional bodies, I am committed to strict ethical codes and professional standards, and have regular supervision and full insurance. I am registered with the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council), the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the FPC (Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling).

What happens when you contact me?

It can take time to see if you feel comfortable with the way I work, and for me to decide if I can help. I’ll offer a first consultation of fifty minutes – sometimes we’ll agree to meet again, before we decide to commit to regular sessions. I aim to get to know you a little and to understand how things feel for you. If I don't think I'm the best person to work with you, I will always suggest other options. I can work with you for a short, limited time or open-ended - once weekly or more often. This can be agreed at the initial consultation, and is open to review by both of us. Sessions will be at the same time every week.

The location

You'll find me less than five minutes walk from West Hampstead tube, (Jubilee Line), West Hampstead Thameslink and West Hampstead Rail Station (London Overground). Buses 139, 328 and C11 stop a few minutes from the door. There is limited pay and display parking at the top and bottom of the road, and free parking before 8.30am and after 6.30pm. The room is comfortable and spacious, on the ground floor of a residential property, with a discreet entrance. There are four steps from the street to the main door.

If you think I may be able to help, please do give me a ring, text me, email me or use the contact form. If I can’t respond straight away, I’ll get back to you within two days, usually sooner.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Erica Newman

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Phone: 07400 011 701

Email: erica.newman1@gmail.com

Training, qualifications & experience

* Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (University of Roehampton).

* Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (WPF Therapy)

* Ongoing training in Jungian Adult Analysis (Society of Analytical Psychology - SAP)

* Certificate in Clinical Assessment (SAP)

* Certificate in Counselling Skills (WPF Therapy)

Other training includes:

  • Issues of diversity
  • Sex and sexuality
  • Anxiety management
  • Brief therapy

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.

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 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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cultural issues

Gender issues

Diversity issues

Therapies offered

  • Jungian therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

I aim to offer affordable counselling and therapy. We would discuss and agree the fee in the first meeting, before any commitment is made to regular sessions. As a general guide, fees tend to average between £65 - £85 per session. I charge £70 per session for an initial consultation.

Further information

If you think I may be able to help, please do give me a ring, text me, email me, or use the contact form. If I can’t respond straight away, I’ll get back to you within two days, usually sooner.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Erica Newman

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Phone: 07400 011 701

Email: erica.newman1@gmail.com

West Hampstead
London
NW6

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

Ground floor premises with four steps to main front door, no rails.

Availability

Weekdays 7am - 9pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Erica Newman Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Counsellor (BPC, MBACP, FPC).

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