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MA, ADEP, UKCP, MBACP, online and in person psychotherapy

About me

Whatever you are struggling with, therapy can provide a much-needed space to talk, to be really listened to, and to find a way forward.  I offer therapy both online and also in person in Holborn, Central London in a convenient and welcoming space.

I work with adults in individual therapy, both long-term and shorter-term. I am experienced in working with clients with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationships, bereavement and loss, OCD, sexuality, life changes and dilemmas.

I have a lifelong love of music and a special interest in working with performance anxiety

My approach: Therapy provides a unique space for you to step away from the demands of everyday life and to talk freely about what is troubling you without pressure or judgement. I will bring an empathic and insightful approach to help you make sense of the difficulties you face, and together we will look at the possibilities and choices available to you. No matter what you are facing, life begins to feel more manageable when there is space to to talk  with someone who is actively engaged in helping you to make sense of your feelings and situation and find a way forward.

What's the next step? Please get in touch if you would like more information or to arrange an initial session. The initial session is an opportunity for you to find out whether my approach suits you, and for me to find out more about you and your hopes and expectations of therapy. If we then decide to work together we would meet for a 50 minute session at a regular time each week.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and experience:

Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy, Regent's University, London           MA Psychotherapy and Counselling (with distinction), Regent's University, London
PGDip Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent's University
BA (Hons), English Literature, University of Cambridge
I am a member of the BACP and registered with the UKCP, and abide by their ethical and professional standards

What's the next step? Please get in touch if you would like more information or to arrange an initial session. The initial session is an opportunity for you to find out whether my approach suits you, and for me to find out more about you and your hopes and expectations of therapy. If we then decide to work together we would meet for a 50 minute session at a regular time each week.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Performance anxiety and stage fright.

When I work

Daytime and evening availability in person and online

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Fern Dickson

Fern Dickson