Fern Dickson MA, PGDip, MBACP
4 Staple Inn
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and counsellor experienced in working with a wide range of issues, based in a convenient, welcoming location next to Chancery Lane tube. I believe therapy and counselling provides a unique space which can help you to live life more fully by shedding light on your difficulties, clarifying your situation and enabling you to give voice to what matters most to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and experience:
- BA (Hons), University of Cambridge
- MA Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent's University, London
- PGDip Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent's University
- Foundation Certificate in Counselling, Regent's University.
- Currently studying for an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy at Regent's University
- I am a member of the BACP and registered with the UKCP
I work with adults in individual therapy, both long and shorter-term. In addition to private practice, I also work at London Metropolitan University Counselling Service and at Claremont Psychotherapy Service. I have experience with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, life changes, OCD, eating disorders and bereavement. I have a lifelong love of music and a special interest in working with performance anxiety. I also run wellbeing workshops and mindfulness groups.
My approach: Existential therapy is a practical and relational approach, grounded in existential philosophy, which focuses on real lived experience rather than theories of the mind. It is essentially an ongoing weekly conversation in which we aim to shed light on the difficulties you face and explore the possibilities and choices available to you, enabling you to take responsibility for the things you can change and find acceptance towards what cannot be changed. Through this collaborative working relationship we aim to identify what is meaningful to you and enable you to move towards that with a greater sense of your own agency and authenticity.
What's the next step? I know that it sometimes takes courage to make contact.You can get in touch with me via text, phone or email if you would like more information or to arrange an initial session. If you would like to, we would then meet for an initial 50 minute session, with no obligation to continue. This meeting is an opportunity for you to find out more about my approach and how I work, and for me to find out more about what brings you here, 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Performance anxiety and stage fright.
£60 for a 50 minute session. Initial consultation £40.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client