Fern Dickson MA, MBACP
I am experienced in working with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, life changes, and bereavement. I currently work over Skype and phone, offering flexibility in the current situation. My practice is based in three convenient and welcoming central London locations in Holborn, Barbican and Islington.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and experience:
MA Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent's University, London
PGDip Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent's University
Foundation Certificate in Counselling, Regent's University.
Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy at Regent's University
BA (Hons), University of Cambridge
I am a member of the BACP and registered with the UKCP, and abide by their ethical and professional standards
I work with adults in individual therapy, both long-term and shorter-term. I have experience with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, life changes, OCD, eating disorders, sexuality, relationships, difficult decisions, bereavement and loss.
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 which focuses on your real, lived experience rather than theories of the mind. Therapy is a unique space 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. Through this collaborative working relationship we aim to identify what is meaningful to you, and help you to move towards that with a greater sense of freedom and authenticity.
What's the next step? You can get in touch with me via phone or email if you would like more information or to arrange an initial session. 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 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- 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
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Performance anxiety and stage fright.
My fee is £70. Initial consultation £45. Some reduced-fee slots may be available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client