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:
Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy, Regent's University, London MA Psychotherapy and Counselling, 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
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.