Georgina Hoare MSc, MA. BPC Reg, BACP Reg & Accred, HCPC Reg
I'm an experienced psychodynamic counsellor/psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and organisational consultant based in Wimbledon. I'm registered with BPC, HCPC and BACP (accredited and registered).
Over the last twenty years I've worked as a therapist in a variety of settings, NHS (learning disability, mental health and forensic services), education (primary and secondary schools) and the voluntary sector.
How I work -
All of us have times in our lives when we are struggling to cope and it can really help to speak to someone who is outside of your close network of friends and family. We live in a world which can feel very fast paced and having space for yourself to reflect in a safe environment can be a really valuable experience, to feel listened to, to be heard and to be understood.
I work Psychodynamically, which can sometimes also be described as a relational approach. What this means is that I'm both interested in understanding what is happening in the present for you and also thinking about whether there may be patterns from your past, which impact your thoughts or your behaviour which are getting in the way of you living an enjoyable life. Sometimes these patterns can get repeated in our therapeutic relationship and it can be a safe place to explore the meaning of this together.
How I can help -
I'm interested in thinking about the impact of significant life transitions such as becoming parents, parenting difficulties, bereavement including miscarriages, going back to work, career decisions, retirement, moving house, marriage and separation or divorce. I also support people with significant trauma such as experiences of domestic violence or sexual abuse, for men, women and the LGBT community.
Sometimes you may already have a formal diagnosis such as depression or anxiety or at other times you just not feel quite right, not feel happy with your life and want some space to explore this further.
Typically I would see you weekly at the same time each week for 50 minutes, but at times I also provide twice weekly therapy too.
I understand that starting therapy is a big undertaking and I usually suggest that we have a few sessions to see if we both feel that we can work together.
I have worked at senior management level for twelve years; formally the Head of Talking Therapies at Wimbledon Guild and the Director of Clinical Services at SurvivorsUK working with men who have experienced sexual violence.
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to my qualifications below, I also regularly attend continuing professional development events and engage in ongoing clinical supervision.
2014 - MA Consultation in the Organisation (Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust)
2012 - Diploma in Clinical Supervision (WPF / Surrey University)
2003 - MSc Psychodynamic Counselling / Psychotherapy (Birkbeck College / University of London)
1997 - PG diploma in Music therapy (Roehampton University)
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.
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.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£70 per 50 minute session for therapy or clinical supervision. At times I'm also able to offer some concessions depending on circumstances.