Gill Landsberg MA; Adv. Dip; UKCP (Reg.); MBACP
It is often by exploring together in therapy and gaining some insight into why we behave as we do, that we can enable real change to take place. Whether you are seeking therapy for a crisis situation or you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed by a problem in your life, I provide a supportive, objective and empathic space where you can express your feelings and concerns without being judged.
As an experienced and qualified integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, I draw on a number of approaches, which I tailor to suit the needs and concerns of you as an individual. I work with adults, on a one to one basis, providing therapy for many different issues including depression, anxiety, work related stress, relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss, trauma, alcohol and drug abuse, issues around identity and sexuality, low self-image and changing life events.
You may be feeling overwhelmed by a situation in your life, or perhaps you are feeling a bit stuck or unhappy with where you find yourself, possibly it all feels a bit meaningless. By exploring together the patterns of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how you feel about the direction of your life, your values, beliefs and aspirations, I can help you make sense of what may be causing you distress, and help you to gain a new perspective on your problems, facilitating growth, relief and resolution.
Training, qualifications & experience
Following an intensive Foundation course in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology at Regent’s University London, I studied for a further 4 years, achieving a Masters degree and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling. Regent's University is well respected both for its academic record and clinical training.
I am a member of both the UKCP and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by its Code of Ethics.
I have worked for several years in private practice. Previously I have worked within the NHS at Camden Psychodynamic Psychological Services and I spent 3 years working for a London branch of MIND. I have undertaken a specialist bereavement training run by CRUSE.
My earlier career in corporate operational management has provided me with a valuable blend of skills, understanding and experience. I know how difficult it can be to juggle the demands of work, relationships and family in today's world.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer an initial consultation for £50 where you can discuss your needs, learn a bit about the way I work and we can make a plan as to how best I can help you. If you decide you don’t want to continue, or if I am not the right therapist for you, I can help you with ongoing referrals. My fees are benchmarked against other similarly trained psychotherapists working in the same location. As a guide, fees for individuals start from £80 and for couples from £120. I have a limited number of low-cost places during the day, for which there may be a waiting list. For further details, do get in touch.
If you have private health insurance, you may be able to fund some or all of your therapy through your health insurance policy. I work with, and am an approved provider of, a number of medical insurers including BUPA, Aviva, Axa PPP and Vitality Health.