Giselle Van Rheede (BPC, MBACP, MA. Ed. BA Hons Psych)
I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) as well as being a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their code of ethics. I am committed to providing Psychodynamic Counselling in a confidential and safe environment in North London.
Psychodynamic Counselling enables us to create a therapeutic alliance which treats your symptoms and suffering through talking. I am trained to listen to your experience by providing you with a space to talk openly and freely. I will be able to listen to your story allowing you to give voice to your symptoms and I will pay close attention not just to the words you use, but to the words that you omit or leave unsaid.
The focus in therapy is to open avenues for growth and endeavour to facilitate change. We will explore the way you relate to your sense of self, your family, groups and society. Therapeutic work may open up a vast reservoir of feelings and complex emotions that may be outside of your conscious awareness but have been actively informing your relational patterns, sense of self and your way of life. The same blocks that have prevented you from developing good relationships and finding happiness, will emerge in our therapeutic relationship. We will explore what they are and how they came into being.
Therapy involves dedication, time commitment and a willingness to explore your emotions. Although this kind of work may sound quite demanding it is potentially very rewarding and may potentially bring long lasting benefits.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Therapy as well as a Diploma in Parent/Infant Observation. In addition to my counselling experience I have worked for 16 years in education and have a Master’s Degree in Education. This experience has been invaluable to me in terms of understanding the difficulties parents experience with their adolescents growing up today in an ever changing and technologically advanced world. Working in education has also enabled me to better understand the effects of working in an increasingly pressurised and stressful environment that many people find themselves trapped in nowadays.
I have worked over the past 2 years for a charity focussing on childhood sexual abuse. I am committed to continuing my professional development and regularly attend training courses with a particular focus on sexual abuse, trauma, depression and relationship difficulties.
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.
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
If you are prepared and ready to explore your internal world and are committed to being reflective and honest with yourself, then I would encourage you to make an appointment for an initial consultation (£50).
You can contact me via email or telephone and we can arrange a time for an initial assessment consultation. If it seems appropriate you will then begin therapy with me and the cost of individual sessions will be discussed between us. In London, the individual session fee ranges between £50 and £70.
Where I am
I am situated in Finchley which is easily accessible via London Underground. The nearest station is Finchley Central Tube Station which is on the Mill Hill / High Barnet branch of the Northern Line. After leaving the station it is approximately a ten minute walk to where I am.
By bus - Buses on routes 13, 26, 82 and 260 all stop on Regents Park Road. The 112 stops on the North Circular Road. The 143 is the closest stop to me. If you travel by car there is free parking on the street.
I also work on the High Street in High Barnet which is a 10 minute walk from High Barnet Station or if you travel by car there is pay per hour parking on the street.