G. Olga Soy
Psychotherapist&EMDR&Mindfulness Therapist, UKCP Accr, MBACP
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I am an accredited psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and registered member of the British Council for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I am providing in-depth long-term counselling and psychotherapy or short-term work. I work with individuals and couples dealing with relationship issues, finding meaning and direction in life, anxiety, addictions, low self-esteem, work-related issues, creativity, and sexuality.
I offer psychotherapy and EMDR to adults and young people who are looking for improving relationships with themselves and others. I use my training and experiences to work with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems, work issues, anger, low self-esteem, bereavement, work-related issues, creativity, and sexuality, manage the day to day living and range of other difficulties.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is relatively new trauma therapy. It is an extremely effective treatment for people who have had traumatic experiences. It is also helpful for a variety of emotional and behavioural problems in adults including phobias, panic attacks, anxiety, low self-esteem and addictions.
I offer therapy sessions in North London; E8 Dalston and N16 Stoke Newington Centrally located with easy access from all of central London. I offer quite and confidential space to help share your concerns. I also offer sessions on Saturday in quite comfortable rooms. I offer reduced rates for students and those in receipt of benefits.
- You may feel anxious or depressed or struggle to make sense of things.
- You may be failing at work, feeling isolated and fearful.
- A relationship may have broken down leaving you feeling out of control.
I have worked in the NHS, charity organisations and private practice and I have clinical experience with a wide range of issues including difficulties arising because of physical or emotional abuse or trauma, bereavement, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, phobias, relationship issues, difficulties with anger, problems connected to infertility, eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia and overeating), and problems relating to obsessive behaviours or thinking.
I also work with people who are suffering from work-related stress, industrial injuries, bereavement, relationship concerns and other general counselling issues.
I undertake para-legal work working with people who have suffered trauma through road traffic accidents, PTSD, generalised anxiety and pain management.
If the profile created above fits your needs, I may be able to help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am working towards my Doctorate Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy Health and Care Professional Councils (HCPC) for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am a fully accredited and experienced Existential psychotherapist (UKCP Accred.)
Also, I am a registered member of BPS (British Psychological Society)
Professional Doctorate Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy (continuing)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Levels 1 & 2
I am at the PG-Dip Level of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I hold a certificate in Integrative Counselling.
I graduated from BSc (Hons) Psychology.
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 (UKCP)
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)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Couples counselling, marriage counselling and relationship therapy.
- Anxiety disorders: Agoraphobia, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Claustrophobia, Low self-esteem, OCD, Panic Attacks, Perfectionism, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Self-criticism, Shyness, Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Disorder.
- Shame and guilt.
- Spirituality, religion, counselling and philosophy
- Addiction/Compulsion (Alcohol, Codependency, Drugs, Gambling, Love, Sex and any other compulsive behaviours).
- Working through abuse: both childhood and adult (sexual, physical, emotional and neglect)
All subsequent sessions are charged at:
£70 to £75 per 50 minutes session for individuals (depends on the time of the day)
£85 per 1-hour session for couples
EMDR sessions can be 1 hour or up to 90 minutes in length. Longer sessions are charged at a proportion of the same hourly rate.
Initial assessment fees are paid either online prior to the session or by cash at the start of the session.
I can also provide therapy via phone and Skype if required. I also offer a limited number of concessionary rates. We will usually discuss fees in the first few sessions.
Please contact me for further details if you are interested.
When I work
I am available from 9am to 10pm
I work within strict guidelines for the profession, have supervision, and undertake regular professional development. I have full professional indemnity insurance
- Individual and Couple Therapy
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
- Languages: English and Turkish
- I offer brief therapy (6-20 sessions) for clients requiring targeted support on specific issues and longer-term (6-18 months weekly sessions) psychotherapy for clients wishing to explore issues in greater depth.