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About me

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

UKCP

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.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

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)

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Additional information

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.

Availability

I am available from 9am to 10pm

Further information

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.

83 Kingsland High St, Second Floor
Hackney
Dalston
Hackney
E8 2PB

North London
Stoke Newington
N16 0DP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Languages offered

Turkish

G. Olga Soy Psychotherapist & EMDR&Mindfulness Therapist, UKCP Accredited, MBACP

G. Olga Soy Psychotherapist & EMDR&Mindfulness Therapist, UKCP Accredited, MBACP