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Harriet Drake MSc COSRT (accred) UKCP (Reframe Counselling)

London SE10 & E14
07762 371 674 07762 371 674 Registered / Accredited
London SE10 & E14

About me

I am a highly qualified relationship counsellor and psychosexual therapist and supervisor with over 15 years’ experience of providing individual and couple therapy with clients wishing to develop, maintain, repair or perhaps end their intimate relationships.This includes same sex relationships and clients from a range of cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds. I work as an integrative therapist based on psychotherapy drawing on CBT techniques when appropriate and have a practice in Greenwich and Canary Wharf.

I'll offer you  an initial session lasting 50 minutes, during which I will discuss with you the exact nature of the problems you’re having and when things started to get difficult. I’ll ask you about your current family circumstances, early experiences and family history, in order to understand you better. At the end of the first session we’ll have made a start in trying to understand patterns that you may be stuck in and how therapy might help you.

Follow-up sessions are usually scheduled weekly at the same time and are also of 50 minutes duration. I offer time-limited and open –ended therapy depending on your specific needs. Treatment can vary from 6 sessions to a year or longer. Sometimes a short-term piece of work over a few sessions can be used as an introduction to something longer.

All my work is confidential, subject to the limitations on confidentiality imposed by law and by what professional bodies recognise as best practice. My aim is to ensure my work with you is safe, effective and professional. I therefore receive regular supervision from a senior fellow professional. Client confidentiality is maintained by strict use of anonymity in supervision.

My particular areas of interest include:

  • Depression (a frequent factor in relationship problems)

  • Anxiety issues (including panic attacks and other anxiety-related issues).
  • Stress management.
  • Difficulties in communication.
  • Affairs and the impact on relationships.
  • Anger/conflict management.
  • Separation and divorce.
  • Parenting (including step-parenting)
  • Loss of sexual desire.
  • Breakdown of sexual relationship.
  • Erectile problems and painful sex.

Training, qualifications & experience

I worked as a health psychologist at Guy’s hospital before training at The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships in individual and couple psychodynamic therapy. I have an MSc in psychosexual therapy and a diploma in supervision from the Society of Analytical Psychology. I work at TCCR as a psychosexual supervisor and as a supervisor and trainer on their Couple Therapy for Depression Training programme for therapists working in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services in the NHS. I supervise practitioners, supervisors, and trainers in this particular model.

My publications include co-authorship of the book “Couple Therapy for Depression: a clinician’s guide to integrative practice” Hewison, Clulow and Drake (2014) OUP.

Reviews

The book is a stimulating read, and an excellent step by step primer on depression and its treatment for trainee therapists and even for people seeking therapy. It also provides a useful and informative update for more experienced clinicians. The way therapist’s essential competences were decided and the training developed is fascinating and would be useful to other psychological therapy organisations whose work has not yet been widely adopted. I particularly like the use of case examples and of reflective practice questions at the end of each chapter. (Professor the Baroness Shiela Hollins,Past President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, past Chair of the Division of Mental Health, and current patron of the British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors)

This is an important book that will become a core text for all therapists who work with couples. By bringing together both a review of the research on couple therapy and a framework for clinical practice, the book will give therapists the skills and knowledge to work confidently and effectively with couples who are troubled by depression. (Nick Turner Former Director of the Relate Institute and Head of Clinical Services at Relate)

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.

COSRT

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.

All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.

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

British Association for Counselling & 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.

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

couple therapy for depression

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy

Fees

Fees range from £90 to £125 depending on location, duration and type of work agreed upon (individual, couple or psychosexual)

London
SE10

Canary Wharf
1 Canada Square
London
E14 5AB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I offer some evening and weekend sessions as well as day time appointments

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Supervision

I offer psychosexual and individual  and couple supervision.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Harriet Drake MSc COSRT (accred) UKCP  (Reframe Counselling)

Harriet Drake MSc COSRT (accred) UKCP (Reframe Counselling)