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Helen Vance MA IAP, MA (Dubl) Registered: UKCP, HCPC, BACP, BAAT

London, N4 1EY Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a registered Clinical Psychotherapist, Art Therapist and Counsellor providing Therapy and Supervision in my North London practice [N4].

I have worked as a Manager Therapist with a diverse Mental Health population within a prominent outpatient organisation and have experience of working in NHS Mental Health services, as an Honorary Psychotherapist at Central and North West London Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit.

I have particular experience in working with relationship issues and depression and have worked extensively with those suffering from low self esteem, bereavement, stress, OCD, addiction, self-harm, trauma, as well as issues relating to identity and culture, personal development, intimacy, and life transitions.

I have an MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy from the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education in which I trained for four years.  I am also accredited and registered with UKCP, HCPC, BACP and BAAT as an arts therapist and psychotherapist. Through my Integrative approach I combine Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, Jung, and the Transpersonal, alongside consulting the latest developments in Neuroscience and Attachment research.  This integrative approach gives us a range of options and means that together we can find the ideal way of working that suits you.

Whatever your reason for therapy, my aim is to create a non-judgmental and therapeutic environment where you can be authentic and where challenging feelings, thoughts and experiences can be communicated, sensed and understood.​

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications:

  • MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (Merit) - London Met & IATE
  • Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Arts Psychotherapy - IATE
  • MA (Hons) Philosophy and English Literature - Trinity College, Dublin
  • MA (Hons) Acting - Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Further Trainings:

  • Literature and Mental Health - University of Warwick
  • Family Support: Child Development, Postnatal Depression, Co-dependency, Conflict - Homestart, London
  • Working with Women affected by Domestic Violence - The Women’s Trust, London
  • Fine Art in Practice - City Literary Institute, London
  • ICSK-L2 Counselling Skills - CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
  • CATT LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 2 Accelerated Trauma Treatment

My Registrations:

  • BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
  • BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists)
  • UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)

My Experience:

  • Psychotherapy Lecturer: Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education
  • Studio Manager Art Therapist: Studio Upstairs, London
  • Honorary Psychotherapist: Central and North West London NHS
  • Counsellor and Therapist: Bromley Community Counselling Service
  • Therapist Facilitator: Kids Company, London

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.

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.

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.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
  • Arts therapies
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Cost: £60 [50 minutes session]

Further information

If you are interested in working with me, I recommend sending a brief email enquiry, and I will endeavour to get in touch to answer any questions you might have. After that, booking an introductory session means that you can meet me, find out more about the way I work and decide whether my approach works for you.

Studio 1
407 B Green Lanes
London
N4 1EY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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 evening sessions as well as sessions during the day.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Supervision

​I have experience of supervising therapists within out-patient settings, as well as teaching, lecturing, mentoring and tutoring MA psychotherapy students of UKCP and HCPC registration.  I have completed a UKCP registered integrative supervision training at the Minster Centre.     .

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Helen Vance MA IAP, MA (Dubl)  Registered: UKCP, HCPC, BACP, BAAT

Helen Vance MA IAP, MA (Dubl) Registered: UKCP, HCPC, BACP, BAAT