Ilja Gregory MA (Cantab), PgDip (Psych.), MBACP, FPC Reg
I am an experienced, fully-accredited psychotherapist, passionate about supporting my clients in improving their psychological well-being.
I see therapy as a conversation about living, a way of deepening our inner resources, opening up possibilities and, ultimately, becoming more authentically ourselves, leading to a more fulfilling and creative life.
I practice psychodynamic psychotherapy, which is an in-depth approach, aimed at understanding our inner lives. I am interested in how behavioural and emotional patterns that developed early in life can affect our present; perhaps leading to unhelpful ways of relating towards ourselves and others. Gaining insight into such self-limiting patterns can open up new ways of thinking, and bring about change and personal growth.
I have experience in helping my clients deal with a wide range of psychological and life issues, including:
Stress and anxiety
Depression and depressive tendencies
Issues around identity and sexuality
Dilemmas around parenthood
Difficulties in the workplace
Difficulties in forming and maintaining personal relationships
Lacking a sense of purpose in life
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with extensive training and many years experience of working one-to-one in a therapeutic setting.
I have undertaken post-graduate training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with WPF / Roehampton University which are amongst the leading counselling and psychotherapy organisations in the UK with a reputation for both clinical and academic excellence.
My work is regularly supervised by a senior UKCP accredited practitioner.
I am registered with the following professional bodies and abide by their ethical code of conduct.
FPC (Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling)
BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
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.
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
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
I offer 50 minute weekly sessions on a short-term of open-ended basis. I charge £85 per appointment.
I usually suggest an initial session to give me a sense of why you are seeking therapy and how you and I might work together.
I am an approved practitioner for AXA PPP private health insurance.
To set up an initial consultation or to discuss any questions or concerns you may have, please contact me by telephone on 07484 151109 or by via email (see link above) and I will get back to you promptly. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence.
I am based close to Chancery Lane (WC1), in the Holborn area, Central London.
My practice is a one-minute walk from Chancery Lane tube station. The following stations are a 5-10 minute walk away:
Farringdon and City Thameslink