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About me

I am a highly skilled clinical lead, accredited psychotherapist and supervisor trained in a variety of psychological and counselling therapies. My work involves helping children, adolescents and young adults who are dealing with depression, schooling issues, work issues, transitions, peer relationship difficulties, communication difficulties, loneliness and isolation. I am a specialist in treating depression. I have 13 years experience in working in NHS services as well as leading a mental health service in London. I have extensive experience in the assessment and management of self harming, suicidal ideation, behavioural and mental health difficulties across the age range and level of complexity. I am particularly interested in working with clients experiencing relational difficulties, communication issues, loneliness, isolation and clients struggling to adjust to life changes. I draw on interpersonal psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy and play therapy to work holistically to deliver effective treatments for my clients. My clinical skills and empathic approach enables clients to feel at ease in discussing their concerns. I bring a warm non-judgemental attitude and an insightful mind to guide clients through the process of defining the problem, deciding how best to approach it, and agree a focus for treatment. I can work longer term, psychodynamically and also time-limited, interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) to work towards more specific therapeutic goals.

Training, qualifications & experience

I studied at Goldsmiths University where I gained MA in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. My MA dissertation was published by Goldsmiths University. I then trained at the Anna Freud centre to specialise in treating depression. My clinical experience stems from working with a diverse client group in various settings, including leading a community mental health service in Southwark.

As well as working as a private therapist, I currently lead a clinic for child, adolescent, and adult mental health service.

I am fully accredited by IPTUK and a registered member of the BACP.

Member organisations

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I trained as a supervisor at the Terapia Centre in child, adolescent and adult psychotherapy and counselling supervision.

Fees

From £70.00 to £90.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Specialist treatment for depression: £90
  • Psychodynamic counselling: £70

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

Therapy can be a powerful tool in managing your anxiety and low mood symptoms. However, it can take time to figure out what type of therapy is right for you. I offer a free consultation to see if we are the right fit for each other.

London
SE14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Families
Groups

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer one to one and group supervision

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Irene Brown-Martin

Irene Brown-Martin