Irit Garty, BACP registered Integrative Counsellor
15-23 St. Pancras Way
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
With experience counselling people from all walks of life, I offer face to face and Skype sessions to individuals and couples.
I provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. My approach embraces diversity and encourages you to make life choices true to yourself. I am an integrative counsellor which means my practice is informed by different therapeutic models, allowing me to offer each client an approach that is beneficial for them. I am informed primarily by attachment theory, psychodynamic and person-centred models. I believe in counsellor-client collaboration so that we set the pace, the focus and the length of our work together.
I see clients from different backgrounds, abilities, ages, religions and sexual orientation. Clients I have worked with have experienced:
- Childhood trauma and abuse
- Loss and grief
- Sexual abuse
- Relationship conflict
- Family conflict
- People questioning their sexuality and gender identity
- Political and religious oppression
- Migration and resettlement
- Torture and trauma
I have specific training in sexual and gender diversity with years of experience in an LGBTQ affirmative organisation.
Other specialist areas include experience working with people who have learning disabilities or are on the autistic spectrum. I also have knowledge and experience of the Jewish Orthodox community and working with religious people in a framework that is respectful to their faith.
How to get started:
Making the first step to engaging with counselling can be difficult, you might not know if counselling is the right thing for you. My first session is an assessment which would allow us to get to know each other and decide if working together would be helpful for you.
- You can get in touch via the phone number or email provided above.
- We will arrange an initial session, where we will discuss what has brought you to counselling and what you are hoping to achieve.
- By the end of the first session, we can talk about whether you are happy to continue and will set up the second session and agree on a regular time and date for future meetings, as well as the frequency of the sessions.
I provide counselling in English and Hebrew languages.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a counsellor at Birkbeck College and at the Mary Ward Centre.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I have 20 years of experience of working with carers and their siblings. I have had specific training in intellectual disabilities, autism and facilitating counselling for people who experience communication difficulties or are neurodivergent.
I am experienced in working with sexual and gender diversity following training and years of experience in an LGBTQIA organisation.
I am trained in couples counselling and have worked with different couples face to face and in skype where child-care responsibilities prevented couples from accessing face to face counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
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I charge £60 for individual counselling and £90 for couples counselling per 50-minute session.
I am able to offer some concession rates for people on low income.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||English and Hebrew|
Wednesdays and Mondays evenings, Friday afternoons.
Types of client