Jan May - Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist UKCP reg.
Sometimes we all need support and speaking to a trained professional within a non-judgmental and confidential setting can help. If you've come this far you may be considering psychotherapy but wondering where to begin - it can be challenging to find the right person. To help, here is a summary what I can offer you.
I welcome those who want to work through a specific problem as well as those who seek longer-term therapy. You'll have the opportunity to discuss which option is best for you when you come for your initial consultation.
I have over 16 years’ experience of working with individuals and families on a professional basis, both in the voluntary, public and private sector. I am experienced working in NHS clinical settings as well as in private practice.
I am interested in working with people from different ethnic and cultural heritages.
Initially, I offer a first meeting which provides a space for you to talk about what brings you to consider psychotherapy and for you to ask any questions you might have about how I work.
Psychotherapy provides the opportunity to find fresh perspective by seeking to understand the underlying dynamics that underpin problems, including but not exclusively: depression, anxiety, life changes, crisis, grief and loss, lack of meaning in life, shame, work and relationship issues. Ultimately, psychotherapy provides a space where transformation can occur.
I offer short and long-term therapy based in Archway, N19 and in London Bridge, SE1. Both have excellent transport links.
Please get in touch if you have any questions. I would be happy to have a preliminary conversation with you then take it from there.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional Member of the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (AGIP).
Member of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (CPJA).
Member of the College of Psychoanalysts - CP-UK
2011 – 2014: Honorary Psychotherapist at City and Hackney Mental Health Service, Bart’s and the Homerton Hospitals - Adult Specialist Psychotherapy Service.
2009 – 2010: Appointed Honorary Clinician and Psychotherapist at St Pancras Hospital, Camden and Islington Mental Health Trust
2005 – 2008: Studied at postgraduate level in both Counselling and Jungian Psychology at Birkbeck University of London.
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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Family and Workplace Mediation. I offer both intergenerational and workplace conflict resolution services for individuals, groups and organisations.
Please get in touch to find out more.
£60.00 - £100.00 per session
Reduced fee sessions - I will try to offer daytime sessions at a reduced fee for those in receipt of welfare benefits and for full-time students with no additional sources of income. This will depend on availability and space.
During these challenging times and because many of us are social distancing / self-isolating, I am able to offer online and telephone therapy sessions. Please get in touch.
I have over fifteen years experience supporting individuals and families in the voluntary, private and public sectors. Before entering into private practice I worked in in the voluntary sector assisting young people threatened with homelessness and in crisis. Latterly, I supported children/young adults and their families/guardians/carers by providing mediation to help them resolve relationship issues.
I have delivered conflict resolution and homeless prevention initiatives in schools, youth centres and in prisons.
I am ACAS trained as a workplace mediator for all sectors.