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About me

In a completely confidential, open and non-judgemental environment I aim to help you explore whatever is on your mind at a pace that feels right for you.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is an in-depth way of looking at your problems. It can be short term or open-ended. At each step we work together to explore alternative ways to move forward in your life. To achieve this we also look back, uncovering any repetitive patterns of behaviour and understanding how they are contributing to what you feel is going wrong.

Psychotherapy can help with all kinds of problems from difficulties with relationships, a frustrated career, anxiety and depression, or simply feeling misunderstood and confused about who you are and what you want.

My therapy practise begins with a no obligation first meeting either in person or by zoom where we explore what brings you to therapy now, your hopes for the future, and get to know each other a little and see how we work together.

We can then decide to have a second exploratory meeting or make the decision to begin therapy and agree a regular day and time to meet each week.

Going forward sessions usually take place once or twice weekly and always last 50 minutes.

Taking that first step and beginning the journey takes courage.

That’s why it’s so important you feel comfortable and safe with your therapist.

Over a number of years, I have helped people of all ages and from all walks of life. This experience was gained providing psychotherapy in WPF Therapy’s busy London Bridge Clinic and within community mental health services in West London. My former career at a senior level in editing and publishing gave me first-hand experience of the pressures and stress of modern-day London living.

All of this means I can approach your problems and feelings, whatever they may be, with a mature, understanding and open mind.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the West London Pastoral Foundation (https://wpf.org.uk) and hold a post graduate qualification in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the University of Roehampton.

MBACP, UKCP and FPC registered, I always adhere to professional standards and abide by their codes of practice, ethics and confidentiality.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fees

£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees: From £80 per session. If you would like to get in touch you can telephone or email me on the details above. I respond to enquiries promptly and within 24 hours.

Availability

Available early mornings, daytime and evenings Monday to Thursday.

Further information

The therapy takes place in a calm, tranquil and spacious setting.

My therapy room is located on the border of W4 and W6 - within the Hogarth Club. There is a receptionist, waiting areas including indoor/outdoor cafe, toilet facilities and excellent transport links (Stamford Brook Underground station on the District line is 4-5 minutes walk and bus stops for Hammersmith, Shepherd's Bush, Richmond and Barnes are one minute walk). Parking is available on site at £3 per hour or there is alternative parking on adjacent streets. The therapy room is located on the first floor involving a short flight of stairs with handrail.

Covid safety measures

Safety measures are in place. Due to ongoing safety concerns during the pandemic sessions can also take place remotely via Zoom, Skype or telephone.

Hogarth Health Club
Airedale Avenue
London
W4 2NW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Jo Mallabar PGDip, MBACP & UKCP

Jo Mallabar PGDip, MBACP & UKCP