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Judi Bauernfreund MA, UKCP, MBACP (accred.)

London, N2 9EB
07935657639 07935657639 Registered / Accredited

About me

Choosing a therapist can be daunting and confusing, so here I seek to explain a little of what I do and demystify some of the questions you may have about seeking counselling or therapy.

Why would you come to see me?

If you are looking to talk to someone who can be alongside you whilst you navigate the difficulties that have brought you to seek counselling. This may be a specific problem or a current crisis or perhaps a vaguer sense that something doesn't feel quite right for you; whatever the reason we will focus on your particular circumstances and experiences. Sometimes life doesn't work out the way we've expected or wanted and having a confidential space to talk about that can be helpful. You may have fears, worries or anxieties about aspects of your life that are making you feel low or depressed; therapy can be a place to explore this. It's an opportunity to engage in discussion of what's possible and often to acknowledge what isn't; seeing life through a different lens can at times be challenging but hopefully rewarding.

My Approach:

It is a collaborative approach. We will engage in dialogue, much like a conversation; one that focuses on you yet always with the underlying and ever-present question of 'what's it all about'? As humans we all yearn for a sense of purpose, for meaning that makes living more worthwhile. This is something different and unique for each of us; we will venture together to further your self-understanding of what makes you, you and how to enhance your day to day, moment to moment existence.

What is the commitment?

It can be hard to talk openly and freely to others in our lives and talking to an independent person at a specific time on a regular basis can help to unburden yourself. Usually this will mean coming to a fifty minute session at the same time and place on a weekly basis. You may have many other questions about the counselling/therapy process and I am happy to talk to you by phone if you are unsure whether to proceed. If and when you feel ready, we will have an initial session where we can discuss any queries or concerns you have before deciding whether we will continue to meet and if that will be on either a fixed term or on-going basis.

Training, qualifications & experience

What qualifies me to be a therapist?

I spent six years training to become a fully qualified, accredited psychotherapist. I completed a Foundation Course followed by an MA/PgDip in Integrative Psychotherapy (this means I have studied various approaches to therapy), this was followed by an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy (an approach to therapy that has its foundations in philosophies that seek to ponder the questions of our existence). I continue to regularly attend counselling conferences and workshops.

In addition to my private practice I have extensive experience working in a variety of settings including the NHS, the charity sector, the Jewish community, with patients and their families impacted by cancer and in the field of further education.

I am happy to work with you on either a short, fixed term basis or an on-going basis depending on your circumstances.

Accreditation:

I am a member of the UKCP and an accredited member of the BACP-which means I have been through a rigorous accreditation process and abide by their Ethical Frameworks.

I am a member of the Society of Existential Analysis.

I am a member of the British Emotionally Focused Therapy Centre

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Intergenerational trauma

Fees

Fee from £65. Please contact me for further details.

104 High Road
East Finchley
London
N2 9EB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I offer daytime appointments

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Judi Bauernfreund  MA, UKCP, MBACP (accred.)

Judi Bauernfreund MA, UKCP, MBACP (accred.)