Judith Kark MBACP (Reg)
As a qualified and experienced practitioner I provide a professional, caring and non judgemental environment in which to explore the issues that have led you to counselling. Most clients choose to work with me because they want to change or feel differently about a part of themselves and or a life event.
Talking through your thoughts, feelings, emotions and behaviour can begin the process of moving on, acceptance or change.
I am quiet, calm and practical in my manner and work empathically while avoiding too much 'counselling speak'. All sessions (50 minutes) are confidential and the length of our work together is determined by you. As an integrative counsellor I offer a combination of person centred work, psycho dynamic practice and where appropriate cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I also use Mindfulness techniques.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work as a counsellor at a large South West London GP surgery (NHS) and also at City Pregnancy Counselling and Psychotherapy (CPCP) in Moorgate. My NHS clients are referred via a GP and my work covers bereavement, depression, anxiety, relationships, parenting, addiction and eating disorders. At CPCP I work with clients who self refer to the agency and who seek support for pre-natal and post natal loss, and anxiety or depression as a result of failed IVF, an unwanted pregnancy, an unplanned pregnancy, miscarriage, fertility, still-birth and abortion. These feelings and experiences may be recent or may have been bottled up for years. In 2011, I began my counselling training at the Mary Ward Centre in Central London from where I received my CPCAB Diploma and became a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Central to the learning is a capacity to sit, listen, reflect, contain, challenge and support a client through a process of change.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
An assessment to decide 'if and how' to work together
This 50 minute meeting takes place at my house in a calm and safe and confidential space. It can be used as a one off session in which to discuss and examine how counselling may work for you. At the end of the session we consider if we can work together. You are under no obligation to return if you decide at the end of our 50 minutes not to continue. The cost of this assessment session is £40.00.
Sessions 1 - 6 and ongoing counselling
If we decide during or after the assessment that there is a therapeutic benefit in us working together we will set up 6 sessions. Usually these are arranged for the same day and time for six consecutive weeks. I can be reasonably flexible about times and dates. Each session lasts 50 minutes. After that we review every six weeks if to extend our work. Fees are determined by the time slot chosen and range from £45-60 per session. Please ask for details.
My clients range in age from 18 years to 75 years and differ in social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. To each client I offer a good standard of care and professional competence and I follow an agreed code of ethics and values as set out by the BACP.
I see clients for short term therapy and for longer work where appropriate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available to see clients weekdays from 9.00 am and some evenings
Types of client