Justine McCarthy UKCP Psychotherapist, MA, PhD
I am an experienced UKCP registered psychotherapist working with adults and young people. I offer psychotherapy and counselling, working integratively and psychodynamically. I usually work long-term but am also happy to offer short-term work. I have worked in private practice for over 17 years, and also have much experience working to time-limited contracts.
I hope to enable you to explore and expand an understanding of your self and your relationships, working with you towards building inner confidence, and lessening anxiety.
I have particular experience of working with people who have experienced stress, relationship difficulties, family issues, low self-esteem, depression, domestic violence, childhood abuse, anxiety including panic attacks, bereavement. I am a member of charity offering psychotherapy and counselling, including reduced fees, in the Bristol area.
In addition to my private psychotherapy and counselling practice for adults I have worked as a Relate Mid-Wiltshire as a Children and Young People's Counsellor for five years: I work with primary-age children in schools, and young people of secondary school age, including providing counselling for 12-18 year old's as part of a Primary CAMHS service.
I am a trainer at Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling, teaching on an Integrative Counselling Diploma. I have worked in many agency settings including as a Student Counsellor (London Metropolitan University), Staff Counsellor (Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre), and a Counsellor for Women's Aid, and Women & Health (London).
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and qualifications
MA Integrative Psychotherapy (Minster Centre, London)
Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Counselling (Minster Centre, London)
Post Graduate Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling in Schools (Wessex Counselling, Frome)
PhD English Literature 'Edges of the Mind' (Queen Mary and Westfield, University of London)
I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapist, and a registered member of BACP (MBACP)
I have full professional indemnity insurance.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My current fee is £45 and sessions are for 50 mins on a weekly basis.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client