Katharine Wray BA Hons PGDip Psych UKCP BACP
How could counselling and psychotherapy help you?
Therapy offers a safe, confidential, empathetic and non judgemental space in which to explore difficult, painful and/or confusing feelings. This is where you will be listened to, helped to untangle your feelings, encouraged and enabled to understand them at a deeper level. Psychodynamic psychotherapy recognises that your present day problems or distress may have originated in early life experiences and the aim is for you to gain more insight and greater self awareness.
You might be seeking therapy or counselling because life has begun to feel challenging, or overwhelming or even unmanageable. Anxiety or stress can make everyday events feel exhausting or harder to achieve. Sometimes we recognise these feelings and know where they come from, but at times you might not comprehend them and they take you by surprise.
I keep in mind that each person has their own unique set of experiences and that deciding to seek help can be either daunting or relieving, or a bit of both. We inevitably tend to be reticent about subjecting our feelings to someone else's scrutiny for fear of what the process might reveal.
The relationship between therapist and client plays a vital role in any successful therapeutic work. Establishing a rapport allows the relationship to be productive for you and help improve your emotional well being and lends itself well to developing other meaningful relationships.
Some reasons why you might be considering therapy or counselling
- Difficulties managing stress or anxiety
- Depression or unhappiness
- Anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder
- Relationship issues, family issues, divorce, separation
- Work related stress
- Lacking in confidence and/or self esteem
- Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder
- Coming to terms with loss or bereavement
- Trauma, abuse and childhood neglect
- Trouble with making or sustaining meaningful relationship
- Difficulties managing anger
- Problems relating to sexuality or gender
- Unresolved issues from the past
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic psychotherapy from WPF Therapy : one of the leading academic and clinical institutions for psychotherapy in the UK.
- Professional member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Professional member of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
- Professional member of The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC)
- I have several years experience of psychotherapy and counselling in private practise and in a training organisation.
- I currently work for a charity organisation which supports victims of domestic abuse.
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.
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.
British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Initial consultations - This is a chance for us to meet and consider working together and whether psychotherapy feels like the right route for you. This session lasts up to 90 minutes and costs £75.00
- Ongoing therapy - Should you decide on psychotherapy, sessions are weekly (or twice weekly) at the same time each week and last 50 minutes.
- Ongoing fees - are dependent on location and are between £60-£95 (London) £45-£70 (Surrey). This can be discussed in our initial consultation.
I offer a limited number of concessionary rates for students or those on a low income.
I work both in London and Surrey.
My practice in Surrey is in Reigate:
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