Lenka Hamerska MSc, Accredited, MUKCP
How do I work?
I believe that through exploring and clarification of specific personal situations, feelings or emotions, we can gain a better understanding of ourselves and our own needs. As awareness increases, we can open up to the possibility of experiencing and feeling compassion for the aspects of ourselves we find hardest to accept and ultimately aid in healing. As we befriend more of ourselves, we are likely to live our lives with more purpose, meaning and joy.
I hope, with my experience and awareness, I can help and support you too with your own unique journey.
I provide both long and short term counselling sessions for individuals that suits your individual needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Master's degree in Gestalt Psychotherapy (UKCP validated) along with a Clinical Diploma from The Metanoia Institute, London. I abide by the code of ethics of The Metanoia Institute and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) which I am a member of.
I have been practising as a psychotherapist for 5 years in various settings as well as privately.
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.
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
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
Individual sessions last for 50 minutes and are charged at a rate of £50.
I offer an initial assessment session for a reduced fee of £35.
A reduced rate applies for students, the unwaged and trainee psychotherapists.