Has life become difficult or unmanageable? Do you feel lost, hopeless or alone in your struggles? Perhaps you are having problems maintaining or forming new relationships?
We all have times when the challenges of life leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious or unable to move forward. Psychotherapy and counselling can help make sense of these difficult times by encouraging a deep exploration of thoughts and feelings in a safe and supportive environment. With greater insight into your problems and what the driving force behind them might be, an opportunity can arise to break free from negative thoughts and behavioural patterns and continue on with a sense of empowerment and fulfilment.
What to expect
My name is Lillah and I am a MBACP registered Psychodynamic Therapist with a private practice in Barnet, North London. Central to my work is providing a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space from which to explore whatever it may be that is troubling you. I work collaboratively, supportively, and at a pace which feels comfortable to you.
Using the Psychodynamic method, which is a form of in-depth therapy, together we will explore your feelings surrounding your difficulties. Step by step we will attempt to uncover what might be holding you back, paying particular attention to past experiences and how they might be contributing to current problems and effecting you in the present. Greater understanding and insight into your difficulties can provide relief and a new way to think about yourself, relationships and the world around you. This kind of new thinking will enable you to make positive changes and choices.
What I offer
I have experience in working effectively with people with many different issues, including low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, bereavement, family conflict, relationship difficulties, anger issues, past trauma and coping with change.
I offer both open ended Psychotherapy and short-term Counselling. This is dependent on your individual situation, difficulties and what you would like to achieve.
Short term counselling is a set number of sessions, such as 6, 8 or 12. This kind of work is best suited to those who would like to address a specific concern that we will focus on with an end point in view.
Longer term Psychotherapy is generally 6 months and onwards. Long term or open-ended work is more appropriate if your issues are more complex or have been present for a number of years.
We would begin with a free 15min telephone consultation, in which you can ask me any questions you might have, and decide if you would like to meet for an initial session. During this first session we can explore what is troubling you, what you hope to achieve and how we might work together.
Sessions are on a once weekly basis and are for 50 minutes.
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, sessions will be held online via Skype or Zoom, or by telephone.
When these restrictions are lifted, I will resume face to face sessions, as well as continuing online and telephone sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP accredited)
Fully qualified Psychodynamic therapist and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
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.
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Free 15 minute telephone consultation.
Concessions and sliding scale is available.
I offer both weekend and evening sessions.