Mandy Wax MA, UKCP accredited
07704 916 327
Somewhere safe to speak in confidence
Psychotherapy can feel like a much needed pause in a difficult world and provides an opportunity to grow, develop and heal. I offer a secure, non judgemental space that enables reflection, thinking and questioning.
The therapeutic process can open up ways to understand yourself better and work through the issues you are struggling with. If you are struggling to manage anxiety (sometimes known as generalised anxiety disorder) you may find speaking to a therapist really helpful. Similarly you may need to discuss relationship issues or family issues and I often work with couples.
You can contact me by telephone or email and after a brief discussion we can make an initial appointment. It isn't always easy to walk through the door and start therapy and I recognise the anxieties that may be stirred up for you in making this first move. The purpose of the first (usually two) sessions is to see if we are a good 'match' and to help you decide if you would like to work with me. You may say as much as you are able to in these sessions and I will offer some responses. I will give you an idea about what is entailed in counselling and psychotherapy. There is no obligation to return after these first sessions.
If we do want to work together, subsequent sessions are 50 minutes long and take place at the same regular time, agreed by us. Most people come once a week but in times of crisis twice a week is not unusual. It is important to commit to attending your sessions in order to gain regular support and continuity.
You may like to start with short-term therapy (12 sessions) or opt for long-term therapy (open ended). If you find the short-term therapy beneficial, you can extend into long-term. The choice is absolutely yours. I am able to offer concessions on a sliding scale for people on very low incomes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis which qualified me to be registered as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. This was an intensive training which involved my own analysis and supervision.
In addition to my private practice I have a number of years experience working at a London NHS Trust and also at a North London Counselling Service. I have a background in education and therefore also have experience working with adolescents and young adults.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Initial appointment and ongoing therapy is charged at £50.
I have a few low-cost places for people on very low incomes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening appointments available
Types of client