Mandy Wax MA, UKCP accredited
PLEASE NOTE, in line with best practice, during the Corona Virus/COVID-19 crisis, I will be working with clients via Zoom or on the telephone only. Please get in touch for more details.
Individual and Couples Therapy
In times of crisis or distress, psychotherapy can feel like a much needed pause in a difficult world. It provides an opportunity to grow, develop and heal. I offer a secure, non judgemental space that enables reflection, thinking and questioning for both individuals and couples.
The therapeutic process can open up ways to understand yourself better and work through the issues you are facing. If you are struggling to manage anxiety or a relationship you may find speaking to a therapist really helpful. Many people seek therapy because they would like to think about their lives generally as well as those who are working through specific problems or difficulties.
YOUR NEXT STEP
I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation that you can schedule before booking an appointment. You can book this online on my website.
If you prefer you can contact me by telephone or email - 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 psychotherapy. There is no obligation to return after these first sessions.
If we do want to work together, subsequent sessions are 50 minutes long (60 minutes for couples therapy) and take place at the same regular time, agreed by us.
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 branch of MIND. I have a background in education and therefore also have experience working with adolescents and young adults.
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
I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation that you can schedule before booking an appointment.
Initial appointment and ongoing therapy is charged at £50 for individuals and £70 for couples.
I have a few low-cost places for people on very low incomes.