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Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

About me

A qualified and experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist based in south east and east London. LGBTQ+ affirming. I’m available for both online and face to face sessions. The focus of my practice is providing safe space and consideration of you, your relationships and your experiences in order to facilitate a greater understanding and acceptance of self. 

Psychodynamic therapy places an emphasis on exploring how past and present experiences and feelings shape the unconscious mind, which in turn impacts our conscious thoughts and feelings about ourselves and the world day to day.

The therapeutic process is a courageous step towards oneself and can sometimes be challenging. My role as a therapist is to help create a space of respectful exploration, agency and mutuality where those challenges can be faced together. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked as an honorary counsellor with the Deborah Ubee Trust in Greenwich since 2019, seeing a wide range of clients both face to face and online. 

I completed an MA in Counselling at Goldsmiths University and am a registered member of the BACP, meaning that I am part of an accredited body and adhere to their ethical codes of conduct and commitments to good practice. 

I have undertaken several training courses and am committed to continuing professional development, including Walk and Talk Therapy, Sibling dynamics, working with LGBTQ+ issues, and working with neuro-divergence. 

  • L3 Counselling Studies, Lewisham and Southwark College
  • L2 Counselling Skills, Lewisham and Southwark College

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Fees

From £45.00 to £65.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£65 per session

£55 Initial assessment fee

When I work

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Some times listed are online only at present.

133 Rye Lane, London, SE15

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Michelle Gorman

Michelle Gorman