Miriam McDermott MBACP (Reg), UKCP (Accred)
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist accredited with UKCP. Due to the Coronavirus all my appointments with clients are being conducted by telephone or online. I offer sessions to adult clients, on an individual basis. Presenting difficulties for clients include: low self-confidence, feelings of loss, anxiety and depression. The current situation regarding Covid-19 brings specific concerns and difficult life experience which can feel overwhelming at times. To have the possibility of space to call your own, in which to talk things through can feel life-affirming.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced and professionally qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I completed an in-depth training as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist at WPF Therapy in London. The award of Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies, is validated by Roehampton University.
My accreditation is with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am a professional member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC) and abide by the codes of ethics of these organisations. I am a member of the Irish Forum for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IFCP).
I have regular clinical supervision of my work. I am committed to deepening my practice through ongoing engagement in further learning, both professionally and personally.
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.
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
A sense of a lack of fulfillment and a desire to have a more sustained sense of meaning and purpose, especially during and beyond mid-life.
My fees are based on individual income.
If you would like to enquire about therapy sessions, I suggest that you email me to indicate this. Please be aware that email is limited in terms of confidentiality and the purpose of your email would be to arrange a time for a brief telephone conversation. Following this and if therapy sessions are an appropriate way forward for you we could then arrange a first appointment.
The fee for sessions, once agreed between us, will be via bank transfer.