Olivia Kay PG Dip Psychotherapy, MBACP, UKCP
People can feel depressed, anxious, hopeless, sad, or frustrated at some stage in their lives. Sometimes this can feel endless and result in feeling alone and stuck. It can be related to a particular life event, other times it can seem to come from nowhere.
I am a qualified and experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor with a practice in Islington. I provide a safe, supportive and confidential space to talk about your thoughts and feelings. Together, we may discover an understanding of why you may be repeating negative patterns, or experiencing difficulty in relationships with family, friends and at work. This can lead to a new self-awareness, resulting in positive changes in your life.
My approach is collaborative. Rather than giving advice, I aim to foster a working relationship in which my client feels heard and understood, and gradually empowered to take more charge of aspects of their life which may have felt out of their control. Each therapy is unique to the individual, and experience shows me that talking together through past and present events can bring about self awareness, meaningful change and the capacity for better relationships both personally and professionally.
I offer once and twice a week individual long-term in-depth work. Ongoing therapy sessions are 50 minutes long at the same time each week.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working in private practice, for the NHS, and for clinical and charitable organisations since 1998, with people with a range of different issues, affecting their ability to live their lives to the full. I currently work in private practice and as an honorary psychotherapist at WPF Therapy.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC). I abide by their code of ethics.
I trained at WPF Therapy where I obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice validated by Roehampton University.
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
The charge for the initial consultation is £80.00.
Ongoing fees are £80 per session. Some reduced fee sessions are available for students or those on a lower income.
The best way to get started is to email or call me and we can make an appointment for an initial consultation to consider your needs. Initial consultations offer 50 minutes to explore what brings you to therapy and space to think together about the way forward. If it seems necessary this will take place over two appointments.
My consulting room is in Islington N1, within walking distance of Angel Tube station (northern line) and Essex Road Overground station as well as several bus routes.
There is pay and display parking outside my consulting room. You can park for free before 8:30am and after 6:30pm.