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Paul Mollitt MSc Dip MBACP (Accred.) BPC

London, N5
07733 265903 07733 265903 Registered / Accredited

About me

The Process:

After making contact with me via email or phone we will have a brief telephone consultation to discuss your needs and to arrange a more in depth face to face meeting. This assessment meeting will take approximately 1 hour and it will give me a chance to get to know you a little bit and understand why you have come for help. It will also be a chance for you to ask any questions you may have and for me to address any of your concerns.

Of course you don't have to commit to one option from the start but it is good to have an idea as to how you would like to work and this is something that can be explored in the assessment. Often short treatments can lead to longer term work just as longer work can be shortened as needed.

Assessments

We know that finding the right help for yourself can be a confusing and frustrating experience. If you are unsure what you are looking for, we are able to offer a one-off assessment session to help guide you to find the right help. This could include short or long term therapy, a psychiatric referral, group therapy or a recommendation for medication to be discussed with your GP. Having working in the NHS we are skilled in diagnostic assessment and knowledgable about private, third sector and NHS services that might be of help to you.


Short Term Counselling (4-10 Sessions)

A short term treatment of counselling to address recent difficulties such as a bereavement, difficulties at work or in a relationship. This is often a good choice when you feel you simply need someone to talk to during a particularly difficult time in your life.

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (16 Sessions)

This NHS evidence-based focused treatment for depression and anxiety seeks to highlight unhelpful patterns in relationships (romantic, friends, family and at work) and sets goals to change them.

Psychotherapy (16 Sessions +)

For longer term work for more entrenched issues, longer term psychotherapy could be an important investment. This option is helpful for those with longstanding issues, often since childhood. It is also good for those who have lost their purpose in life and want to find a deeper meaning.

How I Work

I work using a variety of therapeutic approaches. I am psychodynamically trained and this is my theoretical foundation and principal way of working. However we know that no one approach works for everyone and we also use elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Humanistic approaches.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a therapeutic process which helps patients understand and resolve their problems by increasing awareness of their inner world and its influence over relationships both past and present. It differs from most other therapies in aiming for deep seated change in personality and emotional development.

Its aim is to help people with serious psychological disorders to understand and change complex, deep-seated and often unconsciously based emotional and relationship problems thereby reducing symptoms and alleviating distress. However, it is not limited only to those with mental health problems. Many people who experience a loss of meaning in their lives or who are seeking a greater sense of fulfilment may be helped by psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Sometimes people seek help for specific reasons such as eating disorders, psycho-somatic conditions, obsessional behaviour, or phobic anxieties. At other times help is sought because of more general underlying feelings of depression or anxiety, difficulties in concentrating, dissatisfaction in work or inability to form satisfactory relationships. Psychodynamic psychotherapy can contribute significantly to patient's mental and physical health, to their sense of well-being and to their ability to manage their lives more effectively.

The relationship with the therapist is a crucial element in the therapy. The therapist offers a confidential and private setting which facilitates a process where unconscious patterns of one's inner world become reflected in the relationship with the therapist. This process helps to gradually identify these patterns and, in becoming conscious of them, to develop the capacity to understand and change them

Training, qualifications & experience

My clinical training was at Birkbeck College, University of London where I obtained an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am a full registrant of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) adhering to their code of ethics. I am also an accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) practitioner, trained at the Anna Freud Centre and Tavistock and Portman Clinic where I have also undertaken a training in Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) for application with those with Borderline Personality Disorder. I also have a training in supervision from the British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF). More recently, I began a training in Group Analysis at the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) graduating in 2018 with a Diploma in Group Work Practice as an Associate member of the IGA.

My first role in the NHS was as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist for the West End Community Mental Health Team, working long term with complex patients in secondary care. I worked as a student counsellor at both London Metropolitan University and University College London in individual and group work. I spent several years in NHS IAPT services as a Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist for South West London and St Georges' Mental Health Trust, the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Compass Wellbeing CIC, an NHS Funded social enterprise offering mental health services to the population of Tower Hamlets, where I ran therapy groups and one-to-one sessions. In 2017 I took a position at Birkbeck College, University of London as a Widening Participation Student Counsellor where I ran a project researching the barriers to counselling faced by men, refugees and care leavers. In 2018 I returned to the NHS to take up a secondary care post, this time in East London NHS Foundation Trust, working as a group and individual psychotherapist in the borough of Newham.

I have maintained a private practice since 2013.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Psychoanalytic Council

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Are you struggling emotionally and feel you need to talk to someone?
  • Perhaps you need somewhere to reflect away from your busy life?
  • Do you keep repeating the same unhealthy patterns in relationships or at work?
  • Or perhaps you have longstanding mental health concerns?

Whatever issues or emotional problems you are struggling with, we can help.

Come and see one of our highly-trained and experienced therapists to talk in confidence.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

A brief initial telephone consultation is free of charge.                    

Please contact me to discuss my rates. I charge on a sliding scale depending on your circumstance and the treatment you choose.

I accept all the major insurance providers:

  • Cigna
  • Bupa UK
  • Bupa International
  • Aviva
  • Vitality Health
  • WPA
  • Allianz
  • Simply Health


Further information

anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, bipolar disorder/manic depression, panic disorder, phobias, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), postnatal depression, relationship issues, addiction, abuse, family issues, anger management, bereavement, affairs and betrayals, separation and divorce, emotional abuse, child related issues, attachment disorder, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, eating disorders, asperges's syndrome, low self-confidence, binge-eating disorder, drug abuse, sex addiction, obsessive compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, internet addiction, bulimia nervosa, physical abuse, career, gender dysphoria, add, chronic fatigue syndrome, infertility, bullying, domestic violence, cancer, personality disorders, disabilities, learning difficulties, miscarriage, hiv/aids, sex problems, stress, borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd), narcissistic personality disorder, trauma, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, work related stress, sexuality, passive aggressive behaviour, spirituality, pregnancy and birth, redundancy

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Contact for availability

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

Supervision

I offer supervision in psychodynamic and relational models of therapy from trainees to more experienced practitioners.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Paul Mollitt MSc Dip MBACP (Accred.) BPC

Paul Mollitt MSc Dip MBACP (Accred.) BPC