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Hello,

I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and have extensive experience. I offer help to couples and individuals with relationship and other issues. I appreciate that some clients want short term solution focussed approaches to their difficulties while others want to reflect at a deeper level and are looking for longer term therapy.

The impact of trust issues, communication difficulties, sexual concerns, decision making and PTSD can understandably be difficult to deal with and can provoke stress, anxiety or depression. Sometimes people can’t identify the root of their concerns but struggle with their feelings.  As an accredited ‘integrative’ therapist I offer a range of approaches including psychodynamic, CBT, and other ‘Humanistic’ modalities, but importantly, I respond to the unique circumstances of each individual.  I also offer trauma therapy approaches, some of which require minimal disclosure of the triggering event.

Over the years I have gathered very ‘real world’ experience having worked in the UK and abroad in corporate, government, university and NHS hospital environments in addition to counselling agencies and in my private practice.  I frequently help people deal with workplace dilemmas.

On a practical level, there is free parking at my private practice address, although many people prefer Zoom sessions, and I am registered with several health insurance providers so you may be able to obtain financial help with your therapy charges.

Training, qualifications & experience

Doctorate in Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute, London

M.A. Regent’s University, London

Diplomas in Couple Counselling: Eating Disorders: Hypnotherapy: Neuro Linguistic Programming.

Accredited member of United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). UKCP approved supervisor to support the work of other therapists.

Membership of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

I worked for London Marriage Guidance Council (now Tavistock Relationships) for 3 years.

Private Relate Licensed counsellor for 9 years.

I worked for the Hong Kong Marriage & Personal Counselling Service (now Re Source) for 3 years.

Membership of the International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy (IART)

Membership of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD).

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.

UKCP

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

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.

UK Council for 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am experienced at working with people who recognise they have high functioning autistic traits, previously referred to as Asperger Syndrome.  Boarding school syndrome is an area which is increasingly common to address.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Clients may choose to have a free brief introductory 'phone call.   As flexible length sessions are offered fees vary.  Concessions are available for people with severe financial difficulties.

Availability

Daytime and evening sessions offered.

Further information

I appreciate that many people have challenging schedules so I offer flexible session lengths, for example 'double' sessions when regularly timed appointments aren't possible.  Online and telephone options are also available.

Seaton Close
Putney
London
United Kingdom
SW15 3TJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Additional languages

None

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have a long standing registration with UKCP as a Supervisor - Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College.

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Dr Paula Reardon

Dr Paula Reardon