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Psychotherapist & Counsellor

About me

Therapy can be an intriguing but terrifying (and costly) prospect for many people. At a cost designed to make therapy a viable option for more people, I provide a safe space where you can explore your troubling thoughts, feelings and behaviours, whilst feeling contained and supported. Together, we can explore the parts of yourself and your experience of the world that may never have been paid much attention to before but which may hold the key as to why you are experiencing the difficulties that bring you into therapy.

Therapists have many roles, one of which is to help people be more curious about themselves and gain insight into why they experience the world in the way that they do. With sensitivity and kindness, I can help my clients see what part they themselves might be playing in the problems they are experiencing. By doing this, they can choose to live life differently, in a way that is less challenging, and hopefully more meaningful and rewarding.

I am a BACP-registered, qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, as well as a Doctor of Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy in Training (final year at The Metanoia Institute).

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Doctor of Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy in Training (final year at The Metanoia Institute)
  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling
  • MSc Forensic Psychology
  • Graduate Conversion Diploma in Psychology (Conversion Degree)
  • Extra Mural Diploma in Applied Psychology
  • MA (Social Science)


I have worked with therapy clients in a wide variety of settings including NHS GP surgeries, specialist psychotherapy clinics, bereavement services and community mental health drop-in centres.

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.

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 Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

Fees

£50.00 per session

Pitshanger Psychotherapy Practice, 7 Summerfield Road, Ealing, London, W5 1ND

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Penny Kiernan

Penny Kiernan