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Counselling Psychologist - BSc (Hons)., MSc., DCounsPsych

About me

Counsellng Psychologist, BSc, MSc, DCounsPsych.

I am a Counselling Psychologist who has worked for 13 years in the NHS, the private sector, and charitable organisations. I have worked with adults, adolescents, children, and under 5's who have needed support with a wide variety of issues including:

  • Abuse (Physical, emotional, financial, and Sexual)
  • Addiction
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Family difficulties
  • Hopelessness
  • Identity difficulties
  • Life-stage transition issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Self-harm
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Trauma

This is not an exhaustive list of issues and so it may help you to contact me via phone or email to discuss your particular needs. Alternatively please visit my website to complete the contact form (www.rebeccaperna.com).

I work from a variety of perspectives including psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT). I also frequently draw on Mindfulness and Schema therapy. I use these models in an integrative and sensitive manner in order to respond effectively to your specific goals and needs.

I offer sessions in North London (N1) and (N6). In addition to face-to-face sessions, I can also offer sessions over the phone or on Skype.

I am registered with the BPS and the HCPC.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree from Westminster University in Psychology.
  • Masters from Kings College in Clinical Forensic Psychology.
  • Doctorat from The University of East London in Counselling Psychology.

Over the years I have worked with a vast range of concerns - in areas ranging from a specialist inpatient child and adolescent eating disorders unit, a brain injury ward, a neurological psychiatric ward, an inpatient adult forensic secure unit, an outpatient and community HIV service, an IAPT service, an outpatient domestic violence service for young people, and a generic child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS).

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£120.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Face-to-face sessions are 50 minutes in duration and are charged at £120 .

Online or phone sessions are 50 minutes in duration and are charged at £100.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

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In person

I can offer supervision to trainee psychologists. This is charged at a discounted rate £75/session. Sessions are 50 minutes in duration.

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