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Rita Deegan PG /Dip MBACP(Accred), BA/Dip SW

Enfield, EN2
07882 217 279 Registered / Accredited
Enfield, EN2

About me

I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and psychodynamic counsellor, working in private practice and by Skype and telephone. Located in Enfield Town Centre, with private parking, bus, train (minutes away) and tube to Outer, North and Central London, A10, M11, and M25.

With many years experience of working as a psychotherapist and social worker, I understand the importance of peoples mental and emotional health and its effects on their daily lives and relationships. I am familiar with most of the causes of human distress and aware that people come to counselling for reasons that are as unique as they are as individuals.

It may be to do with feelings of sadness, depression,panic, generalised anxiety, phobias, compulsions, major life changes, family crisis, relationships, separation, divorce, bereavement, post-natal depression, health, addiction, trauma or disability. It may also be to do with identity, ageing, dislocation, or to explore and gain personal insight, or perhaps to figure out what they want to do in the rest of their lives.

I offer short-term, intermediate and open-ended therapy, with regular confidential 50 minute sessions, according to what is needed and what the person wants to achieve. Current and past experiences, difficulties, conflicts and dilemmas can be talked about, helping to create better understanding and possibilities for more satisfying relationships and experiences in daily life.

I offer a culturally sensitive service for people from diverse backgrounds, life experiences and age groups. This includes therapy, supervision and assessments with young people, adults, couples, families and groups.

I also provide supervision to psychotherapists, counsellors, trainees, social workers and therapy sessions to clients of employees assistance and privately insured clients.

Training, qualifications & experience


I have over 18 years experience of working as a therapist and supervisor with people. This work involved individuals, couples, families and groups in London, in a range of multicultural mental health and community organisations settings and in private practice.

I also worked in rural and urban Ireland providing therapy, clinical supervision for therapists in the Irish Health Service Executive, regional Rape Crisis Centre, and senior mangement and frontline staff in regional disability sector organisations. This work involved bereavement counselling, individual/group therapy, clinical supervision of complex need and risk assessments issues.

My background is in social work and I am registered member of the HCPC SW76029.

Training & qualifications

  • Certificate in Peron Centred Counselling and Personal Development
  • Certificate in Psychosynthesis
  • Ba/Dip Social Work from Middlesex University
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Nafsiyat-Certificate in Intercultural Therapy
  • Medical Foundation for Care of Victims of Torture (Freedom from Torture) Work Seminars
  • Tavistock Clinic (NHS) Young Peoples Consultation Service
  • Disability Psychotherapy Ireland Work Seminar Group

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.


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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Adolescents
  • Abuse (sexual, physical, emotional)
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Major life changes and crisis
  • Post-natal depression
  • Refugees
  • Criminal/youth justice
  • Victims of crime
  • Bereavment, death

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Individual fees: £60.00

Couples, families fees: £60.00 - £80


I reserve a number of low cost therapy time-slots for those who are in need of it.

Further information

BACP and UKRCP Accredited Psychotherapist/Counsellor, HCPC registered social worker working within their guidelines and code of ethics.

At Enfield Counselling Service, I worked with individuals and couples providing therapy and clinical assessments and was a counsellor member of the executive committee.

As a full member of the Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IFPP), I was a member of the Accreditation Sub and Review Committees.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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 Unspecified

Accessible on site parking. Ground floor consulting room with external step and no internal steps.


Session time-slots: Monday-Friday 8.00am-9.00pm. Some weekend availability. Contact: email or telephone.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Rita Deegan PG /Dip MBACP(Accred), BA/Dip SW

Rita Deegan PG /Dip MBACP(Accred), BA/Dip SW

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