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Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

About me

I am a psychotherapist with many years of experience in varied settings. I offer a safe, kind and compassionate space to explore, in confidence, the difficulties that you are experiencing . 

Psychotherapy can bring about greater awareness of how a person deals with their experiences in relation to themselves and others. We would work together, at a pace that feels right for you, to help you gain a better understanding about your feelings, your current situation and relationships, which can, in turn, lead to new possibilities. The length of time we would meet for is completely flexible: for some people, short term therapy can help to bring some clarity to a difficult situation, and for others an experience of longer term work can be very beneficial.

The cost of a no-obligation consultation meeting for 1 hour is £85; ongoing 50 minute sessions are £75.  Attending therapy up to twice weekly can reduce the session fee.  

You may like to have a look at the link below from the BACP which explains the main principles of the psychodynamic approach :

https://www.bacp.co.uk/about-therapy/types-of-therapy/psychodynamic-therapy/

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications: BA/BSc in English Lit and Psychology

MA English Literature

MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from Birkbeck College, London.

Registered member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).

Registered Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy  (BACP).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

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.

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 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.

British Psychoanalytic Council

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Academic and work issues

Fees

£75.00 per session

When I work

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Richmond, Surrey, TW9

Type of session

In person
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Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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