Sharon Kaplansky MA Psychotherapy, MBACP, UKCP Accredited.
Following the government recommendations I am currently conducting my client sessions on Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp video.
If you are experiencing anxiety, relationship issues, depression, feeling sad, panic attacks, low self-esteem, bereavement, I can help you work through these issues in a warm, empathic space where you can talk to me about your concerns.
In addition I work with stress and trauma, family issues including abusive relationships, sexual abuse, identity issues and life changing events.
I see therapy as a collaborative endeavour between us that allows you to openly explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, that aims to help you feel heard, acknowledged and understood. Therapy will help you make meaning of your life, bring clarity and empower you to create a more positive future.
As a qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, I work on a long or short term basis as required. I am aware that each person is unique and I draw on several approaches to find the best and most appropriate way of working with you and cater for your individual needs.
How to contact me:
I have a practice in Finchley Central (N3) and in Queens Park (NW6), both located within a short walk of the tube stations.
On your initial consultation we talk about what you would like to gain from therapy and assess how you would like us to work together.
If you have questions, please email me, and I shall get back to you within 24 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
- UKCP, Accredited Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
- MBACP, Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- MA Counselling and Psychotherapy, Middlesex University
- Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Minster Centre, London
- Degree in Naturopathy from The Israeli College of Natural Health Sciences
In addition to my private practice I currently work as an assessor at the Bereavement Centre in Camden. I also hold a post as a therapist at Chai Cancer Care, a Jewish charity that treats cancer patients and their families. Previously I have worked as a therapist at a women’s services in Camden. I also have extensive experience working within the NHS IAPT (improving access to psychological therapies) and in a private GP surgery both with diverse client groups.
As part of my continuing professional development I regularly participate in further training, seminars and workshops. I have regular clinical supervision for my work.
As a registered member of the BACP and an accredited member of the UKCP I abide by their codes of ethics.
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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £60 per 50 minute session or assessment. Couples are charged £80 per 50 minute session. Please enquire if you have special circumstances.
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