Sharon Kaplansky

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MA Psychotherapy, MBACP, UKCP Accredited
Available for new clients
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London, N3 3BJ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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. I am also a certified couples therapist with the Couples Institute working with presentations such as affairs, relationship conflicts and sexual/desire issues.

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) located within a short walk of the tube station and free parking outside.

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
  • Certificate in couples therapy, The Couples Institute, USA
  • 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

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

UK Council for 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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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

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Fees

£70.00 - £100.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health

Additional information

My fees are £70 per 50 minute session or assessment.  Couples are charged £100 per 50 minute session. Please enquire if you have special circumstances.

I ACCEPT AVIVA AND AXA INSURED CLIENTS

When I work

Evenings as well as daytime

Collingtree Lodge, Amberden Avenue, Finchley, London, N3 3BJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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One location at which I practice is wheelchair accessible.

Additional languages

Hebrew

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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Sharon Kaplansky
Sharon Kaplansky