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About me

Hi, I'm Stephanie.  I am an MBET (Mindfulness-Based Experiential Therapy) Psychotherapist, based in London. I am currently offering online sessions, and sessions in person are available on request.

I am here to help ease any struggles being experienced and to shine a light on what may currently only appear to be darkness. 

If you notice that you are struggling, avoiding how you feel, becoming overwhelmed (dysregulated) or feeling out of control or unable to function properly, therapy sessions will definitely help you with this. In our sessions, we will work together within a safe, trusting and non-judgmental space. There will be a focus on body awareness, and we will gradually and compassionately cultivate a new relationship to self that is more accepting, nurturing and attentive. As a result, a way of being can emerge, inside and outside of sessions, that is more at ease, regulated and psychologically flexible in the face of life's throws.

Whether there is a feeling of i.e. anxiety, stress, depression or overwhelm that you are struggling with, the sessions will look to remove any such labels, and to explore how you uniquely are experiencing something, with the primary aim of sessions being to develop a greater understanding of the self and through this understanding, to develop the capacity to regulate (to feel more at ease and soothed) and in doing so, bring about transformative growth and healing. 

As a therapist, I embody the approach as a way of being that is engaged as a daily practice and I bring this to sessions with you. I believe that residing within you is the strength and the resources that will allow you to flourish and to bring about real and helpful change- sometimes it just takes shining a light on this with an empathically attuned other.

I understand that approaching therapy for the first time, or even the fifth time, can be a big step and a vulnerable process, and often confusing knowing who to approach and trust with your emotions. In our sessions, I ensure that the pace and depth of the sessions will match your current needs, and first and foremost, we will build on our therapeutic relationship so that you feel safely held.

As a client presenting with anxiety once said, 'I feel lost.'  To which the therapist replied, 'Where are you right now?' The client looked around the room and realised with tremendous relief, 'I'm here, right now, with you.' The therapist smiled, 'Yes,' and with great warmth said, 'this is where the work begins.' 

I offer an initial chat free of charge so that we can touch base and see if it's the right fit for you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

My training is an integrative and mindfulness-based approach, including influences from psychodynamic theory, and experiential dynamic approaches, with a focus on short-term intensive therapy. 

I have worked with clients in multiple settings from private practice, to young adults and adults within a large Further Education Institution, and also with staff members within a Foster Care Home charity.  I have experienced helping clients with a broad range of issues including those presenting with feelings of anxiety, depression, overwhelm, bereavement and PTSD. 

MBET (Mindfulness-Based Experiential Therapy) Diploma, Level 6. 
MBET 5-week Mindfulness Training Course.
 

Member organisations

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 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

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

An initial 20 min consultation chat is offered free of charge. 

Sessions are £60, and last 50 minutes in length.

I am currently offering online sessions, and in person is available on request. 

Type of session

In person
Online

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom
Stephanie Murray

Stephanie Murray