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About me

I am a BACP registered counsellor offering individual therapy in Shoreditch, East London and online.

I offer therapy for personal development and a range of emotional and psychological issues, including anxiety-based issues, depression and low mood, relationship problems, identity issues and low self-esteem, problematic perfectionism, eating and body image issues, stress and work-related difficulties, and more.

How counselling can help

Counselling provides a confidential, safe space to talk. The way I work is to listen closely to your concerns, and support you to find new ways of understanding the issues you are experiencing, to make better and more informed choices for yourself and within your relationships.

My approach

As an integrative therapist, my approach draws on a range of therapeutic ideas and practices, including relational psychoanalytic and existential thinking. In practice this means that I do not offer a one-size-fits-all approach and that I appreciate different clients need different things from therapy.

What to expect in your first session

In the initial meeting we will discuss the concerns and problems that you are facing, how these are impacting on you, your needs or wishes for the therapy, and how we might work together. During the first meeting we will also discuss the contract and practicalities.

Often people are unsure about whether to start therapy, or which therapist to see, and for how long. This initial meeting is an opportunity for you to decide whether therapy might be helpful to you at this time, and to ask any questions and raise any concerns you may have.

If you decide to continue, regular sessions take place at the same time each week for 50 minutes.

I offer short-term, long-term and open-ended therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP registered Integrative Psychodynamic Counsellor.  As a member of BACP, I am guided by their Ethical Framework, which includes regular supervision of my work and ongoing professional development. I am fully insured to practise.

I trained at Metanoia Institute, one of the leading training institutes in the field, and have a Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling. I'm currently completing a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy.

I work in private practice in Shoreditch, East London and as a clinical assessor at Highbury Counselling Centre in North London. I have experience of practising in community counselling services in West and North London.

I additionally have a background in publishing and since 2007 have been commissioning and publishing books in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. I have further experience of working as a mentor in charitable and workplace settings.

Summary

-MBACP Reg No 381936
-Private Practice Counsellor, Shoreditch, E1
-Assessment Worker, Highbury Counselling Centre, N5
-Senior Counsellor, Highbury Counselling Centre, N5
-Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - Metanoia Institute, London
-MA in Integrative Psychotherapy (in completion) – Metanoia Institute, London
-PG Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Regent’s University, London.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

I charge £70 for the initial consultation and for each further session.

I have a number of reduced fee places and I welcome enquiries from students and those on a low income. Places are allocated on a case-by-case basis - if you need a reduced fee please bring that to my attention when you make contact and we can discuss the details before we meet.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Consultations are by appointment only. You can book an appointment by phone or via email.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about counselling.

House Of Creative
231 Shoreditch High Street
London
E1 6PJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Availability

Tuesdays

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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Susannah Trefgarne (MBACP)

Susannah Trefgarne (MBACP)