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About me

I am a UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist 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 therapy can help

Psychotherapy 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 UKCP accredited psychotherapist and registered member of BACP.  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, a PG Diploma and an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy.

I work in private practice in Shoreditch, East London and as a clinical assessor at a community counselling service in 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 and UKCP Membership No 2011173502

-Psychotherapist in private practice, Shoreditch, E1

-Senior Counsellor & Clinical Assessor, Highbury Counselling Centre, N5

-MSc (Distinction) Integrative Psychotherapy – Middlesex University

-PG Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy – Metanoia Institute

-Diploma Integrative Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - Metanoia Institute

-PG Foundation Certificate in Clinical Assessment - Metanoia Institute

-PG Foundation Certificate Counselling and Psychotherapy - Regent’s University.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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.

UKCP

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

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.

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.

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

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.

Availability

Tuesdays

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.

Therapy Space East
2 Blackall Street
London
EC2A 4AD

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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Susannah Trefgarne

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