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MSc MBACP BPC

About me

I offer a free 15 minute phone call before meeting. This gives you an opportunity to outline your current circumstances and enables me to consider whether I might be able to help you.  

Your first session will be an assessment where I will ask you questions to better understand your past, your present and your expectations.  This session is a two-way process for both of us to consider if we might be able to work together.  

Any ongoing therapy will last 50 minutes and would typically take place on a weekly basis.

I provide a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space in which emotional difficulties, experiences and patterns can be explored.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified and experienced psychotherapist with an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I have worked for the NHS as a psychotherapist and I currently work as a student counsellor alongside my private practice.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and British Psychoanalytic Council Registrant.

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). 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

British Psychoanalytic Council

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 Psychoanalytic Council

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £70 per session but offer concessionary rates for those on low incomes, who are out of work, or studying full time.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have some flexibility on other days.

Further information

I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance and I have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate.

Brackenbury Natural Health Clinic, 30 Brackenbury Road, London, W6 0BA

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Susie McLinden

Susie McLinden