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Tamara Strachan - MSc MBACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist.

London, SW2
07949 037156 07949 037156 07949 037156 07949 037156

About me

Well done! you have taken the hardest step and acknowledged that things aren't ok, this is where the healing begins. I am a warm and effective Therapist, who works on the basis that the problems we are struggling with can very often be traced back to our past relationships and experiences. I will gently yet firmly work alongside you to explore the origins of your emotional difficulties and help you change unhealthy patterns of relating. This should lead to real relief from the painful and uncomfortable thoughts and feelings you are currently experiencing.

I am a registered member of the BACP, I have a Masters in Therapeutic Counselling (2009), as well as 25yrs of working therapeutically in a number of leading London teaching hospitals.

I work successfully with a wide number of issues including:

Anxiety and depression (including pre-and post-natal)

Family issues
Relationships (including separation and divorce)
Infertility
Motherhood
Stress
Addiction
Self-esteem issues
Work difficulties
Personal Growth
and more…

I am also a specialised Sexual Health Therapist, and have a wealth of clinical experience working with issues that can carry strong feelings of guilt and shame. I provide an open and non-judgemental environment in which to work on experiences of:

  • HIV and other STI’s
  • Sexual identity
  • Infidelity
  • Sexual assault and rape
  • and more…

I work from my home in Balham/Streatham Hill, which helps me to provide a more nurturing environment than a traditional clinical setting. Your first session will be a loosely structured session, going at your pace, and will involve me finding out about the problems you are experiencing and what you would like to achieve. 

Research overwhelmingly shows, that the greatest predictor of success in therapy is the strength of the connection between you and your Therapist. If something I have said here resonates with you, then do get in touch with me. Your FIRST session is FREE.

www.southlondontherapist.co.uk
info@southlondontherapist.co.uk
07437592364

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Nursing and Human sciences (1995)

MSc Therapeutic Counselling (2009)

1995-1996 Sexual Health and HIV Nurse     St Mary's Hospital Paddington

1997-1999 Sexual Health and HIV Nurse.   Guys and St Thomas' Hospital

1999-2003 Sexual Health Counsellor           Kings Hospital Denmark Hill

2003 -2007 Sexual Health Counsellor         Guys and St Thomas' Hospital

2007-2019 Sexual Health Counsellor           St George's Hospital Tooting

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Rape and sexual assault

Herpes diagnosis

Therapies offered

  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£70

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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

Online, telephone and face to face

Both short and long-term work welcome, private health insurance accepted

Availability

I work Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Friday 9.30am-2.30pm

Types of client

Adults
Tamara Strachan - MSc MBACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist.

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