Tamara Strachan - MSc MBACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
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)
Relationships (including separation and divorce)
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
- 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.
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
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Rape and sexual assault
Online, telephone and face to face
Both short and long-term work welcome, private health insurance accepted
I work Tuesday Thursday and Friday 9.30am-2.30pm