Dr. Tarynne Quirk is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist who completed her Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych) at City, University of London. Registered with the Health Care & Professions Council (HCPC), British Psychological Society (BPS) and British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), her approach is integrative. This approach allows her to customise therapy, creating a bespoke treatment plan for each unique individual, with their own set of unique issues.
Tarynne aims to provide an empathic, non-judgemental, transparent and supportive space where clients feel safe enough to open up about their various issues, and she aims to provide a trusting environment, where clients feel they are truly being heard. While therapy helps clients to process and understand difficult or painful thoughts, and feelings, Tarynne also believes that through individual therapy one can spend the necessary time identifying and understanding their maladaptive behavioural patterns and coping mechanisms. Her approach is tailored to the individual client.
Coming from South Africa, Tarynne understands diversity, multi-cultural environments and the range of difficulties living in a cosmopolitan hub can bring. She understands the internal and external pressures people can put on themselves, as well as the extraneous pressures and stressors people feel they are subjected to in this fast-paced City – all of which can lead to unhelpful or damaging coping strategies. Tarynne works to identify healthier ways of managing emotions and stress. She specialises in depression, anxiety disorders (phobias, OCD, panic disorder etc.), anger management and trauma.
Training, qualifications & experience
Sep 2014 – Sept 2017 Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych), City, University of London
Sep 2013 – Aug 2014 Masters in Counselling Psychology (DPsych), City, University of London
Mar 2011 – Sep 2012 Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy, University of West London
Jan 2003 – Dec 2003 Honours (Psychology), University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
Jan 2000 – Dec 2002 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
SHL Psychometrics 1 - Skills and Ability Testing
SHL Psychometrics 2 - Personality Testing (Occupational Personality Questionnaire)
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual - £80-£100
Online/telephone sessions: £80