Dr Teresa Karippai, CPsychol & Integrative Relational Psychotherapist
The therapeutic relationship within a confidential and safe therapeutic space is the only vehicle to positive outcome. Through dialogue, active engagement, and collaboration, together we will assess and examine the issue(s) that concern you. I believe that the essence of therapy strengthens our ability to be in the world without self-deception. However, it’s not so easy to take a straight look at what we do and how we are. Seeing ourselves clearly is initially uncomfortable. As we train and develop more understanding and conscious awareness towards ourselves, we begin to see things we would have preferred to deny. These are nothing more than temporary and workable habits of mind. The more we get to know them, the more they lose their power. This is how we come to trust that our basic nature is utterly simple and free. This is how we can begin to engage with life in more conscious and intentional ways as we grow our ability to focus awareness.
My expertise and experience - Teresa’s knowledge and understanding of psychology, psychotherapy and science, together with her personal and professional experiences, enables her to see with great clarity different ways of empowering individuals on their therapeutic journey. She is a chartered Counselling / Clinical Psychologist with 17 years of experience in working with individuals, couples and groups. She is one of the Founders and Directors of Terapia Consultancy, a private practice at the heart of London, offering a range of psychological and therapeutic services. Dr Karippai is a scholarly reviewer of the European Journal of Qualitative Research in Psychotherapy. She is also a clinical and academic supervisor for Trainees and practitioners in the field of Psychology and Psychotherapy. She has keen interests in working with Anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues in a more holistic way by incorporating a variety of therapeutic approaches in order to facilitate positive change. Dr Karippai is also a clinician in Central and West London NHS. She specialises in the delivery of clinical assessments and diagnosis of Autism spectrum disorder.
Training, qualifications & experience
1. My qualifications - Teresa holds a Professional Doctoral Degree in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy. The extensive academic and clinical training during her Doctorate degree gave her the opportunity to study, research and train in all major therapeutic modalities including Psychoanalytic approaches, Attachment therapy, Existential and Phenomenological approaches, CBT, Mindfulness, EMDR, DBT and more. She holds full Chartered membership with the British Psychological Society. Her work is regulated by Health and Care Professions Council, which provides the most rigorous standards of regulation for Health Professionals in UK. She holds keen interest in the therapeutic application of mindfulness and body-focussed approaches. Since her student years she has had keen interest in Davanloo’s ISTDP approach and Schwartz's IFS approach to therapy. She has a number of qualifications from CPD courses over the years and continues to engage in researching and incorporating the latest therapeutic advancements into her private practice.
2. Experience - Her experience ranges from working in multidisciplinary teams in the NHS; working as a lecturer and researcher at a postgraduate level; to working with different organisations and charities in providing psychological and therapeutic support. In the past 12 years she has worked with clients in her busy private practice at the heart of London. She is one of the founders and Directors of Terapia Consultancy.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Before you go...
I believe that consulting a psychotherapist can be as accessible and as natural as simply taking care of our Wellbeing. Therapy isn’t for the select or distressed few; I believe that therapy is for everybody. Looking after our health has never been more possible and imprtant than now. Although therapy offers the possibility of a path to greater wholeness, balance, creativity and meaningful connection, it is always up to us.
Concessions offered for
My fee is £90 per 55mins (therapy hour).
I work with key/frontline workers at a concession rate, please enquire.
Students and unemployed are also offered a concession fee.
If you require an initial phone consultation I can offer 15mins free of charge, please enquire.
Working hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8am-8pm;
Currently I have availability on Wednesdays. Some available hours on Monday and Friday evening (5-7pm).