Theresa Plewman MSc, PG Dip (BPC, UKCP)
If you are reading this the chances are you are looking for assistance from a therapist, for a place to talk things through, for relief from problems that trouble you.
Some of the issues I am familiar with working with are:
- Depression, anxiety and unexplained sadness
- Work related stresses including changing work environments
- Sexual abuse
- Difficulties related to body image
- The complexities of becoming a mother
- Grief and loss
- Relocation and immigration
- Issues of gender identity and sexual preferences
- Relationship issues – including divorce, separation, affairs, loss
- Transitions from one life stage to another eg leaving school to the next stage, or moving out of home, or starting at university.
Have a look at my website and give me a call or send an email. I generally begin with a conversation on the phone to arrange an initial session. We may have a couple of assessment sessions before we decide to work together.
I work on a one-to-one basis with adults. At the moment all sessions are on Zoom, Skype or phone. When I am able to see people in person again it will be in a garden studio in Godalming.
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a collaborative therapy where together we work with your current dilemmas, all the time keeping in mind your whole life and the important relationships you have had. Together we will work towards you having a greater understanding of yourself and your world.
My relevant training is a post graduate qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy gained from WPF Therapy (Accredited by Roehampton University). This is a theoretical and clinical qualification requiring many hours of clinical experience, completed over 4 years.
I have extensive experience in working with both adults and older adolescents in a range of different settings including the NHS, charities and private practice both in the UK and overseas.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Psychoanalytic Council
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
In addition to the above list, I have particular interests in these areas:
- On going depression and anxiety
- Issues of relocation - both into the UK and away from the UK
- Issues facing new mothers
- The major life transitions, in particular becoming an adult and the so called 'midlife crisis'
- Difficulties with eating and body image
- Gender identity issues
To be discussed and agreed at the initial consultation.
Standard fees are currently £75 per session.
Lower fees can be discussed depending on circumstances.
Students: I hold a limited number of low-cost spaces
Please call to have an initial telephone conversation.