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Theresa Plewman MSc, PG Dip (BPC, UKCP)

Godalming GU7 & London SE1
07711 569377 07711 569377 Registered / Accredited
Godalming GU7 & London SE1

About me

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. I am able to see you in rooms in either London Bridge, London, or a garden studio in Godalming. When you call - let me know which location you prefer.

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

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.

BPC

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

British Psychoanalytic Council

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

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

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

To be discussed and agreed at the initial consultation.
Standard fees are currently £70 per session.
Lower fees can be discussed depending on circumstances.
Students: I hold a limited number of low-cost spaces

Further information

Please call to have an initial telephone conversation.

Busbridge
Godalming
Surrey
GU7

Borough High Street
London
SE1

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

I am not taking on new clients at the moment.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Theresa Plewman MSc, PG Dip (BPC, UKCP)

Theresa Plewman MSc, PG Dip (BPC, UKCP)