Tina Speed, Counsellor & Therapist (Reg.MBACP)
I support people to make positive life changes through a new understanding of themselves and their strength. I can offer online sessions (phone and video) wherever you are. I specialise in working with anxiety, grief and depression and also have many years experience working in the music industry.
Would you like to feel more satisfied with your life, get to know yourself better, work through important life events or improve your relationships? If so, please get in touch.
Therapy involves noticing and sometimes challenging the ways we think about ourselves, our past and the situations we find ourselves in. Over time this awareness can empower us to be true to ourselves and be more resilient. Working with a therapist provides a trusting and supportive space to focus on what’s going on for you.
My way of working draws on both the Person-Centred and Psychodynamic approaches to therapy. I believe that you have inborn value and that you are best placed to understand yourself and your experiences. I see my role as working with you to make sense of things and supporting you to get to where you want to be. I also believe that the things you think or do without thinking can tell us about hidden parts of yourself, and that your relationship with a therapist can show how you relate to other people in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’m a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Dip.Co) with additional training in Online Counselling, Clinical Assessment, Mentalising, Bereavement and Focusing. I have experience working with anxiety and stress, low self-esteem and self-confidence, grief and loss, relationship problems, depression, career changes, and the effects of past abuse and trauma.
I’m a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP 384444). I work with mental health charity MIND, including for the NHS IAPT service seeing patients from a wide cross-section of the community. I’m committed to an ethical framework, which is a set of guidelines that ensure my work is safe and puts your wellbeing and choices at the centre of any work we do together.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer online sessions wherever you are if you prefer to communicate by phone or video and have access to a quiet space where you can talk privately. In the future I will offer in-person sessions in Holloway, North London if you prefer to talk in a neutral space, away from your home and everyday life.
Sessions last 50 minutes at a cost of £50 per session, and are initially booked in a block of 6. Following a review, there is usually an option to extend the number of sessions if we agree this will be of benefit. I encourage people to attend sessions on the same day at the same time each week. This is because regular therapy is often the most effective way to make a positive change.
If you are interested to get in touch, I will arrange a time to talk to you by phone, at no charge and with no pressure to commit to future sessions. This would include discussing how we might work together and what positive change we could work towards. It would also be an opportunity to ask any questions.
I currently have availability to take on new clients for online counselling (phone or video) wherever you are. Get in touch for a free consultation.
Please feel free to visit my website where you can find resources on therapy and wellbeing, including blogposts, playlists and reviews of books, podcasts and apps.