Ulrika Guttormsson. MSc Psychotherapy. UKCP Reg. BPC Reg. Membership of TSP.
I am a qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, offering both individual psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
I also offer psychodynamic Couple’s Psychotherapy/counselling.
I offer individual psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, long or short term psychotherapy.
I also offer psychodynamic Couples Psychotherapy/ Couples Counselling, long or short term Couples psychotherapy/ counselling.
I offer bereavement counselling.
I can offer appointments in Rochester and in London, (the nearest Tube station is Archway).
I work in Rochester at Cheldgate House, suite 4, in Rochester High Street, less than a minute away from Costa in Rochester High Street.
Please email me or call me on 07853 806 819. If I am not available, please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Daytime and evening appointments are available.
Respecting the Goverment advice regarding COVID-19 I offer face to face Counselling via telephone or Zoom. I will also offer face to face individual psychotherapy or Couples psychotherapy/ counselling, when possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
M.Sc in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
B.Sc in Social Work.
I am a qualified psychodynamic Couples Psychotherapist, I trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. I am a member of the TSP (The Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists). I am registered with BPC ( British Psychoanalytic Council).
I am a qualified individual psychotherapist, registered with the UKCP, (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).
I am a member of AGIP, (Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy).
I have over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health, in Sweden and in the UK. I have worked in the Swedish NHS and Social Services in the UK. I also have experience from my own private practice in Sweden, offering psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy and counselling.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
All potential patients will have a consultation to enable clear identification of the most appropriate intervention: ie, counselling or psychotherapy. A consultation also allows both parties the opportunity to see if we can do the work together.
A consultation costs £65 per session. (60 minutes)
In terms of fees for ongoing treatment, I have a sliding scale.
Key workers are offered a lower fee.
Students and can be offered a lower fee.
Individual Psychoanalytic psychotherapy (50 minutes)
Individual Psychodynamic psychotherapy (50 minutes)
Couples psychotherapy/ Counselling (60 minutes)
Counselling, (50 minutes)
Concessions offered for
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and Saturdays. I can offer morning, afternoon and evening appointments.
Couples psychotherapy/Couples Counselling
Psychotherapy can be either long term treatment or short term treatment.
In psychotherapy there is an opportunity to get to know yourself in depth and discover new ways of living your life. Often we have repetitive patterns and ways of thinking that can for instance cause suffering, frustration, anxiety and sadness in our life. Despite our best efforts to decide to behave and relate differently, we drift back to our old ways of being and behaving.
In psychotherapy we will work at getting to know your unconscious inner life. A lot of feelings and thoughts we have are not conscious and psychotherapy gives you the opportunity to reflect and try out new ways when you feel change is needed.
Psychotherapy gives you an opportunity to examine- without judgment - causes and reasons for your difficulties to break away and to find out what you want and what you need to live your life differently. We examine how past experiences affect the present and therefore - impacts your future. The conscious mind - rational mind - is only a part of our way of functioning. Getting access to your unconscious mind can liberate and enrich your life. New paths can open up.
Psychotherapy and counselling are confidential.