Victoria Gath MA, MSc, MBACP (Accred)
I realize that it is often difficult to take the first step towards finding help, and embarking on therapy can seem a daunting prospect. I therefore recommend that you make an initial appointment with me in which we can think together about what is bringing you to therapy now and discuss what might be the best way forward for you.
My consulting room is in Central London, a short walk from Oxford Circus (W1). You are welcome to contact me via email to arrange an initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist at Birkbeck College, London and also have a post-graduate diploma in attachment-based therapy. I am an experienced practitioner, working with a broad range of issues and I offer both short-term and open-ended therapy depending on your needs. In addition to private practice, I have worked in a variety of settings – for the NHS, in student counselling, in forensic psychotherapy and with survivors of abuse. As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I adhere to their ethical framework.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.