Counsellor Psychotherapist, N2

 

Sarah Aldridge, Counsellor and Psychotherapist, East Finchley

Hello. As a therapist, I offer a space to explore together past and current difficulties to gain a better understanding and insight into why you might be feeling stuck or repeating difficult patterns. People come to therapy for different reasons:  

  • anxiety and depression
  • family difficulties
  • bereavement and loss
  • life changes or a major life event
  • trauma or crisis situations

Talking to a therapist in a safe, confidential space can allow issues to be thought about differently and worked through together.

I am an experienced therapist, and an accredited DIT
(Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy) Practitioner and trained in Couple Therapy for Depression. I am an accredited member of the BPC, the BACP and for supervision BAPPS.  

The practice is in East Finchley. There is free parking and easy access to public transport. I also offer remote sessions, telephone or video. 

I offer short-term and open-ended therapy. Please contact me if you would like to find out more or to arrange an initial meeting: Email: sarahkaldridge@gmail.com Mobile: 07932 656906

Why Therapy?

I see therapy as the process that encourages people to understand themselves more deeply. The way in which our minds work is shaped largely by our early experiences, although this operates generally outside our conscious awareness.

In Counselling and Psychotherapy sessions you will have the space to express and reflect upon your feelings and concerns. This involves exploring early experience and developing a better understanding of unconscious motivations and repetitive patterns of relating.  Being heard properly for the first time can often be an important first step in the process.

It may take some time but can lead to greater acceptance and self-confidence, which will enable you to lead a more productive and fulfilling life. You might be feeling overwhelmed and not wanting to handle difficulties without support; or be feeling confused, conflicted and just need help to understand things more clearly.

People come for therapy for: 

  • Depression and feelings of emptiness
  • Sexual and relationship problems
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Difficulties in your working life
  • Divorce and separation
  • Sexual and physical abuse
  • Physical issues linked to emotional stress 
  • Difficult family dynamics
  • Effects of trauma
  • Anxiety and panic attacks

I have a special interest in: 

  • Relationship difficulties 
  • Health related issues

 

Practice Details

Location 

I work in East Finchley, London N2. My practice is within reach of the Northern Line, local bus services and there is free parking. It is close to Muswell Hill, Finchley, Barnet and Highgate.

Sessions are also available remotely, so therapy can be accessed more broadly.

Fee and availability

The fee is £70 per session. Reduced fee is available in some circumstances. 

Sessions lasts for 50 minutes. I offer both brief and open-ended therapy, we can discuss which option will suit you best. Our first meeting will be a consultation session, we can explore whether you wish to continue to work together.  I also offer Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy – a sixteen session model for £75 a session.

Frequency

Most people come once a week. However, during times of distress or if you want to engage in more in-depth therapy, more frequent sessions can be offered.

Health Insurance

I am registered with the following health insurance providers: Aviva, WPA and PruHealth

 

Profile

I am a fully qualified and experienced therapist based in East Finchley, North London. I have over 12 years experience working with a wide range of issues in different settings.

As well as having a private practice, my experience includes working for the NHS as a psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor for various NHS trusts, for a cancer charity and Raphael Jewish Counselling Service.

I am an accredited member of the BACP and BPC, have a diploma in Psychodynamic Therapy and am trained in brief work. I am an accredited DIT (Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy) Practitioner, a qualified Supervisor and trained in Couple Therapy for Depression with Tavistock Relationships. https://welldoing.org/article/what-is-dynamic-interpersonal-therapy

 

Contact

Get in touch

Please feel free to contact me to discuss therapy or to make an initial appointment. Please contact me on the email/mobile number below, or use the contact form:

Telephone: 07932 656906

Email: sarahkaldridge@gmail.com

Contact Form

Supervision

I offer supervision to individuals where we work together to develop a deeper understanding of your clients in a safe and confidential space – a time to openly explore and think about the work.

My original orientation is psychodynamic but through my experience with supervisees from integrative, psychodynamic and person-centred backgrounds, I can share a broad perspective in relation to how you work and your supervision needs.

My supervision experience includes NHS and private practice – some experienced, trainees and others just starting out in their practice.  I have been working as a therapist over 12 years and have experience in the NHS, private and the voluntary sector. I have a Diploma in Psychodynamic Supervision from the Society Analytical Psychology and am a member of BAPPS – British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision.

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Supervision fees are negotiable, depending on regularity and caseload. Please contact me on 07932 656906 or sarahkaldridge@gmail.com to discuss.