Counsellor Psychotherapist, N2

Sarah Aldridge, Counsellor and Psychotherapist, East Finchley

Hello. As a counsellor and psychotherapist, 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
  • health anxiety and problems
  • 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 Counsellor, based in East Finchley, North London.  I am an accredited DIT (Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy) Practitioner and trained in Couple Therapy for Depression. I am an accredited member of the BPC and the BACP.  

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
  • Feeling lost and directionless
  • Have 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 available on Telephone or on Video, so therapy can be accessed more broadly.

Fee and availability

The fee is £60 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 60 minute consultation session, we can explore whether you wish to continue to work together.  I also offer Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy – a sixteen session model for £70 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 10 experience working with a wide range of issues in different settings. .

As well as having a private practice, I work as a therapist for the NHS. My experience includes working for the Tavistock and Portman, CNWL NHS Trust, a cancer charity and Raphael Jewish Counselling Service.

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

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Contact

Get in touch

Please feel free to contact me to discuss counselling or to make an initial appointment. Please use the form on this page or:

Telephone: 07932 656906

Email: sarahkaldridge@gmail.com

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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 and others just starting out in their practice.  I have been working as a therapist for 10 years and have experience in the NHS, private and the voluntary sector. I have been working at a supervisor for qualified and honorary staff across different models. I am currently completing a Diploma in Psychodynamic Supervision at the Society Analytical Psychology

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Supervision fees are negotiable, depending on regularity and caseload. Please contact me on 07932 656906 to discuss the possibility of supervision.