I am a registered UKCP psychotherapist, and have a doctorate in counselling psychology and psychotherapy (DCPsych). I worked for many years in qualitative research as a consumer psychologist, for both the social and commercial sectors, specialising in health and sensitive subjects, before training as a psychotherapist; I have been practising since 2009. As well as offering short and longer-term therapy for private clients I work in a GP practice in North London.
Clients come with all kinds of different problems and issues: some have suffered a loss or trauma; some are struggling with relationships; some feel depressed and unfulfilled; some are suffering anxiety; some simply feel stuck. In each case, by offering a confidential space and the rare opportunity for real attention to be paid to the individual, I believe that psychotherapy can help.
My training is in integrative psychotherapy: to me, this is both about integrating different psychotherapeutic approaches and helping a client to integrate the different parts of themselves. For all of us, the past influences the present, and exploring this can often be instrumental in moving forward to a more fulfilling life, and a greater sense of being alive. Helping clients to feel they have choices is often a key aspect. Central to my work is the actual relationship I have with my clients: I offer a non-judgemental, supportive, warm and human context, where any thoughts and feelings can be brought into the room and safely explored together.
I am registered (under the name Dr Margaret Clare Mansfield) with AXA PPP, Aviva and Vitalityhealth private medical insurance.
I am a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a member of the Metanoia Institute. I am also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) under Margaret Clare Mansfield, registration number PYL35962.
I am based in Kentish Town/Highgate.
Emily is a practising Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist with fifteen years of experience working within the NHS and private sector. Emily is a member of the British Psychological Society and United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists and abides by their code of ethics.
Emily has worked in the mental health field for the past fifteen years working with adults, couples and families. Emily specialises in psychological health during the perinatal period, as well as working with couples who have experienced pregnancy loss, infertility or other reproductive trauma. In working with adults who are not parents, Emily often applies her knowledge of the perinatal period to help her clients understand how their own experience of being parented might be impacting their current day to day lives.
Due to a broad training background, Emily has grounding in various different approaches, which allows her to be flexible in how she works with each individual:
“I try to listen to the therapeutic goals of the client before deciding upon what sort of approach might 'fit'. Sometimes a client may be unsure what their immediate goals for therapy are, which would lead me to consider having a more open, explorative stance in the therapy. At other times, I might use a more behavioural (CBT-like) approach to support someone to actualise behavioural changes in their life. I believe that an understanding of a person's past relationships is extremely important in order to help them understand their current difficulties, and I see therapy as a way of detangling oneself from old, painful relational habits. I try and work with transparency, which involves being clear about how therapy works and how we will measure when you have achieved your goals.”
Everyone goes through times when they experience feelings of 'stuckness' or uncertainty. This can manifest itself in many different ways, such as anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties or low moods. You may also have had experiences that feel difficult to discuss with others or that are challenging to make sense of on your own. I offer a warm, confidential and honest space to explore and work through your concerns.
I am a Chartered Psychologist and Psychotherapist, with over fifteen years of experience working in a variety of settings, including private practice, the NHS, as well as in the UK and international NGO sector.
In private practice, my work encompasses a wide variety of subject areas including bereavement, meaninglessness in life/a desire for personal growth, substance misuse problems, questions about identity/gender, as well as childhood and adult experiences of trauma. I also have specialist knowledge and skills in working with complex trauma rehabilitation.
My approach to psychological therapy is integrative, meaning that I draw on different therapeutic perspectives and models, paying attention to both the influence of your past and current circumstances. The relationship we establish is fundamental to our work and can offer important insights into other relationships in your life. Being integrative also means I work with flexibility; I believe in us collaboratively developing an approach that best supports you as an individual. I draw on well researched and evidence-based approaches to therapy, whilst always putting the individual first.
I believe therapy can be transformational. Both in terms of supporting changes in thinking and behaviour, and also through developing a deeper insight into yourself and the relationships in your life.
I offer long and shorter-term therapy, depending on your needs. Our first consultation is an opportunity to discuss your concerns and to consider whether we would work well together. In shorter-term work, we may set a certain number of sessions and focus on a specific concern or on unpacking general anxieties. In longer-term work we may decide to work open-ended, exploring underlying or deeper-rooted difficulties that prevent you from feeling fulfilled.
I am registered with AXA PPP, Aviva and Vitality Health private medical insurance.
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