Angela Dierks

Angela Dierks


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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07506771489

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Therapist - London

London N14
07506771489
Sessions from £70.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

Monday to Friday 8am-6.30pm.

About me and my therapy practice

Individual counselling and psychotherapy

I trained as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and take as the starting point the needs of the individual, integrating psychotherapy theory in a way that best suits the person I am working with. I have over 10 years experience working as a counsellor, psychotherapist, couples therapist, clinical supervisor, lecturer and trainer. I have worked with a very wide range of presenting issues that clients bring to therapy and with a variety of adults of all ages.

Couples therapy

You may currently experience conflict, uncertainty, poor communication or high levels of frustration with your partner decide to explore this further together. Whether you want to repair, maintain or end your relationship, couples therapy offers you opportunities to consider different ways of being with each other and talking to each other more effectively. 

Clinical Supervision

I offer clinical supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists and couples therapists. As a clinical supervisor I work with therapists at different stages of their career, either just starting out or having had more extensive experience of working in private practice or an organisation. 

The Relationship Maze podcast

I have co-created and contribute to a popular weekly podcast The Relationship Maze which covers a wide range of mental health related topics with a focus on relationships.

About me

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I have a Diploma and M.A. Integrative Counselling (with Distinction), London Metropolitan University and a Diploma in Couple Counselling and Psychotherapy (Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education).

I completed a BACP accredited Diploma in Clinical Supervision (CPPD) and offer supervision to psychotherapists and counsellors.

I have previously studied for a BA Honours, King's College London and M.St. European Literature, St Cross College, University of Oxford.

Practice description

Theoretical models for therapy in a nutshell

Psychodynamic counselling is concerned with how your experiences from the past influence the way you feel, think and behave in the present. This is the 'classic' model of psychotherapy starting with Freud and Jung and including psychoanalysis, attachment theory, object relations theory and present day relational models.

The focus is on uncovering your unconscious ways of doing things, making your aware of them and ultimately to help you implement changes in your life.

Cognitive-behavioural theory (CBT) is most concerned with your thought patterns and how they affect your behaviour, which may occasionally seem irrational and come out of nowhere. CBT is a more practical approach to issues that trouble you, focusing on concrete, goal oriented exercises that help you to change your way of (negative) thinking.

Humanistic theory started off as a reaction to both classic psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural models of counselling where the therapist was largely seen as the 'expert' and the client as the 'patient'. Humanistic models include person-centred counselling, Gestalt therapy and psychosynthesis. The belief is that the client knows best what choices to make and that the therapist helps by providing an environment where the client can flourish.

Integrative Therapy acknowledges that one theory cannot address everything and that every individual has different needs that demand different responses. As an Integrative Counsellor I believe that all of the three main theories referred to above are most effective when not dealt with in isolation but when used to address a specific need in the most holistic way.

I have worked for most of my life in Higher Education. Most recently I worked as a lecturer on the MSc Integrative Counselling and Coaching at the University of East London. 

My first session

Our sessions take 50 minutes each. In the first session we will discuss why you are seeking therapy and what you would like to get out it. You will have an opportunity to ask any question you like. I will ask you some questions about your present circumstances, your family and social network. We will then decide what works best for you in terms of short term or long term therapy.

Types of therapy

Integrative, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy

Languages spoken

English, German

Supervisor - London

London N14
07506771489
Sessions from £70.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I have a Diploma in Clinical Supervision (CPPD) and provide supervision for work with individual clients or for couples therapy. I work integratively as a supervisor drawing on different modalities, including psychodynamic, humanistic and CBT approaches to counselling and psychotherapy and focusing on the relational process between therapist and client. I consider the goal of supervision to enable my supervisee to do their work as a therapist as best as they can in relating to their clients and supporting the clients in their quest for understanding and change.

I have worked with counsellors/psychotherapist at different stages of their career: students on placement, newly qualified therapists and fully accredited, experienced therapists. I provided group supervision for qualified associate counsellors in a student counselling service at a university as well as group supervision for trainee students on a MSc counselling course. I also work with individual supervisees in my private practice.

As a supervisor I aim to provide a support environment where supervisees are enabled to be as open as possible, where learning can take place in a trusting relationship and where challenges can take place without being undermining or shameful.

I work with individual supervisees as well as small groups.

Practice description

I offer face to face supervision sessions as well as online sessions. I am flexible with regards to working in either mode.

I work from my home in Conway Road, N14 7BH. There is ample parking outside if you arrive by car. The nearest train station is Palmers Green and the nearest tube station is Southgate.

Types of therapy

Integrative, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Groups, Trainees

Languages spoken

English, German

Trainer - London

London N14
07506771489
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Features

About me and my therapy practice

I have provided CPD training to counsellors, psychotherapists, clinical psychologists and couples therapists at different stages of their career. I deliver both face to face training as well as online training on a wide range of topics. In the past I have worked as a lecturer on a counselling and coaching programme at the University of East London. I am well versed and comfortable with offering teaching and training.

Languages spoken

English, German