My name is Bilgi McDermott and I am a qualified and experienced Integrative Psychotherapist. Therapy offers you a chance to talk through your problems in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential setting. It is an opportunity to express and explore your thoughts and feelings in a deep and reflective way. This brings about self understanding.
My work as a therapist is based on the psychodynamic model. This has it’s roots in the psychoanalytic tradition.
As well as offering an emotionally supportive atmosphere, I work with my clients to identify and understand patterns in their thoughts, feelings and behaviour. This can involve making links between current experiences and also sometimes the past. Some attention is also paid to looking at how unconscious thoughts and feelings may affect how you currently feel and how you relate to others.
The experience of exploring your thoughts and feelings with another person can relieve a sense that you are alone with your problems. Also, greater self knowledge and understanding can enhance your relationship with yourself and others and improve your sense of choice and self esteem.
I also use CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) counselling techniques when appropriate.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and fully accredited by the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy). I am also a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist.
I hold a B.A in Business Studies and an M.A in Integrative Psychotherapy (Middlesex University)
Certificates in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) as well as Short Term Therapy and Couples Therapy and Hypnotherapy. I also have diploma in Integrative Supervision.
I have been running my own private practice in West London for the last twelve years
I am a member of the ICPT (International Council of Professional Therapists) and the Minster Centre.
My specialist areas include:
• anxiety and panic attacks
• workplace issues
• eating disorder
• early childhood issue
• child abuse
• sexuality and sexual identity
• bereavement and loss
• despair and loneliness
• crisis management
• post traumatic stress disorder
• relationship difficulties
• debt and financial issues
• age related issues
• domestic violence
I am available to see couples and individuals for short-term or open ended, long-term therapy.