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Carmen Joanne Ablack
Working with PEOPLE, PROCESSES and RESOLUTIONS


        UKCP registered and accredited psychotherapist
                                                      UKCP and HIPC recognised supervisor (Directory of Supervisors)

                                                                  Training and Organisational Development Consultancy
 


Where we can work together and fees information
I mainly practice in North London (N8) Hornsey / Turnpike Lane areas, I offer relationship / couple, individual and small group psychotherapy, clinical and non-managerial supervision and coaching services. I can offer services in NW1 for clients with access difficulties - this necessarily costs a little more as room fees are involved. You can contact me here

I operate a sliding scale of fees, you choose appropriate to your income and there is a set discount rate for all students and trainees (not just therapy trainees and students); please ask me about this when we meet for our initial discussion.
 
If you wish to contact me as an organisational development consultant / trainer, as a couples and groups mediator or as an individual, couples and group coach then please click on the relevant label on the left for more details. Sliding scales operate for these activities also, please ask me about these when we meet or speak.


How we can potentially work together

I am a well-trained and long-standing UKCP accredited registrant psychotherapist and my clinical approach is best described as integrative and integral-relational body-mind psychotherapy.
I often will see potential therapy clients and supervisees for an initial 30 minute consultation free of charge which allows us to get a sense of each other. Sometimes an initial paid session is indicated as the best means of us meeting. 

My methods and attitude actively engage your experience, aimed at opening up dialogue and co-learning through use of a wide and creative array of therapeutic interventions, psychologically depthful understandings and experience: including here & now and here & then methodologies from integrative psychotherapy, body psychotherapy, gestalt psychology and psychotherapy and existential understandings, amongst other influences from attachment based theories, systemic therapy, psychodynamic and psychoanalytic fields of study.

In my work as a therapist and supervisor I am paying attention to empathic attunement, understanding, sense and meaning-making and co-learning through paying attention to therapy relationship dynamics.
Coming to me for your therapy may involve working with touch or no touch, movement, breathing, creative experimentation, 'imaginal' exploration or visualisation techniques, as well as a variety of talking methodologies. I also aim towards us experiencing an embodiment of what is being said by us in words, behaviours and in our silences in between. I personally promote and believe in an understanding and experiencing of integration of relational perspectives with both body-mind awareness and the body of our work together being central.  These help to inform and develop towards an embodied intersubjective engagement in the therapeutic relationship that we would be sharing and creating together. 

Compatibility and Risk:
I will look at any potential risks for you from working within my approach, for example some forms of intervention may not be suitable for you, and thus my therapeutic work will be adapted to meet your specific needs. However, should risk and compatibility assessment show that a different approach or therapist may be of more benefit for you currently, then I will discuss this with you and support you to find a therapist who can meet your needs. I hold this consideration as an important ethical stance as a psychotherapist and as a responsible professional working with members of the public.

I regularly undertake supervision and continued professional development courses, workshops, seminars and other self-reflective and self-reflexive activities as part of my personal professional practice development.



I am an accredited and registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy
I am an accredited member of the European Association for Body Psychotherapy


I am a full member of:
   Gestalt Centre in London
   UK Association for Gestalt Psychotherapy
   Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy
  
Chiron Association of Body Psychotherapists
  
BAATN (Black, African, Afro-Caribbean and Asian Therapists Network)
                                                                       UK Association for Psychotherapy Integration