Clinical Director, Registered Psychotherapist, Qualified Supervisor
I have been working in psychotherapy since 2003. My background encompasses both the private mental health sector, and a NHS Mental Health Trust, working both 1:1 and in groups, and includes working in a cutting-edge therapeutic community. I have also worked for a mental health charity and as a student counsellor at an inner London university, so I have seen a diverse range of clients from many differing backgrounds and cultures, and with a wide range of presenting problems throughout my career. I continue to work with a wide variety of clients and presentations. I also work as a supervisor and mentor to other psychotherapists, and head up Beverley Blackman Associates, a psychotherapy and coaching clinic in Mayfair. Please see our website for more details on therapists' profiles.
I work integratively, meaning that I am able to draw on many different elements of psychotherapy in order to tailor the therapy to each individual's needs. By working this way, the whole of my attention is on you as a person and what your needs may be at that particular moment, rather than on following a set of pre-determined steps. I have an easy, sensitive, relational approach, and I work very much in collaboration with each individual. I focus on each client's present difficulties against a background of their past, looking specifically at their early relationships and environments, and helping them to create links between their past and their present to bring about understanding of why the difficulties they are experiencing may have occurred. I am experienced in weaving CBT and more cognitive elements into the therapy and find that the integration of all these elements of therapy, used appropriately, can make for a life-changing experience for each client, whether the work is short-term (up to 12 sessions), or open-ended.
My previous career as a lawyer has also given me much insight into the high levels of stress, and the weight of expectations, that many people experience in their day-to-day working lives, and the effects that this can have on their relationships both in and out of work, and on their health in general. Hence I also maintain strong connections with other medical and mental health specialists, complementary practitioners, and professionals from the business and legal sectors.
Sam Jones, Millenial Keynote Speaker, CEO of TwentySomeone: 'Expertise is common within the industry, but real passion is not. That is what Beverley radiates. She is warm, articulate and in turn, completely engaging. Beverley is a diamond and I will be recommending clients to her.'
Dr Maria Luca, Reader in Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology, Editor, JPCRR, Regents University London: 'Beverley is attentive, clever and highly articulate. Her energy and enthusiasm are positively contagious and her capacity for theorising on complex clinical issues is to be commended. She has the rare talent of moving between realms of thought, negotiating clinical understandings and unpacking client presentations. Without a doubt Beverley is developing rapidly into a very fine therapist.'
Charlotte Fox Weber, Head of Psychotherapy, The School of Life, London: "Beverley is an excellent, dedicated psychotherapist. She is thoughtful, bright, curious, and attentive. She's incredibly competent and skilled."
Training and qualifications
- UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, Qualified Supervisor
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, RSPP, London
- MA in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling, School of Psychotherapy & Counselling, RSPP, London
- Certificate in Supervision, The Grove, London
- Certificate in CBT, The Grove, London
- Certificate in Group Analysis, Institute of Group Analysis, London
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, WPF London
- Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling, SPCP, Regents College
The initial consultation is £85, with the ongoing fee negotiated during the session.
Low-cost therapy is available within the clinic with our trainee and junior therapists. Please contact us via the Welldoing link, or via the website. We will aim to get back to you within 24 hours (or on Monday morning if you contact us over the weekend).
Our qualified therapists are validated by a number of popular insurance companies - please see our website for more details: www.beverleyblackman.com
**We have just opened some new evening and daytime appointments - please contact us for details**