Listed below are some of the counsellors working at the centre with a summary of the areas they cover. if you are looking for a special disipline, you can choose by selecting one of the tabs. Once you are ready, call 0208 466 5671 to make an appointments All calls are diverted after hours so you can leave a message and know you will get a response ASAP.
Centre Director and Founder
Jenni Camplin • Couples • individuals • Relationship • Families • Boarding school survivors

MBACP (Snr. Accred) 1998


Diploma in Humanistic & Transpersonal Counselling 
Certificate in Counselling Skills.UKRC 
Registered Independent Counsellor
Diploma in Contextual Couples Counselling
Member COSRT

There are so many reasons people seek counselling whether it is a bereavement or loss of a partner through divorce, trauma from childhood experiences, depression, family conflict, relationship issues these are but a few. Whatever the concerns it may seem overwhelming to face these alone yet too painful to share. As a counsellor my aim is to offer support and  to provide a safe and confidential space  in which  clients can explore their feelings. This may lead to greater insight and self-awareness  and eventually explore ways to deal with situations and crises they may be facing.

Often taking that first step to contact a counsellor can feel very daunting but it may also feel like the beginning of a process, the first step to facing what is holding us back from living our lives more fully. Speaking to someone removed from our family situation and in a relaxed atmosphere may  enable us to talk more openly and honestly about difficult emotions such as anger and fear.

As a counsellor and therapist I have over 20 years experience in working with individuals couples families and groups. More recently as a boarding school survivor myself I became interested in working with other ex boarders.

I offer 55 minute sessions and my fees are £70.00 for individuals and £90.00 for couples. I am not available at weekends or evenings.

Gary Galano • Individuals and Couples • Relationships • Addictions

Training, Qualifications & Experience:
Diploma in Integrative Counselling

Have you had enough of being stuck in unhelpful patterns in your love life, at work or with your children? Are you struggling to recover from life experiences that have left you overwhelmed, stressed, frightened or frustrated? Do you struggle with negative beliefs about yourself or find it hard to manage your feelings? 

Is it time to rediscover a sense of calm, feel good about yourself and live your life to the full again?

Counselling can be a daunting prospect but I will try my hardest to make it a safe place to explore any issues you which to discuss. Counselling will help you discover new perspectives to your situation, challenge assumptions and identify how to make better choices. Individual counselling sessions last 50 minutes at a cost of £50 and Couples Counselling £60. I look forward to hearing from you.
YOU CAN HAVE THE LIFE YOU DESERVE.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am a member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I abide by their code of ethics.
Appointments available 7 days a week and evenings.

Rebecca Barker • Couples • Individuals
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma in Relationship Counselling (Relate Institute, London)
BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling (London)
Diploma in Counselling Skills (London)
Certificate in Bereavement and Loss (Bromley Counselling and Bereavement Service)


I am a fully qualified counsellor offering individuals and couples a safe and supportive environment to explore difficult feelings and issues.  My role is to provide you with a non judgemental and confidential environment where any issues you bring to our sessions are welcomed with an open mind and an ability to support you with warmth and understanding.   
I decided to train and qualify as a counsellor because I have gained so much in the past from being a client myself – both as an individual and as part of a couple.   I believe this gives me deeper empathy with how difficult it is to take that first step and entrust a stranger with deeply personal material.    
An initial telephone consultation helps to answer any questions you may have about counselling with me.  Evidence shows that the single most important factor in any successful outcome of therapy is the quality of the relationship offered by the counsellor.  This initial telephone call gives you an opportunity to speak to me and form an initial impression.     
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I abide by their ethical framework for good and safe practice in my work as a counsellor. 
I gained extensive experience working for several years as an honorary counsellor in the voluntary sector at a counselling and social work agency in South East London.    Issues I have worked with include depression and anxiety, bereavement and loss, childhood sexual and emotional abuse, issues of identity, low self esteem and relationship difficulties.   
In addition to a BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling, I hold a Diploma in Relationship Counselling from RELATE together with a Diploma and Certificates in Counselling Skills. 
I am trained in Bereavement Counselling by Bromley Counselling and Bereavement Service.  
As a RELATE trained couples counsellor I have worked for Relate here in Bromley and in other locations. 
Recently I completed an externship at The Bowlby Centre in North London in Emotionally Focussed Couple Therapywhich is a North American model of couples therapy.   EFCT is usually a short term (8-20 sessions), structured approach to couples therapy formulated in the 1980's and has developed alongside the science on adult attachment and bonding to expand our understanding about what is happening in couple relationships.
Ongoing training and continuous professional development is essential to the way I practice - I am currently studying Systemic Practice with Families and Couples at the Institute of Family Therapy in North London.    Systemic practice is a therapeutic approach which involves working respectfully and effectively with people in ways that consider their important relationships, the effect on relationships of cross-generational family myths and patterns, the impact of the lifecycle on people as individuals and in relationships and the different systems and contexts in which they live.
I offer weekly or fortnightly 50 minute sessions @ £45 per session for individuals and £60.00 for couples.   
Please contact me to discuss availability for open ended or short term counselling for individuals and couples. 
Penny Carter • EMDR • Individuals

Accredited Member of EMDR Association (UK & Ireland)
Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors
and Psychotherapists (BACP) and a member of 
United Kingdom Register of Counsellors (UKRC)
Masters degree (MSc) in Therapeutic Counselling
 

Appointments available weekdays and evenings only

I have worked in private practice for 12 years and have also spent 5 years working in a GP practice and 5 years in a Alcohol agency. In recent years I have concentrated on my private practice and have gained great experience in most areas of general counselling including anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss of self confidence. I am trained as an integrative counsellor, and use CBT techniques when appropriate.

I work both long term and short term depending on the presenting issues and the client’s requirements. In the past 6 years I have also specialised in working with trauma, both isolated incidents such as road traffic accidents or attacks and complex trauma such as can result from early childhood trauma, childhood abuse both physical and emotional. As part of this ongoing specialisation I have undertaken training and am a fully accredited EMDR therapist. In my experience this form of therapy can be highly effective in a multitude of cases helping the client to process their experiences and memories, which may still be emotionally driving them in the present. Please contact me for further information on EMDR if you feel this could help you.

Above all I believe the relationship is the most important and relevant part of successful therapy. Building a relationship of trust between me and the client is of paramount importance, and is the cornerstone of any effective therapy, helping you the client, to make the changes necessary to improve your life and help to make it the fulfilling experience you deserve, no longer driven by issues that belong in the past.

Sheryl Whyte • Individuals Couples Supervision for Counsellors
Diploma In Integrative Counselling, 
Diploma In Supervision, MBACP

It is far from unhealthy to want to seek counselling when you feel unable to sort your problems out alone. Although counselling can seem a difficult journey at first, it can help to give you the skills, confidence and control that you need in order to challenge old patterns of behaviour.’ As a qualified Counsellor, my experience includes working for Bexley & Greenwich Resource for Alcohol, and for Family Matters (counselling adult survivors of sexual abuse). I have also worked in the NHS and private care sector, which has given me the discipline and grounding now integral in my practice. I have been working in private practice at The Centre for Counselling, Training & Therapy since 2001.

My practice is based upon an integrative approach, whereby I combine various counselling therapies, and use them to meet the individual needs of each client, helping with problems such as: Anger, Addictions, Anxiety & Depression, Loss & Bereavement, Low Self-Esteem, Relationship Issues and Work-related Stress. I offer counselling at £45.00 per 50 minute session, and offer a free telephone assessment before making an appointment. Low-cost counselling sessions can be negotiated in special circumstances.

As well as Counselling, I also Supervise Counsellors in practice (trainees and qualified) to BACP requirements of 1.5 hours per month, at a fee of £35-£50.00. I am an individual member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, and adhere to their code of ethics and practice.

Leah O'Shaughnessy • Individuals • Integrative Counsellor

Level 5 CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Level 4 CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
Bereavement Training (Ascentis) with Cruse Bereavement Care
Certificate in Proficiency (BACP)
volunteer counsellor at Cruse Bereavement Care, secondary school working with adolescents
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I am a professionally qualified and experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist offering long and short term counselling to individuals over 16 years of age. 
Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed by life's pressures and difficulties and this can cause problems such as anxiety and depression. Past or present issues can cause emotional turmoil and it can be difficult to make sense of life's puzzle. I offer a safe, warm, non judgmental environment where you might be able to put some of the pieces back together.
I work integratively, meaning I can draw on different theories to suit each individual client, their needs and issues. If you don't want to explore childhood issues that's ok. If you would like to explore early attachment and get in touch with your inner child that's ok too. I know from my own experience of therapy that it takes a lot of courage to take that first step, and I will do my best to make you feel relaxed, settled and comfortable.
My areas of expertise include loss and bereavement, trauma, anxiety, depression, low self esteem and helping you find meaning in your life. I am also interested in the relationship between body and mind, as well as spiritual and faith issues.
Sessions last 50 minutes and are usually weekly. Fees:Individual Counselling £45 Student counsellors £40
I am in regular supervision and am fully insured.
I am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to its ethical guidelines and standards, assuring clients of high standards of professional care

To arrange an appointment please call the Centre on 02084665671
Denise Golding • Individuals • Young People

PG Dip Psychosynthesis
PG Dip Therapeutic Application of the Arts
MSc Applied Social Studies/CQSW
BACP/HCPC

About me: I offer:
-Individual counselling with adults and young people from the age of 11.
-Attachment based parent-child or family work
-Parent support and coaching, for parents of children with challenging behaviour
-Individual support to Looked After Children or Children, Young People and Adults affected by adoption

My additional qualifications:
I am a certified instructor in the Great Behaviour Breakdown, a parenting programme for parents of challenging behaviour
I have Foundation Level systemic family therapy training as well as Theraplay Level 1 and Dyadic Developmental Therapy Level 1 and 2

My work has included counselling young people and adults, in addition to many years working in the field of adoption and fostering with Looked After and Adopted Children and their families. 

About you:
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed?  Are you experiencing low moods or unwanted thoughts?  Are you struggling to come to terms with past adverse life experiences? Are there patterns of behaviour that you would like to change but find it hard to?
If so you may find counselling helpful…
Psychosynthesis counselling explores how your thoughts and feelings affect your emotional and physical well-being. It helps to identify unhelpful patterns of behaviour, which may have developed over time, as well as unresolved losses or painful life events from the past.
Psychosynthesis recognises that all these habitual ways of relating and thinking impact the present and can prevent from living life to the full and achieving your goals.
Psychosynthesis has links to CBT and Mindfulness as well addressing past issues in so far as they impact the present.

About us working together:
I will aim to create a safe space for you to explore your current difficulties and express your feelings. This can be through talking and use of the creative arts, in order to facilitate awareness of patterns of behaviour and process unresolved life events which may be blocking you from achieving your potential. Once you have awareness, then there is choice and therefore possibility of change.
Psychosynthesis is suitable as a short term or longer term therapy and we can use our initial meeting to see whether this is the right counselling for you and if so to agree time scales and form a working agreement.   
I adhere to the BACP and HCPC ethical guidelines and framework and aim to provide an anti-discriminatory service.  

Fees:
£45 per 50mins session
Some concessions available for people on low income

Ellie Simmonds • Couples • Individuals

MBACP (Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
Registered by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. 
Qualified Individual and Couple Counsellor
BA (Hons) Counselling
Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Psychodynamic, Humanistic, CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Diploma in Social Work
Diploma in Higher Education
Certificate in Couple Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills 
Bereavement Training with Bromley Community Bereavement Services
Alcohol Training with Bromley Alcohol Advisory Services
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I am qualified to work with individuals or couples and I would like to help you with the problems you are now facing. I can offer appointments of 50 mins  any daytime or evening Monday-Friday for either long or short-term counselling. 

I am experienced in working with adults on a 1:1 basis or couples with a  wide range of issues including:-  relationship issues/ difficulties, anxiety, depression, anger management, stress, lack of assertiveness, low-self esteem and bereavement. 

We can all become temporarily overwhelmed at times but by considering counselling you are taking the first step towards doing something about it. Counselling can enable you to find a more positive way forward within a safe, relaxed, confidential, non-judgemental environment. You will be able to talk to me about anything you choose. 

I welcome clients of any sexual orientation and with any racial or multi-cultural difference.
I offer a free initial telephone consultation. Please contact the Centre and ask that they refer you to me personally. 

I am committed to working in accordance with the BACP  professional code of ethics. Available weekdays and
evenings only

Christina Williams • Couples • Individuals • Young People

MBACP 
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling
BTEC Level 3 Counselling Skills 
Experience of working with children aged 11 – 18 years.

Counselling aims to help clients work towards a more satisfying and peaceful experience of life Counselling can provide you with the opportunity to talk through issues and work with the counsellor to achieve some understanding and resolution to many problems or concerns. .I aim to provide a secure place where you can feel heard, understood and accepted without feeling judged and where you can feel supported enough to explore painful and difficult thoughts and feelings. 
My work covers a wide range of issues including relationship difficulties, mental/physical abuse, anger, anxiety, bereavement, loss, bullying, self-harm, depression and trauma. I also have experience of working with adults, young people and couples. Whilst working in a domestic abuse agency I gained experience in helping both survivors of abuse and those wanting to end violent or abusive behaviour towards a partner. 
I offer both long term, face-to-face and short term work, according to individual needs.
My therapeutic model uses the theories and methods from various schools of counselling to create a unique way of working with each individual client.

As a member of the BACP I adhere to their code of ethics. 
Daytime and evening appointments available 
Fees £45.00 per 50 minute session 
Some limited availability for counselling students at £35.

To make an appointment with Christina please call The Centre on 02084665671

Sehar Khan • Couples • Bereavement Counselling • Integrative Counsellor

UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
Adv. Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling
Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling
BA (Hons) Psychosocial Studies

To have found yourself on this website it’s likely that there is something in your life that you’re struggling with.  Many people find that speaking with an independent person separate from their everyday lives can help to give a different perspective on what they’re going through, and can also facilitate a space for them to share what they’re feeling with no judgement in a safe environment.  
My approach is Integrative which means I use different theoretical approaches to support my clients depending on their needs and the nature of the presenting issue. My specialist area is Bereavement and Loss, where I have worked with various types of bereavement from miscarriage, illness, and accidents to suicide and homicide.  I also work with grief that is not always openly recognised as grief such as infertility. My practice is not limited to this area however and I have worked with numerous clients with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, self-awareness, identity & belonging, and relationship issues.  My experience includes co-ordinating a bereavement service for children and young people, working for a service dedicated to suicide bereavement, running support groups and training on how to support people through their grief.  I have also worked as a Team Leader for BUPA Psychological Services, in their EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) and as a private practitioner for a Counselling Service in Uxbridge.   
The most important thing for therapy to succeed is the relationship built between the client and therapist.  I endeavour to create a safe, holding, trusting and supportive space. I believe with the right support we all have the potential to change the things we want to change and build a better relationship with ourselves and
those around us.  
My fees are £55 per session, some concessional places available for £35

Cheryl Williams • Integrative Counsellor • Psychotherapist • Individuals • Couples

Dip.Couns. (Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Integrative) 
MBACP (Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) 
Specialist bereavement training with Lewisham Bereavement Counselling
Working towards Foundation Degree in Counselling

Life can be challenging and sometimes it can feel difficult to share your thoughts and feelings with family and friends or to cope on your own, I believe counselling can help you to find a way forward. Working from an integrative approach, I combine psychodynamic theory, humanism and CBT, tailoring therapy to the individual needs of my client. I believe the therapeutic relationship is fundamental and I offer a confidential, safe and non-judgmental space, supporting clients to explore aspects of their life, thoughts, feelings and behaviour openly and freely.

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including: Bereavement and loss, depression, anxiety, low-self esteem, eating disorders, relationship difficulties and obsessive compulsive disorders. In addition to private practice I work as a volunteer bereavement counsellor for a charity in the London Borough of Lewisham.

I offer an initial no obligation telephone consultation to explore your current concerns and answer any questions you may have about counselling. If you decide I am the right counsellor for you I offer both open-ended counselling and short-term solution focused therapy.

As a registered member of the BACP I abide by their code of ethics and have completed the BACP Certificate of Proficiency demonstrating ethical 
and competent practice.

Fees: Individuals £45 and couples £70. Availability: Weekdays, Monday and Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. I have limited spaces available for counselling students at a reduced fee.

Tina Waterhouse • Individuals • Young People

BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Registered Member BACP (Accred)
BA (Hons) Counselling
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling: integration of Person-centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies.
Diploma in Counselling Skills
Further training in:  Relationship Psychology, Addictions, Sexual and Physical Abuse, Anger and Anxiety issues.
Registered member of the British Association of Counselling Practitioners (MBACP)

In counselling it is widely accepted that in helping clients to understand themselves by addressing their fears and concerns they can regain control over their lives. I believe the ability to do this is within us all but at times when other ‘life’ issues take over we can lose sight of our own strengths: A safe, non-judgemental space for exploration of these issues can provide the guidance and support needed to allow us to look at what is happening within our world and how we might bring about changes that will enhance our sense of well-being.  
However counselling isn’t always easy and in some cases it takes great courage for people to ask for support with their problems: Therapy may lead to looking at our inner selves in order to initiate change or break destructive patterns. My counselling model allows me to help clients work through and manage whatever issue has brought them to seek the confidential space that therapy provides.
I have gained invaluable experience in practice with prisoners in HMPS; an Inner London multi-cultural School with children from 8 years of age; a community- based service in Bromley offering therapy in both short-term and long-term models and I still currently practice in a South London Primary-Care setting. I have worked extensively with young people in the care system whose issues range from family neglect and subsequent removal from harmful environments to sexual and physical abuse, drug addiction and the resultant issues of identity and self-worth.
I also operate a private practice here at The Centre for Counselling where I can assist with a wide range of personal and generic issues such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, early childhood experiences, anger, life changes such as redundancy or divorce, loss or bereavement and trauma. My therapeutic model and training allows me to adapt to offering therapy on a short or long-term basis: This is governed by what you the client needs and what is also financially viable.
Feesfor a 50-minute session are £45.00.

John Harding • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) practitioner

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) practitioner
Diploma in Health Studies
Cert. In Group Analysis (Institute of Group Analysis)
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Registered Mental Nurse (RMN)

What is CAT? - I work primarily using CAT, which brings together ideas and understandings from different therapies into one user-friendly and effective therapy. CAT offers a way of thinking about yourself differently. Finding out exactly what your problems and difficulties are; how they started; how they affect your everyday life – your relationships such as with your partner, family, friends and your working life and your choices of how to get the best out of life.
Change - Change comes from thinking about the importance of these relationships, including the relationship you have with yourself and identifying how certain patterns may now be holding you back. CAT helps you to discover the ways of doing things differently that are available to you to make your life better for yourself and those close to you. It is a programme of therapy that is tailored to meet your needs and to your own manageable goals for change. It is a time-limited therapy, usually between 16-24 weekly sessions. Why now? -People often wish they could change things to make life more manageable, but don’t know where to start. Questions like “why do I always end up feeling like this” become more answerable.Whose it for? -CAT has been used successfully to treat resistant depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addiction and obsessional problems.

About me - I have over twenty years experience working in the NHS as a mental health professional and bring this wealth of experience into my practice. I have worked as a psychotherapist for the past ten years in the NHS. I am a member of the Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapists (ACAT) All my work is supervised and I adhere to the ethics of ACAT

Clive Kipling • Couples • Individuals • Integrative Counsellor • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

I hold Diplomas in Time and Stress Management Counselling, Integrative Counselling
(BACP Accredited ) and Certificates in CISD facilitation and Couples Counselling.


In addition I also use my training and experience gained from working in medical science; and in the business world; and in a Hospice - caring for and supporting patients and their families.

I have extensive experience working with individuals and couples and in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

Donna Dass • Hypnosis and Psychotherapy

Bachelor of Science (Hons)
Diploma of Higher Education in Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and counselling
MNRHP (Member of National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists)

I am a registered member of the National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists. I have ten years of experience in Hypno – Psychotherapy and counselling. I have also worked within the NHS as a counsellor and a hypnotherapist for breast cancer patients.

As a qualified hypno-psychotherapist, I offer hypnosis and psychotherapy sessions for various problems including smoking, alcohol related issues, drug addictions, eating disorders, stress, anxiety (including performance anxiety, pre-operative anxiety, Examination/driving test nerves), low self esteem, lack of confidence, coping with cancer/chemotherapy and terminal illness. My therapeutic approach varies according to unique individual needs. 

As a responsible, trained hypno – psychotherapist, I abide by the code of ethical and professional conduct laid down by National Register of Hypnotherapists and psychotherapists.

My costs are £45 per session and each session lasts 50 – 55 minutes.

Gary Marshall • Cognative Behaviour Therapy• Specialising in Alcohol and Drug issues 

Qualified integrative counsellor, I am a trained CBT, psychodynamic and person Centred therapist. MBACP
Having extensive experience in working with addictions, in the private sector, for a number of years. I also have extensive experience supporting men to work through their emotional and relational difficulties.

I am a qualified counsellor registered with the BACP and the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals. As an integrative therapist I adapt my therapeutic approach to meet each clients individual needs, in this way I offer practical solutions in order to solve a multitude of problems , specialising in Alcohol and Drug issues for both the users and the family members who are affected by these issues.
Working toward building trusting relationship with clients helping to support the exploration of any difficulties you may be experiencing. In this we can work with setting goals and changing the way we think, feel and respond to life’s problems.
I also work using a psycho-dynamic approach with clients who wish to explore early life experiences which may be negatively influencing their current relationships with others.
In this offering support to understand the origin of any unhelpful or unwanted automatic responses to life, enabling them to choose new and more empowering ways of relating to the people who matter most to them.
I have extensive experience working with people who have been affected by addiction, depression and anger issues.
Offering a safe and confidential space in which you will be heard and given the opportunity to explore and work through any issues or concerns you may be experiencing in any area of your life.
My private practice is situated in central Bromley. Bromley South and Bromley North train stations are both within 5 minutes walk and there are plenty of buses.

David Plant • Couples • Psychodynamic Counselling

Member of The Guild of Psychotherapists
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF Counselling)

I am currently only available to see couples and individuals who have issues
related to adoption.

I have over twenty years experience of counselling individuals and couples, including young people. Depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, loss, relationship difficulties, work related problems, addictions and other self harming behaviours have all featured in my practice. I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and abide by the code of ethics of both organisations.

I am an experienced adoption practitioner having worked in this field for many years; I counsel all parties to adoption.

I work psychodynamically. This means I seek to link people’s familiar painful and difficult feelings and problematic ways of relating to themselves and others - to unconscious processes rooted in earlier life experience. These patterns will be there in the counselling room and played out in the therapeutic relationship. They can then be named, thought about and given meaning to with a view to substantial change being made. Out of our work together clients will hopefully get more in touch with the good things inside them and become freer to lead more creative and fulfilling lives.

Fees are between £95 - £105 for couples. However, I am willing to consider a reduced fee for people on low incomes.

Franca Umukoro • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy • Couples • Individuals

 I have completed a Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling and hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Counselling both from the University of Greenwich.
My approach is Integrative (incorporating Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy). My other languages are Spanish and French.

I have experience of working both within the voluntary and private sector where my clients included individuals couples and children from ages 5 – 13. I offer both long and short term counselling. Counselling provides a safe and supportive space where you can explore emotional or psychological issues that may be bothering you. It is a space where you can talk about anything without the fear of being judged or criticised which can result in you have a better insight and lead to growth.
Counselling enables you to explore past experiences and gain insight into patterns of behaviour and how you interact with others. Counselling can be useful in understanding the impact of early years experiences on our behaviour as adults. 
Fees
Individuals - £45.00 per session 
Couples - £65.00 per session
Children from age 5 - £40.00
Concessions negotiable with clients on low income and students

Clair Draper • integrative counsellor • children • young people

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

As an integrative counsellor,  I have a solid foundation in a wide variety of theoretical approaches. In my work, I draw upon psychodynamic, humanistic, integrative and CBT. 
I combine a supportive, non-judgemental style whilst being appropriately challenging, creating an environment that is accepting and empowering. 
I have worked for several years alongside a variety of individual clients, with a focus on family, work and relational issues. I have an enhanced DBS certificate and I am fully qualified.

My training and broad range of experience enables me to assess the counselling needs of clients, and to recommend the most suitable approach.  Therapy can’t erase a difficult past but it can support you in moving on in your life by increasing your self worth and thereby your self esteem.

Working with Children and Young People
My specialty is working with children between the ages of 5 and 18 years of age
• Do you find your child is often angry for no apparent reason? 
• Their performance at school is slipping? 
• They are withdrawn and you cannot reach them? 

This is when as a therapist, I can work alongside your child in a therapeutic relationship to help them normalise their feelings and experiences; helping your child during therapy to improve their emotional wellbeing. Working with children as a therapist is something I enjoy and have been very successful in the past.   One of my therapeutic methods whilst working with children is play therapy.  My approach is to work with the child so that together we can find a way for them to say what’s troubling them.  My success in this kind of work is built on a firm foundation around the relationship of me and the child.  It helps to have some time together for an initial assessment and I can make appointments on request.

I have worked in many schools and agencies, such as Place 2 Be and Corelli College.  I have also worked with clients who have issues with drugs and alcohol, which was undertaken at Bromley CRI and I also worked at The Centre of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and worked with anger management and work related stress using CBT.

To arrange an appointment with me please call the centre on 02084665671
Emma Doorish • Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor 

Ma hons in Psychology.
Certificate in Counselling.
Certificate in Hypnotherapy.
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

With more than ten year’s experience in psychotherapeutic therapy,  I adopt a flexible approach  treating each client on an individual basis. I specialise in behaviour modification using Focus based therapy. Drawing upon principles of CBT, hypnotherapy and Transactional Analysis to create short-term therapy goals. I aim to create positive and forward looking programmes that take the whole person into consideration. Looking at both past and presenting factors to create positive changes in the here and now and lasting changes for the future.
I specialise in stopping smoking and give a 12 month free top up guarantee which means I will not give up on you until you give up smoking!
However not all issues can be resolved in a few sessions. Some presenting issues and some clients need the slowing down process of therapy. Creating a safe space where together we can explore issues in a gentle and honest way. 
My availability is Tuesday Wednesday and Fridays from 10am to 8pm.

Please contact me via the Centre on 02084665671 for an initial consultation

Karen Orlebar • Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor • individuals • children and young people

Diploma Integrative Counselling Adults and Children                                    

Sometimes it’s difficult to talk about your feelings and what’s on your mind. Talking to a therapist can help you cope with difficulties and support you to make a positive change.
I’m a qualified counsellor practising for several years with experience of providing community based counselling. I also work with a leading children’s Mental Health Charity in Primary and Secondary schools.
I’ve worked with client’s who’ve experienced issues including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Anger
  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Work related struggles
  • Trauma & Abuse
  • Life events (past & present)
  • Parenting & Parenthood

Also providing counselling for children and adolescents.
I’m experienced school counsellor with extensive knowledge and experience of working therapeutically with children and adolescents through the mediums of play, creative work and talking. Some of the problems I’ve helped children with include:

  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Self-Harm
  • Parental separation & divorce
  • Bereavement
  • Transitions : including primary to secondary school
  • Relationships
  • Exam pressures
  • Behavioural difficulties

I offer weekly or fortnightly sessions @£45 per session, this can be open ended or short term. 
To make an appointment please call the Centre on 02084665671

Louise Jarvis • individuals • psychodynamic therapist
Masters in Counselling                                   

About me

I strongly believe that becoming more self aware and understanding our patterns of behaviour can provide us with opportunity to make positive change.  

I have had alopecia (hair loss) from a young age and feel this has hugely influenced my work, especially in regard to difference, self confidence and identity. Also, having worked in a very stressful, fast paced environment for many years, I appreciate how it can feel to be faced with pressure, tension and anxiety associated with the workplace.
I fully understand how life can throw challenges at us at any time!

About you and us

You may be at a crisis point or just wanting to understand yourself better and what makes you behave in certain ways.  Either way, starting counselling can sometimes be a daunting process.  My role is to help you navigate your way through your feelings and thoughts and to support you in discovering the outcome of your desires and needs.

By working closely together in a safe, confidential and gentle manner, we can explore these with the aim of gaining insight and understanding that can aid you now and in the future.
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My availability is daytimes and some evenings All sessions are 50 minutes, meeting once a week Fees are £55.00.
To arrange an appointment please call the Centre on 02084665671
Nicole Bender • Individuals • Integrative Counsellor

CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Certificate in Understanding Substance misuse
CRUSE Awareness in Bereavement Care
Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

Sometimes life is difficult. Issues from the past and present can affect us all at any time in our lives and leave us feeling unbalanced. Talking to a trained person can help make sense of certain difficulties and problems, thereby encouraging you to make positive changes and providing you with learning tools to deal with these issues.
A very important aspect of therapy is the therapeutic relationship taking place in the counselling room. The whole scenario may seem daunting but we will build a relationship based on trust. My aim is to give you time and space in a non-judgmental and confidential safe environment to discuss and explore your problems and concerns.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor. My approach varies according to your individual needs, thus enabling us to deal with a wide range of problems. Working together, we seek to tackle challenges or issues that you may be facing. Individuals think, feel and act in different ways. As an Integrative counsellor I can work with you to produce a unique therapy adapted to suit your needs. 
I have extensive experience working with all types of anxiety, depression and addiction (sex, internet, gambling, shopping, food, substance abuse including legal highs). We can work through these issues and many more, tackling any of the following: abuse, affairs and betrayal, abortion, bereavement, childhood trauma, co-dependent relationships, domestic violence, fear of intimacy, low self-esteem, familial and marital issues (adoption, step family, divorce and separation
Jo Ollard  • Massage & Reflexology

Jo Ollard has been a therapist for over 25yrs with qualifications in both deep tissue and sports massage.

Using a holistic approach to her work enables to Jo offer massage to release muscle tension, realign posture, and manage aches and pains. These are also beneficial for dealing with stress and inducing deep relaxation.

This can be achieved through a full body massage or by focusing on specific areas such as neck and back or even face and scalp. Wherever tension is most felt.

Jo is also qualified in Reflexology, which can help to manage a large variety of ailments from sleep problems to depression, headaches and premenstrual tension.

Since qualifying Jo has gained much of her experience through many years of working in a number of locations including large health clubs and spas where her expertise has benefitted many clients with a variety of ailments to physically and mentally relax thereby reducing their symptoms.

To make an appointment with Jo please contact the Centre on 02084665671
Susanna Stein • Family Mediator

BA, MA, PGCE, Dip. Counselling,
ADRg, FMA, MBACP, Resolution (Affiliate.)
Family Mediator/ Consultant

A qualified independent Family Mediator and a member of ADRg (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Family Register and a member of FMA (Family Mediators Association) Suzanna has a counselling background. A member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy ) and an Affiliate Member of Resolution, the Family Lawyers Organisation, she offers mediation to those in stressful conflict situations. 

Suzanna Stein Family mediator FMCA is now qualified to see children, for separate, confidential consultation, as part of the mediation process, if both parents approve, and if the child agrees.
The 'voice of the child' is very important when parents separate, and decisions are being taken about the future arrangements for the child/children. These decisions will have a direct bearing on the child's well-being and happiness. It has been shown that giving children a voice can make a significant difference to the outcomes achieved, improving relationships, helping with the transition and generally lowering anxieties in both parents and children

Suzanna has over 25 years’ combined specialist experience as a counsellor, and a mediator, working with relationship and family and work problems. A former Head of Counselling, and Head of Student Support at the University of Greenwich, she offered mediation services there and ran training programmes in  both Counselling and Mediation Skills. Now working freelance in her family mediation, Suzanna uses a Humanistic and Integrative approach, favouring facilitative and transformative mediation. She reconciles separating or divorcing couples and individuals in conflict, to reach negotiated and fair outcomes, and has a wealth of experience in using mediation as a form of alternative dispute resolution.  She mediates all issues- relationship and work and financial and property disputes, contact arrangements over children and any other areas requiring resolution. Family Mediation in separation and divorce offers a quicker, less stressful and cheaper alternative to settling matters through litigation.  Clients may be self referred or referred by counsellors, solicitors, or Citizens Advice. Legal Aid funded mediation is not offered at present however reasonable private rates apply which are competitive.

Jane Kerr • Family Mediator

BA, CPE, LPC,
FMC, FMA,

Jane started her career in the city at the age of sixteen, in private banking, before completing a degree in psychology and later a Graduate Diploma in Law.  Jane has worked in the charitable and voluntary sector as a mediator and advocate for any years.  She completed her bar finals, called to the bar in 2003.  She later completed the vocational stage of training as a solicitor, developing skills in advocacy, as well as Alternative Dispute Resolution and negotiation.  Jane has spent the last ten years in management, for a beacon London council, offering legal advice and mediation to families and individuals in difficulty.  Jane offers a structured approach to family mediation, usually seeing clients for 3-4 sessions, before reaching agreement.

Jane trained with the Family Mediators Association and is registered with the Family Mediation Council.  She runs KFM as a private mediation practice and works across Kent, Sussex and South London.

Ending and moving on from a relationship can feel chaotic and overwhelming.  In family mediation, Jane gives separating couples an opportunity to decide for themselves what to do about their children and finances.  Mediation works by helping people find practical solutions that feel fair.  Clients are encouraged to co-operate with one another to negotiate and find their own ways to move forward with their lives.  Research shows that family mediation can cost a quarter of the price and take a quarter of the time of going to court and, more importantly, it can ensure better results for families too.

Please contact Jane either by calling the Centre for Counselling on 02084665671

 

Dr Shamila Josephs • Clinical Psychologist

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - Salomons, Canterbury Christchurch University (2009). 
BSc Psychology – University of Warwick (1998)Registered member of Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the regulatory body for Clinical Psychologists

I have worked within a variety of NHS clinical services since 2000. Most of my career has been spent working in Bromley, Lewisham and Southwark where I have gained experience of working with a wide range of clients using different therapeutic approaches. I specialise in CBT oriented therapy and as a Clinical Psychologist I am also trained in psychodynamic, systemic and attachment approaches which I will draw on depending on the client's needs. 
I have experience of working in NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and NHS Paediatric Services. This has led me to develop particular skills in working with children, adolescents and their families to address a range of emotional, behavioural and relationship problems.
I have also worked in several adult psychology services providing 1:1 therapy for adults experiencing emotional and psychological difficulties. 
The therapeutic relationship is at the center of my practice and I always aim to provide a confidential, non-judgmental space for clients to explore their difficulties, gain more understanding and develop healthier ways of coping.  
The types of problems I work with

  • Low mood / depression
  • Anxiety and worry
  • Exam stress
  • Stress management
  • Anger
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Eating problems
  • Self harm
  • Trauma
  • Behaviour and attachment problems
  • Low self esteem
  • Social anxiety
  • Relationship problems

What is CBT? 
The National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE) recommends Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for a range of psychological and emotional difficulties. CBT is a type of talking therapy that focuses on your thoughts (cognitions) and your behaviour.  It is based on the idea that people's thoughts, behaviour and emotions are all linked.  For example the way we think about a situation can affect the way we feel and the way we act in that situation. If situations are interpreted as negative then we might experience negative emotions as a result, and those bad feelings might lead us to behave in a certain way.  
It is easy for negative thinking patterns to develop.  CBT is a collaborative process where I will work with you to identify and challenge any negative thinking patterns and behaviours that may be causing you difficulty.  We will think together about how these patterns can be changed.  This may focus on what’s going on in your life right now, but you may also find it helpful to think about your past experiences to try and identify how these patterns of thinking have developed throughout your life.
What to expect 
For most people making the decision to see a psychologist is a big step.  Many feel that talking does not come easily and may be apprehensive about embarking on therapy.  For this reason we would usually start with a phone conversation which will be an opportunity for you to find out more about what psychological therapy involves. It will also give me an idea of what you are needing help with. The first session will be an assessment where you will have the opportunity to talk about the problems you are having.  We will decide together whether CBT is the right approach for you and I can tell you about other types of therapy I offer.  
The number of session required will depend on the nature of the problems, usually a minimum of 6 sessions will be offered. Each session will be 50 minutes long. 
Fees £90.00 for 50 minute session

Dr Sue Forrest • Individuals • Clinical Psychologist

I have been working in the NHS for the last 13 years meeting with people who have had different struggles in their life. These may have started in childhood, or developed in adulthood. My role in the first instance has been to listen, empathise, and let someone know that I have heard their story. After that we make sense of these experiences, and find other more helpful ways to manage and move forward.

I work with people who have a range of difficulties including anxiety (like agoraphobia, social phobia, panic attacks, OCD), depression, bipolar affective disorder, and low self-esteem. I have a special interest in providing therapy to people who have experienced specific traumas. This includes road traffic or work-related accidents, domestic violence, sexual assault, or childhood abuse.  I also work with war-related trauma either with Veterans or people who have lived in war-torn areas.  People who suffer with PTSD often experience other difficulties including increased irritability or aggression, withdrawal from the outside world, depression and heightened anxiety. Together, we are able to find a way to help you manage these difficulties so that you are able to regain control in your life.

Therapy involves reducing distress by exploring the links between our experiences and the sense we make of them. I do this by drawing on a number of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), compassion focused therapy, trauma-focused CBT and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR; Part 3 trained). These models have a strong evidence base for their effectiveness in reducing distress.

Life can be difficult and therefore it’s not surprising that sometimes we’re overwhelmed. Most importantly, I believe that people are resilient, and I always hold on to hope that change and recovery are possible.

Isis Davidson Olsson • Children Services • Adult Services 
• Learning Disability Services • Older Adults

Chartered Psychologist British Psychological Society (172392) 
HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist (PYL29327)
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology DClinPsy
BSc Hons. Psychology

I am a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health Care Professionals Council and a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society. I have been working within the NHS since 2007 and during this time I have had direct experience working for a variety of Specialist Services, including: 
• Children Services 
• Adult Services 
• Learning Disability Services 
• Older Adult Services 
• Perinatal Services
 - Mother and Baby 
I currently work in a Paediatric Liaison Service, where I see children, young people, parents and families experiencing distress. Some of the work I am involved in, focuses on distress related to a chronic health condition. However, more often than not, I see people experiencing distress related to their general mental health, personal life, traumas and/or relationships. In addition to this, I have a specialist interest in the parenting experience and have completed doctoral level research on how the parenting experience can be disrupted by specific experiences. More than this however, is my experience of working with a wide variety of people, all of whom were experiencing their own very personal struggle with psychological distress related to a behaviour they felt unable to control, emotions they did not understand, thoughts they were unable to manage, experiences they found painful or life events which had impacted on their wellbeing. As a result of my training and experience, I feel able to work with a wide range of difficulties, including: 
Mental Health • Anxiety Depression Post-natal Depression ASD Eating Disorders 
Personal • Life Transition & Adjustment Issues Self Esteem & Self Development Life / Personal Coaching Behaviour Problems Grief and Loss Race / Gender / Sexuality / Religion 
Trauma • Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse Bullying PTSD 
General Health • Chronic Disease Management Pain Management Terminal Illness Weight Management 
Stress Management Relationships Conflict Resolution Couples Therapy Cross-cultural Parenting Relationships Estrangement 
Work / Community• Workplace Bullying Leadership Work Stress

As an Integrative Practitioner, people and their experiences are central to my approach and I use all my psychological knowledge and experience to work with them in understanding and intervening on the difficulties they face in a way that best fits their approach to life.

Kate Chatters • Individuals • families • specialist autism support

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - DClinPsy
BSc Hons. Psychology
HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist
NHS Principal Clinical Psychologist

About me: I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years NHS experience where I treat a wide range of difficulties and supervise a small team of therapists. I am trained in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety, depression, stress and many other problems. I have interests in Schema Focused Therapy, mindfulness based approaches and strengths based CBT. I use approaches as recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence and my clients can be assured that the therapy chosen will be the best fit for their particular problem.

Supporting Families: 
I have additional specialist skills in working with families. As a mother of two children myself, I fully appreciate that being a parent can be hugely rewarding - but is at times the most difficult job you will ever do! My goal is to share your goals and use my experience to support you and your family to a more manageable family life whatever problems you may be facing. 
In the NHS, I support parents of adult children with autism and learning disabilities who may have behaviour that is very challenging. As a professional with many years experience in managing challenging behaviour - no situation is too difficult to address or without hope! 
Using an approach called Positive Behaviour Support to reduce difficult or challenging behaviours with positive strategies. I help families to build an understanding of the problem, to understand what function the behaviour may serve. We then work together to develop a plan of action based on this. We initially work with proactive strategies- strategies that hopefully prevent the behaviours occurring in the first place. We also look at developing reactive strategies - a plan of what to do after the behaviours occur. This is the approach now adopted by most leading national organisations. 

Specialist Autism Support: 
I am able to adapt therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for those who may have learning difficulties, learning disabilities or autism.  I am trained in the 'gold standard' diagnostic assessments for autism in both adults and children (over the age of 30 months). 

Fees: £60 per session (50 minutes)
First Steps: The first step is the hardest on your journey to a brighter future - picking up the phone. Once you have made the decision most people don't want to wait. I am able to offer a free initial telephone consultation same day. You can call or email to say that you are looking for a psychologist/ therapist and I will get in touch to arrange a time for us to talk. 

What happens next: I offer a free initial 20 minute consultation. I'll give you a call at a time that is convenient when you can privately discuss your concerns. I usually start by asking you about the difficulty you may be experiencing, be that anxiety, depression, OCD, parenting concerns or general worries about your child. Sometimes clients just have a general sense that something isn't right. I am there to help. Together we can come to an understanding  about what the issues are and what is most likely to help. This is your 'treatment plan'. We can discuss how many sessions we might need to get you to where you want to be. For anxiety and depression for example, this is usually 8-12 sessions but sometimes more if the issues are more complex. Availability: We can discuss a convenient time for us to meet. I am able to offer weekend and evening appointments as needed so that you can fit therapy around your usual commitments.

Dr Priya Vigneswaran • Individuals • Young People

I am a skilled and experienced clinical psychologist delivering high-quality services with excellent outcomes for young people and their families.  

I obtained my doctoral training from the Royal Holloway, University of London and the Tavistock Centre and my doctoral thesis undertook research at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. 
I have spent more than 10 years working with children and their families in the UK both in the public and private sector. I specialise in working with families with children of all ages from babies to young children, adolescents and young adults. I have also acquired additional specialist training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for young people; Narrative Therapy; Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy; Family Therapy; Child Psychotherapy.  I conduct specialist assessment and therapy with young people with Autism and Social Communication Disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

As  the founder of the South-East London Therapists Network for practitioners in private practice and supervises junior colleagues I work in close association with a network of experienced psychiatrists, clinical and educational psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists and adult and family therapists. My practice adheres to the ethical standards of practice as established by the British Psychological Societyand I am a chartered member of the British Psychological Society and is registered with the Health Professions Council as well as a Member of the Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice (ACHIPP).
Reasons why people may come to see me include: 
Support for Children and Young People:

  • Shyness or withdrawal
  • Separation anxiety
  • Worry and anxiety (including panic attacks, phobias and Obsessive Compulsive traits)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sleep problems
    Mood swings
    Low mood and depression
  • Low self-esteem
    Self-harm
  • Perfectionism
  • Eating disorders (anorexia nervosa and bulimia) in children, and young people)
  • Conduct and behaviour problems at home and school
  • Family/relationship issues (e.g. Parental separation or divorce; Parental depression; Parent-child relationship difficulties; Sibling rivalry; Pre- and Post adoption support; Life story work
  • School-based difficulties (e.g. peer relationships, bullying, social media issues, attendance, examination stress/anxiety)
  • Adaptation to life events (e.g. the arrival of siblings, divorce, bereavement, chronic illness)
  • Assessment and behavioural management of Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Behavioural management of ADHD
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Support for Parents

  • birth preparation
  • postnatal depression & birth trauma
  • coping with pregnancy and a new baby
  • sleep issues & feeding problems with a young child or infant
  • Non-compliance - Temper tantrums - Feeding difficulties, including selective or “fussy” eating
  • toileting issues
  • separation anxiety
  • Bonding and Attachment difficulties
  • behavioural problems

How it works: First meeting:When we first meet we will get a detailed understanding of your concerns about your child as well as some background information.  This will give us the chance to think about what type of therapy will best suit your needs. 
Individual therapy

Therapy with younger children works to engage them in a playful way using drawings, toys, playdoh etc. to help children express their feelings and worries. Parents are usually present for these sessions to support the young person and so they can help implement the work at home. 
Therapy with adolescents and parents tends to be talking and the teaching of relevant strategies, depending on the nature of the problem. When meeting with an older child or adolescent we can meet without the parent present but parents are still kept actively involved where relevant and regularly updated at review sessions. 
I develop a collaborative and respectful partnership with all individuals and families that places families as the expert on their lives and honours the skills, experience, and knowledge that everyone brings with them. 
Using a problem-solving approach I draw on people’s own skills and strengths and my expertise to develop personalised strategies. Often the therapy will involve some things to try between sessions. This allows young people and their families to take control of their own wellbeing and usually enhances progress more quickly. The course of the therapy varies according to the individual or family needs, and the severity of the problem but this will be regularly reviewed with you. 
Assessment
Sometimes further assessment of your child is needed before we begin therapy. There are various types of assessments, which may include an observation of your child in their school, nursery, or home as well as input from other professionals and/or the use of psychological testing. You will be consulted about this process before any information is requested or shared with third parties.
Confidentiality:
The meetings are strictly confidential, within the boundaries of safeguarding (ie. unless I am concerned that you or other people are in immediate danger , in which case I will discuss with you informing the appropriate external agencies). I also keep written records of sessions. This information is securely kept and solely for my use. The details will not be passed onto anyone else without your permission.I may discuss aspects of our work with colleagues during professional supervision but will keep identifying details anonymous.

Fees to be discussed
Magdalena Galant – Miecznikowska • Individuals, • Couples • Families • Organisations
• Children age 8+,  • Adolescents, • Working Age Adults (18-65) and Older Adults (65+) 

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Intervention (CBT), High Intensity Level II IAPT training University of Surrey 2016 Dementia Care Mapping 8th Edition (Basic User of the Dementia Care Mapping Method) University of Bradford 2014Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy for Practitioners in Therapeutic Environments Middlesex University 2012MSc Mental Health: Psychological Therapies Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London 2011MSc Social Pathology, Forensic and Penitentiary Psychology University of Gdansk 2008

Additional training:
Living with Dementia: Innovation and Leadership University of Salford 2016
Behavioural Family Therapy Training Meriden Family Programme 2015
Clinical Supervision Course Birmingham and Solihull NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust 2015
CBT for Chronic Pain South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust 2013

Magdalena is an experienced HCPC (Health Care Professionals Council) Registered Clinical, Counselling and Forensic Psychologist, Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society) and BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.

She has many years’ experience assessing and treating different client groups with psychological difficulties, in NHS and third sector organisations, in the UK and overseas. She has a strong interest in research and therapeutic outcomes. Magdalena remains involved in research and has undertaken funded research leading to peer reviewed publications. She provides an evidence-based psychological treatment using the most effective psychological interventions, based upon the best scientific evidence available. When working with clients Magdalena tends to be quite practical in her approach, often taking the work she does, outside of the therapy room where she can make changes using a behavioural experiment approach.

Magdalena works using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to treat a range of psychological disorders; Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD), Illness Anxiety Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Sleep problems and Stress. In addition, she provides support for clients with range of difficulties such as: Addictions, Bereavement, Bullying, Issues related to identity and culture, Personality Disorders, Relationship difficulties, Self-Esteem difficulties and Sexual difficulties. Magdalena also has skills and interests in the areas of couple therapy, Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT) and neuropsychological testing.
Areas of interest:
Addictions, Agoraphobia, Anger Management, Anorexia Nervosa, Anxiety, Assertiveness, Avoidance, Bereavement, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Bulimia Nervosa, Career Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (ME), Death Anxiety, Depression, Divorce, Employment, Frustration, Gambling, Gender Identity Disorders, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Grief, Guilt, Health Problems, Internet Addiction, Low Self Esteem, Memory Problems, Midlife Crisis, Minority Stress, Motivation, Narcissism, Negative Thoughts, Nightmares, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Pain Management, Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder, Perfectionism, Performance Management, Personal Relationships, Pet Bereavement, Phobias, Physical Illness, Post Natal Depression (PND), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Procrastination, Relationship Problems, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sleep Problems, Social Phobia, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Trichotillomania, Weight Issues, Work Stress.
Fees:
Initial Psychological Assessment: £90 (60 minute session)
Psychological Therapy: £90 (50 minute session)
Telephone & Skype sessions: £90
Clinical supervision: £60
Career advice in Psychology, Psychotherapy: £75
* Please note that fees for health insurance providers differ from those for self-funding individuals.

Katie Murray Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

How can Psychological Therapy help?
Many of us experience difficult times in life and sometimes we can feel stuck in negative cycles of low mood, anxiety and stress. Psychological therapy provides a safe, supportive place to help you explore your current difficulties honestly and openly, and collaboratively we will work to find a positive way forward. Common difficulties that I help people with are:

  • Anxiety (eg. panic attacks, frequent worry, phobias)
  • Stress
  • Depression and low mood
  • Low self-esteem
  • Adjustment to a physical health condition
  • Anger problems
  • Lifestyle changes (eg smoking cessation, changing eating behaviours)
  • Sleep problems

About Me
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I have a first class degree in Psychology from the University of Manchester and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Royal Holloway, University of London. I have worked within the NHS for over 10 years, across a range of adult mental health and physical health settings. Currently, I work part-time in an NHS cardiac rehabilitation service, providing support to patients who are experiencing psychological difficulties related to their health problems.
What happens in therapy?
It is usually helpful to start with an initial phone conversation, so that I can find out a bit more about your difficulties and whether I will be able to provide the support that you are looking for. If appropriate, we can then arrange a mutually convenient time to meet for the initial assessment appointment. This appointment usually lasts 90 minutes and may include completing some questionnaires.
The initial assessment enables us to have a more in-depth discussion about your concerns and to agree on some goals to work on in our sessions together. We will also plan how many sessions of therapy that you are likely to need; this is usually between 6-12 sessions, but the exact number of sessions is tailored to suit your individual needs.
The therapy sessions involve face-to-face meetings for 50 minutes, usually on a weekly or fortnightly basis.  A person-centered approach is used to tailor therapy according to your individual circumstances, drawing on primarily cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and third-wave approaches, such as Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). These approaches have been shown to be effective for common difficulties such as anxiety and depression, as well as adjustment to a physical health problem.
Therapy works best when it is a collaborative process; whilst the psychologist brings their therapeutic knowledge and skills to the conversation, the individual is always the 'expert' about their life experiences and difficulties. This collaborative approach often involves setting goals and tasks to complete in between therapy sessions.
Confidentiality
The content of all of our conversations will be confidential, with the following exception: If I believe that you are at serious risk of harming yourself or others, I would be obliged to inform the appropriate services, such as your GP, mental health services or your next of kin. Wherever possible, this would be discussed with you first.
​To maintain professional standards and provide the best practice, Clinical Psychologists are required to receive regular clinical supervision. Please be reassured that confidentiality is protected by anonymising all personal information. Furthermore, 'case notes' that I write during therapy sessions are stored in a locked filing cabinet.
Times and Location
I provide face-to-face therapy sessions in Bromley Counselling Rooms (67-69 Widmore Rd, Bromley BR1 3AA) most evenings, some week days and Saturday mornings. Sessions can be booked ad-hoc or if preferable, we can discuss a mutually convenient time during the initial assessment appointment and block book therapy sessions to occur at the same time each week.
Contact Information
If you have any questions or are considering therapy, please do not hesitate to contact me by text, email or phone:
Rates

  • £90 for the initial assessment appointment (90 minutes)
  • £70 for therapy sessions (50 minutes)

I accept payment via bank transfer, cash or cheque. If you are unable to attend an appointment, I ask that you give a minimum of 24 hours notice so that the slot can be offered to another client. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will be fully charged.

Marcus D'Silva • consultant hypnotherapist specializing in phobias weight loss and anxiety

A consultant hypnotherapist, specializing in phobias, weight loss and anxiety problems, Marcus D'Silva has worked in the field of complementary therapy and personal change for over fifteen years. (currently running clinics in central London and Bromley Kent)

He has trained and studied with Dr Richard Bandler (the co-creater of NLP) Ernest Rossi PHD, Gill Boyne, Wilf Proudfoot, and Danie Beaulieu PHD. All masters of personal change.
Marcus has been a regular speaker on national radio, and has assisted several large corporate companies in the area of stress management and communication. He has been awarded "The senior qualification in hypnotherapy practice SQHP" and is a "Registered Hypnotherapist(GHR)".

"As an individual member of the B.A.C.P Marcus is bound by its ethical framework for good counselling and psychotherapy, and subject to the professional conduct procedure therein."

Donna Dass • Hypnosis and Psychotherapy

Bachelor of Science (Hons)
Diploma of Higher Education in Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and counselling
MNRHP (Member of National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists)

I am a registered member of the National Register of Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists. I have ten years of experience in Hypno – Psychotherapy and counselling. I have also worked within the NHS as a counsellor and a hypnotherapist for breast cancer patients.

As a qualified hypno-psychotherapist, I offer hypnosis and psychotherapy sessions for various problems including smoking, alcohol related issues, drug addictions, eating disorders, stress, anxiety (including performance anxiety, pre-operative anxiety, Examination/driving test nerves), low self esteem, lack of confidence, coping with cancer/chemotherapy and terminal illness. My therapeutic approach varies according to unique individual needs. 

As a responsible, trained hypno – psychotherapist, I abide by the code of ethical and professional conduct laid down by National Register of Hypnotherapists and psychotherapists.

My costs are £45 per session and each session lasts 50 – 55 minutes.

Emma Doorish • Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor 

Ma hons in Psychology.
Certificate in Counselling.
Certificate in Hypnotherapy.
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

With more than ten year’s experience in psychotherapeutic therapy,  I adopt a flexible approach  treating each client on an individual basis. I specialise in behaviour modification using Focus based therapy. Drawing upon principles of CBT, hypnotherapy and Transactional Analysis to create short-term therapy goals. I aim to create positive and forward looking programmes that take the whole person into consideration. Looking at both past and presenting factors to create positive changes in the here and now and lasting changes for the future.
I specialise in stopping smoking and give a 12 month free top up guarantee which means I will not give up on you until you give up smoking!
However not all issues can be resolved in a few sessions. Some presenting issues and some clients need the slowing down process of therapy. Creating a safe space where together we can explore issues in a gentle and honest way. 
My availability is Tuesday Wednesday and Fridays from 10am to 8pm.

Please contact me via the Centre on 02084665671 for an initial consultation

Gill Grubb • Hypnotherapist & Counsellor – Stop Smoking, Weightloss, Habits, Phobias & Anxiety

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Gill Grubb SQHP MBACP - Senior Qualified Hypnotherapy Practitioner 

Gill knows how it feels to be a smoker wanting to give up. It took her thirteen years of failed attempts to stop smoking before a colleague helped her in one hypnosis session. Following her own transformation, she became a specialist in this field and founded the Bromley Stop Smoking Clinic in 2002. The clinic has helped over 3000 people to stop smoking and is now based at The Centre for Counselling.
Gill is accredited by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC). She is also a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (bacp).  She works in short term contracts: a single session for smoking cessation and between 4 to 11 sessions for other issues.

Fees – The stop smoking programme includes a 2-year warranty for £250.  All other therapy is £75 per 50-minute session.

Centre Director and Founder
Jenni Camplin • Couples • individuals • Relationship • Families • Boarding school survivors
 

MBACP (Snr. Accred) 1998


Diploma in Humanistic & Transpersonal Counselling 
Certificate in Counselling Skills.UKRC 
Registered Independent Counsellor
Diploma in Contextual Couples Counselling
Member COSRT

There are so many reasons people seek counselling whether it is a bereavement or loss of a partner through divorce, trauma from childhood experiences, depression, family conflict, relationship issues these are but a few. Whatever the concerns it may seem overwhelming to face these alone yet too painful to share. As a counsellor my aim is to offer support and  to provide a safe and confidential space  in which  clients can explore their feelings. This may lead to greater insight and self-awareness  and eventually explore ways to deal with situations and crises they may be facing.

Often taking that first step to contact a counsellor can feel very daunting but it may also feel like the beginning of a process, the first step to facing what is holding us back from living our lives more fully. Speaking to someone removed from our family situation and in a relaxed atmosphere may  enable us to talk more openly and honestly about difficult emotions such as anger and fear.

As a counsellor and therapist I have over 20 years experience in working with individuals couples families and groups. More recently as a boarding school survivor myself I became interested in working with other ex boarders.

I offer 55 minute sessions and my fees are £70.00 for individuals and £90.00 for couples. I am not available at weekends or evenings.

Gary Galano • Individuals and Couples • Relationships • Addictions

Training, Qualifications & Experience:
Diploma in Integrative Counselling

Have you had enough of being stuck in unhelpful patterns in your love life, at work or with your children? Are you struggling to recover from life experiences that have left you overwhelmed, stressed, frightened or frustrated? Do you struggle with negative beliefs about yourself or find it hard to manage your feelings? 

Is it time to rediscover a sense of calm, feel good about yourself and live your life to the full again?

Counselling can be a daunting prospect but I will try my hardest to make it a safe place to explore any issues you which to discuss. Counselling will help you discover new perspectives to your situation, challenge assumptions and identify how to make better choices. Individual counselling sessions last 50 minutes at a cost of £50 and Couples Counselling £60. I look forward to hearing from you.
YOU CAN HAVE THE LIFE YOU DESERVE.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am a member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I abide by their code of ethics.
Appointments available 7 days a week and evenings.

Rebecca Barker • Couples • Individuals
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma in Relationship Counselling (Relate Institute, London)
BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling (London)
Diploma in Counselling Skills (London)
Certificate in Bereavement and Loss (Bromley Counselling and Bereavement Service)


I am a fully qualified counsellor offering individuals and couples a safe and supportive environment to explore difficult feelings and issues.  My role is to provide you with a non judgemental and confidential environment where any issues you bring to our sessions are welcomed with an open mind and an ability to support you with warmth and understanding.   
I decided to train and qualify as a counsellor because I have gained so much in the past from being a client myself – both as an individual and as part of a couple.   I believe this gives me deeper empathy with how difficult it is to take that first step and entrust a stranger with deeply personal material.    
An initial telephone consultation helps to answer any questions you may have about counselling with me.  Evidence shows that the single most important factor in any successful outcome of therapy is the quality of the relationship offered by the counsellor.  This initial telephone call gives you an opportunity to speak to me and form an initial impression.     
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I abide by their ethical framework for good and safe practice in my work as a counsellor. 
I gained extensive experience working for several years as an honorary counsellor in the voluntary sector at a counselling and social work agency in South East London.    Issues I have worked with include depression and anxiety, bereavement and loss, childhood sexual and emotional abuse, issues of identity, low self esteem and relationship difficulties.   
In addition to a BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling, I hold a Diploma in Relationship Counselling from RELATE together with a Diploma and Certificates in Counselling Skills. 
I am trained in Bereavement Counselling by Bromley Counselling and Bereavement Service.  
As a RELATE trained couples counsellor I have worked for Relate here in Bromley and in other locations. 
Recently I completed an externship at The Bowlby Centre in North London in Emotionally Focussed Couple Therapywhich is a North American model of couples therapy.   EFCT is usually a short term (8-20 sessions), structured approach to couples therapy formulated in the 1980's and has developed alongside the science on adult attachment and bonding to expand our understanding about what is happening in couple relationships.
Ongoing training and continuous professional development is essential to the way I practice - I am currently studying Systemic Practice with Families and Couples at the Institute of Family Therapy in North London.    Systemic practice is a therapeutic approach which involves working respectfully and effectively with people in ways that consider their important relationships, the effect on relationships of cross-generational family myths and patterns, the impact of the lifecycle on people as individuals and in relationships and the different systems and contexts in which they live.
I offer weekly or fortnightly 50 minute sessions @ £45 per session for individuals and £60.00 for couples.   
Please contact me to discuss availability for open ended or short term counselling for individuals and couples. 
Sheryl Whyte • Individuals Couples Supervision for Counsellors
Diploma In Integrative Counselling, 
Diploma In Supervision, MBACP

It is far from unhealthy to want to seek counselling when you feel unable to sort your problems out alone. Although counselling can seem a difficult journey at first, it can help to give you the skills, confidence and control that you need in order to challenge old patterns of behaviour.’ As a qualified Counsellor, my experience includes working for Bexley & Greenwich Resource for Alcohol, and for Family Matters (counselling adult survivors of sexual abuse). I have also worked in the NHS and private care sector, which has given me the discipline and grounding now integral in my practice. I have been working in private practice at The Centre for Counselling, Training & Therapy since 2001.

My practice is based upon an integrative approach, whereby I combine various counselling therapies, and use them to meet the individual needs of each client, helping with problems such as: Anger, Addictions, Anxiety & Depression, Loss & Bereavement, Low Self-Esteem, Relationship Issues and Work-related Stress. I offer counselling at £45.00 per 50 minute session, and offer a free telephone assessment before making an appointment. Low-cost counselling sessions can be negotiated in special circumstances.

As well as Counselling, I also Supervise Counsellors in practice (trainees and qualified) to BACP requirements of 1.5 hours per month, at a fee of £35-£50.00. I am an individual member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, and adhere to their code of ethics and practice.

Ellie Simmonds • Couples • Individuals

MBACP (Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
Registered by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. 
Qualified Individual and Couple Counsellor
BA (Hons) Counselling
Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Psychodynamic, Humanistic, CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Diploma in Social Work
Diploma in Higher Education
Certificate in Couple Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills 
Bereavement Training with Bromley Community Bereavement Services
Alcohol Training with Bromley Alcohol Advisory Services.

I am qualified to work with individuals or couples and I would like to help you with the problems you are now facing. I can offer appointments of 50 mins  any daytime or evening Monday-Friday for either long or short-term counselling. 

I am experienced in working with adults on a 1:1 basis or couples with a  wide range of issues including:-  relationship issues/ difficulties, anxiety, depression, anger management, stress, lack of assertiveness, low-self esteem and bereavement. 

We can all become temporarily overwhelmed at times but by considering counselling you are taking the first step towards doing something about it. Counselling can enable you to find a more positive way forward within a safe, relaxed, confidential, non-judgemental environment. You will be able to talk to me about anything you choose. 

I welcome clients of any sexual orientation and with any racial or multi-cultural difference.
I offer a free initial telephone consultation. Please contact the Centre and ask that they refer you to me personally. 

I am committed to working in accordance with the BACP  professional code of ethics. Available weekdays and
evenings only

Christina Williams • Couples • Individuals • Young People

MBACP 
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling
BTEC Level 3 Counselling Skills 
Experience of working with children aged 11 – 18 years.

Counselling aims to help clients work towards a more satisfying and peaceful experience of life Counselling can provide you with the opportunity to talk through issues and work with the counsellor to achieve some understanding and resolution to many problems or concerns. .I aim to provide a secure place where you can feel heard, understood and accepted without feeling judged and where you can feel supported enough to explore painful and difficult thoughts and feelings. 
My work covers a wide range of issues including relationship difficulties, mental/physical abuse, anger, anxiety, bereavement, loss, bullying, self-harm, depression and trauma. I also have experience of working with adults, young people and couples. Whilst working in a domestic abuse agency I gained experience in helping both survivors of abuse and those wanting to end violent or abusive behaviour towards a partner. 
I offer both long term, face-to-face and short term work, according to individual needs.
My therapeutic model uses the theories and methods from various schools of counselling to create a unique way of working with each individual client.

As a member of the BACP I adhere to their code of ethics. 
Daytime and evening appointments available 
Fees £45.00 per 50 minute session 
Some limited availability for counselling students at £35.

To make an appointment with Christina please call The Centre on 02084665671

Sehar Khan • Couples • Bereavement Counselling • Integrative Counsellor

UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
Adv. Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling
Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling
BA (Hons) Psychosocial Studies

To have found yourself on this website it’s likely that there is something in your life that you’re struggling with.  Many people find that speaking with an independent person separate from their everyday lives can help to give a different perspective on what they’re going through, and can also facilitate a space for them to share what they’re feeling with no judgement in a safe environment.  
My approach is Integrative which means I use different theoretical approaches to support my clients depending on their needs and the nature of the presenting issue. My specialist area is Bereavement and Loss, where I have worked with various types of bereavement from miscarriage, illness, and accidents to suicide and homicide.  I also work with grief that is not always openly recognised as grief such as infertility. My practice is not limited to this area however and I have worked with numerous clients with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, self-awareness, identity & belonging, and relationship issues.  My experience includes co-ordinating a bereavement service for children and young people, working for a service dedicated to suicide bereavement, running support groups and training on how to support people through their grief.  I have also worked as a Team Leader for BUPA Psychological Services, in their EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) and as a private practitioner for a Counselling Service in Uxbridge.   
The most important thing for therapy to succeed is the relationship built between the client and therapist.  I endeavour to create a safe, holding, trusting and supportive space. I believe with the right support we all have the potential to change the things we want to change and build a better relationship with ourselves and
those around us.  
My fees are £55 per session, some concessional places available for £35

Cheryl Williams • Integrative Counsellor • Psychotherapist • Individuals • Couples

Dip.Couns. (Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Integrative) 
MBACP (Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) 
Specialist bereavement training with Lewisham Bereavement Counselling
Working towards Foundation Degree in Counselling

Life can be challenging and sometimes it can feel difficult to share your thoughts and feelings with family and friends or to cope on your own, I believe counselling can help you to find a way forward. Working from an integrative approach, I combine psychodynamic theory, humanism and CBT, tailoring therapy to the individual needs of my client. I believe the therapeutic relationship is fundamental and I offer a confidential, safe and non-judgmental space, supporting clients to explore aspects of their life, thoughts, feelings and behaviour openly and freely.

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including: Bereavement and loss, depression, anxiety, low-self esteem, eating disorders, relationship difficulties and obsessive compulsive disorders. In addition to private practice I work as a volunteer bereavement counsellor for a charity in the London Borough of Lewisham.

I offer an initial no obligation telephone consultation to explore your current concerns and answer any questions you may have about counselling. If you decide I am the right counsellor for you I offer both open-ended counselling and short-term solution focused therapy.

As a registered member of the BACP I abide by their code of ethics and have completed the BACP Certificate of Proficiency demonstrating ethical 
and competent practice.

Fees: Individuals £45 and couples £70. Availability: Weekdays, Monday and Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. I have limited spaces available for counselling students at a reduced fee.

Clive Kipling • Couples • Individuals • Integrative Counsellor • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

I hold Diplomas in Time and Stress Management Counselling, Integrative Counselling
(BACP Accredited ) and Certificates in CISD facilitation and Couples Counselling.


In addition I also use my training and experience gained from working in medical science; and in the business world; and in a Hospice - caring for and supporting patients and their families.

I have extensive experience working with individuals and couples and in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

David Plant • Couples • Psychodynamic Counselling

Member of The Guild of Psychotherapists
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF Counselling)

I am currently only available to see couples and individuals who have issues
related to adoption.

I have over twenty years experience of counselling individuals and couples, including young people. Depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, loss, relationship difficulties, work related problems, addictions and other self harming behaviours have all featured in my practice. I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and abide by the code of ethics of both organisations.

I am an experienced adoption practitioner having worked in this field for many years; I counsel all parties to adoption.

I work psychodynamically. This means I seek to link people’s familiar painful and difficult feelings and problematic ways of relating to themselves and others - to unconscious processes rooted in earlier life experience. These patterns will be there in the counselling room and played out in the therapeutic relationship. They can then be named, thought about and given meaning to with a view to substantial change being made. Out of our work together clients will hopefully get more in touch with the good things inside them and become freer to lead more creative and fulfilling lives.

Fees are between £95 - £105 for couples. However, I am willing to consider a reduced fee for people on low incomes.

Franca Umukoro • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy • Couples • Individuals

 I have completed a Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling and hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Counselling both from the University of Greenwich.
My approach is Integrative (incorporating Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy). My other languages are Spanish and French.

I have experience of working both within the voluntary and private sector where my clients included individuals couples and children from ages 5 – 13. I offer both long and short term counselling. Counselling provides a safe and supportive space where you can explore emotional or psychological issues that may be bothering you. It is a space where you can talk about anything without the fear of being judged or criticised which can result in you have a better insight and lead to growth.
Counselling enables you to explore past experiences and gain insight into patterns of behaviour and how you interact with others. Counselling can be useful in understanding the impact of early years experiences on our behaviour as adults. 
Fees
Individuals - £45.00 per session 
Couples - £65.00 per session
Children from age 5 - £40.00
Concessions negotiable with clients on low income and students

Magdalena Galant – Miecznikowska • Individuals, • Couples • Families • Organisations
• Children age 8+,  • Adolescents, • Working Age Adults (18-65) and Older Adults (65+) 

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Intervention (CBT), High Intensity Level II IAPT training University of Surrey 2016 Dementia Care Mapping 8th Edition (Basic User of the Dementia Care Mapping Method) University of Bradford 2014Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy for Practitioners in Therapeutic Environments Middlesex University 2012MSc Mental Health: Psychological Therapies Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London 2011MSc Social Pathology, Forensic and Penitentiary Psychology University of Gdansk 2008

Additional training:
Living with Dementia: Innovation and Leadership University of Salford 2016
Behavioural Family Therapy Training Meriden Family Programme 2015
Clinical Supervision Course Birmingham and Solihull NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust 2015
CBT for Chronic Pain South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust 2013

Magdalena is an experienced HCPC (Health Care Professionals Council) Registered Clinical, Counselling and Forensic Psychologist, Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society) and BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.

She has many years’ experience assessing and treating different client groups with psychological difficulties, in NHS and third sector organisations, in the UK and overseas. She has a strong interest in research and therapeutic outcomes. Magdalena remains involved in research and has undertaken funded research leading to peer reviewed publications. She provides an evidence-based psychological treatment using the most effective psychological interventions, based upon the best scientific evidence available. When working with clients Magdalena tends to be quite practical in her approach, often taking the work she does, outside of the therapy room where she can make changes using a behavioural experiment approach.

Magdalena works using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to treat a range of psychological disorders; Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD), Illness Anxiety Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Sleep problems and Stress. In addition, she provides support for clients with range of difficulties such as: Addictions, Bereavement, Bullying, Issues related to identity and culture, Personality Disorders, Relationship difficulties, Self-Esteem difficulties and Sexual difficulties. Magdalena also has skills and interests in the areas of couple therapy, Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT) and neuropsychological testing.
Areas of interest:
Addictions, Agoraphobia, Anger Management, Anorexia Nervosa, Anxiety, Assertiveness, Avoidance, Bereavement, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Bulimia Nervosa, Career Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (ME), Death Anxiety, Depression, Divorce, Employment, Frustration, Gambling, Gender Identity Disorders, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Grief, Guilt, Health Problems, Internet Addiction, Low Self Esteem, Memory Problems, Midlife Crisis, Minority Stress, Motivation, Narcissism, Negative Thoughts, Nightmares, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Pain Management, Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder, Perfectionism, Performance Management, Personal Relationships, Pet Bereavement, Phobias, Physical Illness, Post Natal Depression (PND), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Procrastination, Relationship Problems, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sleep Problems, Social Phobia, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Trichotillomania, Weight Issues, Work Stress.
Fees:
Initial Psychological Assessment: £90 (60 minute session)
Psychological Therapy: £90 (50 minute session)
Telephone & Skype sessions: £90
Clinical supervision: £60
Career advice in Psychology, Psychotherapy: £75
* Please note that fees for health insurance providers differ from those for self-funding individuals.

Clair Draper • integrative counsellor • children • young people

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

As an integrative counsellor,  I have a solid foundation in a wide variety of theoretical approaches. In my work, I draw upon psychodynamic, humanistic, integrative and CBT. 
I combine a supportive, non-judgemental style whilst being appropriately challenging, creating an environment that is accepting and empowering. 
I have worked for several years alongside a variety of individual clients, with a focus on family, work and relational issues. I have an enhanced DBS certificate and I am fully qualified.

My training and broad range of experience enables me to assess the counselling needs of clients, and to recommend the most suitable approach.  Therapy can’t erase a difficult past but it can support you in moving on in your life by increasing your self worth and thereby your self esteem.

Working with Children and Young People
My specialty is working with children between the ages of 5 and 18 years of age
• Do you find your child is often angry for no apparent reason? 
• Their performance at school is slipping? 
• They are withdrawn and you cannot reach them? 

This is when as a therapist, I can work alongside your child in a therapeutic relationship to help them normalise their feelings and experiences; helping your child during therapy to improve their emotional wellbeing. Working with children as a therapist is something I enjoy and have been very successful in the past.   One of my therapeutic methods whilst working with children is play therapy.  My approach is to work with the child so that together we can find a way for them to say what’s troubling them.  My success in this kind of work is built on a firm foundation around the relationship of me and the child.  It helps to have some time together for an initial assessment and I can make appointments on request.

I have worked in many schools and agencies, such as Place 2 Be and Corelli College.  I have also worked with clients who have issues with drugs and alcohol, which was undertaken at Bromley CRI and I also worked at The Centre of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and worked with anger management and work related stress using CBT.

To arrange an appointment with me please call the centre on 02084665671
Gary Marshall • Cognative Behaviour Therapy• Specialising in Alcohol and Drug issues 

Qualified integrative counsellor, I am a trained CBT, psychodynamic and person Centred therapist. MBACP
Having extensive experience in working with addictions, in the private sector, for a number of years. I also have extensive experience supporting men to work through their emotional and relational difficulties.

I am a qualified counsellor registered with the BACP and the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals. As an integrative therapist I adapt my therapeutic approach to meet each clients individual needs, in this way I offer practical solutions in order to solve a multitude of problems , specialising in Alcohol and Drug issues for both the users and the family members who are affected by these issues.
Working toward building trusting relationship with clients helping to support the exploration of any difficulties you may be experiencing. In this we can work with setting goals and changing the way we think, feel and respond to life’s problems.
I also work using a psycho-dynamic approach with clients who wish to explore early life experiences which may be negatively influencing their current relationships with others.
In this offering support to understand the origin of any unhelpful or unwanted automatic responses to life, enabling them to choose new and more empowering ways of relating to the people who matter most to them.
I have extensive experience working with people who have been affected by addiction, depression and anger issues.
Offering a safe and confidential space in which you will be heard and given the opportunity to explore and work through any issues or concerns you may be experiencing in any area of your life.
My private practice is situated in central Bromley. Bromley South and Bromley North train stations are both within 5 minutes walk and there are plenty of buses.

Franca Umukoro • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy • Couples • Individuals

 I have completed a Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling and hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Counselling both from the University of Greenwich.
My approach is Integrative (incorporating Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy). My other languages are Spanish and French.

I have experience of working both within the voluntary and private sector where my clients included individuals couples and children from ages 5 – 13. I offer both long and short term counselling. Counselling provides a safe and supportive space where you can explore emotional or psychological issues that may be bothering you. It is a space where you can talk about anything without the fear of being judged or criticised which can result in you have a better insight and lead to growth.
Counselling enables you to explore past experiences and gain insight into patterns of behaviour and how you interact with others. Counselling can be useful in understanding the impact of early years experiences on our behaviour as adults. 
Fees
Individuals - £45.00 per session 
Couples - £65.00 per session
Children from age 5 - £40.00
Concessions negotiable with clients on low income and students

Gary Galano • Individuals and Couples • Relationships • Addictions

Training, Qualifications & Experience:
Diploma in Integrative Counselling

Have you had enough of being stuck in unhelpful patterns in your love life, at work or with your children? Are you struggling to recover from life experiences that have left you overwhelmed, stressed, frightened or frustrated? Do you struggle with negative beliefs about yourself or find it hard to manage your feelings? 

Is it time to rediscover a sense of calm, feel good about yourself and live your life to the full again?

Counselling can be a daunting prospect but I will try my hardest to make it a safe place to explore any issues you which to discuss. Counselling will help you discover new perspectives to your situation, challenge assumptions and identify how to make better choices. Individual counselling sessions last 50 minutes at a cost of £50 and Couples Counselling £60. I look forward to hearing from you.
YOU CAN HAVE THE LIFE YOU DESERVE.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am a member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I abide by their code of ethics.
Appointments available 7 days a week and evenings.

Magdalena Galant – Miecznikowska • Individuals, • Couples • Families • Organisations
• Children age 8+,  • Adolescents, • Working Age Adults (18-65) and Older Adults (65+) 

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Intervention (CBT), High Intensity Level II IAPT training University of Surrey 2016 Dementia Care Mapping 8th Edition (Basic User of the Dementia Care Mapping Method) University of Bradford 2014Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy for Practitioners in Therapeutic Environments Middlesex University 2012MSc Mental Health: Psychological Therapies Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London 2011MSc Social Pathology, Forensic and Penitentiary Psychology University of Gdansk 2008

Additional training:
Living with Dementia: Innovation and Leadership University of Salford 2016
Behavioural Family Therapy Training Meriden Family Programme 2015
Clinical Supervision Course Birmingham and Solihull NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust 2015
CBT for Chronic Pain South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust 2013

Magdalena is an experienced HCPC (Health Care Professionals Council) Registered Clinical, Counselling and Forensic Psychologist, Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society) and BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.

She has many years’ experience assessing and treating different client groups with psychological difficulties, in NHS and third sector organisations, in the UK and overseas. She has a strong interest in research and therapeutic outcomes. Magdalena remains involved in research and has undertaken funded research leading to peer reviewed publications. She provides an evidence-based psychological treatment using the most effective psychological interventions, based upon the best scientific evidence available. When working with clients Magdalena tends to be quite practical in her approach, often taking the work she does, outside of the therapy room where she can make changes using a behavioural experiment approach.

Magdalena works using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to treat a range of psychological disorders; Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD), Illness Anxiety Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Sleep problems and Stress. In addition, she provides support for clients with range of difficulties such as: Addictions, Bereavement, Bullying, Issues related to identity and culture, Personality Disorders, Relationship difficulties, Self-Esteem difficulties and Sexual difficulties. Magdalena also has skills and interests in the areas of couple therapy, Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT) and neuropsychological testing.
Areas of interest:
Addictions, Agoraphobia, Anger Management, Anorexia Nervosa, Anxiety, Assertiveness, Avoidance, Bereavement, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Bulimia Nervosa, Career Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (ME), Death Anxiety, Depression, Divorce, Employment, Frustration, Gambling, Gender Identity Disorders, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Grief, Guilt, Health Problems, Internet Addiction, Low Self Esteem, Memory Problems, Midlife Crisis, Minority Stress, Motivation, Narcissism, Negative Thoughts, Nightmares, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Pain Management, Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder, Perfectionism, Performance Management, Personal Relationships, Pet Bereavement, Phobias, Physical Illness, Post Natal Depression (PND), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Procrastination, Relationship Problems, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sleep Problems, Social Phobia, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Trichotillomania, Weight Issues, Work Stress.
Fees:
Initial Psychological Assessment: £90 (60 minute session)
Psychological Therapy: £90 (50 minute session)
Telephone & Skype sessions: £90
Clinical supervision: £60
Career advice in Psychology, Psychotherapy: £75
* Please note that fees for health insurance providers differ from those for self-funding individuals.

Cheryl Williams • Integrative Counsellor • Psychotherapist • Individuals • Couples

Dip.Couns. (Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Integrative) 
MBACP (Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) 
Specialist bereavement training with Lewisham Bereavement Counselling
Working towards Foundation Degree in Counselling

Life can be challenging and sometimes it can feel difficult to share your thoughts and feelings with family and friends or to cope on your own, I believe counselling can help you to find a way forward. Working from an integrative approach, I combine psychodynamic theory, humanism and CBT, tailoring therapy to the individual needs of my client. I believe the therapeutic relationship is fundamental and I offer a confidential, safe and non-judgmental space, supporting clients to explore aspects of their life, thoughts, feelings and behaviour openly and freely.

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including: Bereavement and loss, depression, anxiety, low-self esteem, eating disorders, relationship difficulties and obsessive compulsive disorders. In addition to private practice I work as a volunteer bereavement counsellor for a charity in the London Borough of Lewisham.

I offer an initial no obligation telephone consultation to explore your current concerns and answer any questions you may have about counselling. If you decide I am the right counsellor for you I offer both open-ended counselling and short-term solution focused therapy.

As a registered member of the BACP I abide by their code of ethics and have completed the BACP Certificate of Proficiency demonstrating ethical 
and competent practice.

Fees: Individuals £45 and couples £70. Availability: Weekdays, Monday and Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. I have limited spaces available for counselling students at a reduced fee.

Emma Doorish • Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor 

Ma hons in Psychology.
Certificate in Counselling.
Certificate in Hypnotherapy.
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

With more than ten year’s experience in psychotherapeutic therapy,  I adopt a flexible approach  treating each client on an individual basis. I specialise in behaviour modification using Focus based therapy. Drawing upon principles of CBT, hypnotherapy and Transactional Analysis to create short-term therapy goals. I aim to create positive and forward looking programmes that take the whole person into consideration. Looking at both past and presenting factors to create positive changes in the here and now and lasting changes for the future.
I specialise in stopping smoking and give a 12 month free top up guarantee which means I will not give up on you until you give up smoking!
However not all issues can be resolved in a few sessions. Some presenting issues and some clients need the slowing down process of therapy. Creating a safe space where together we can explore issues in a gentle and honest way. 
My availability is Tuesday Wednesday and Fridays from 10am to 8pm.

Please contact me via the Centre on 02084665671 for an initial consultation

Clair Draper • integrative counsellor • children • young people

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Asan integrative counsellor,  I have a solid foundation in a wide variety of theoretical approaches. In my work, I draw upon psychodynamic, humanistic, integrative and CBT. 
I combine a supportive, non-judgemental style whilst being appropriately challenging, creating an environment that is accepting and empowering. 
I have worked for several years alongside a variety of individual clients, with a focus on family, work and relational issues. I have an enhanced DBS certificate and I am fully qualified.

My training and broad range of experience enables me to assess the counselling needs of clients, and to recommend the most suitable approach.  Therapy can’t erase a difficult past but it can support you in moving on in your life by increasing your self worth and thereby your self esteem.

Working with Children and Young People
My specialty is working with children between the ages of 5 and 18 years of age
• Do you find your child is often angry for no apparent reason? 
• Their performance at school is slipping? 
• They are withdrawn and you cannot reach them? 

This is when as a therapist, I can work alongside your child in a therapeutic relationship to help them normalise their feelings and experiences; helping your child during therapy to improve their emotional wellbeing. Working with children as a therapist is something I enjoy and have been very successful in the past.   One of my therapeutic methods whilst working with children is play therapy.  My approach is to work with the child so that together we can find a way for them to say what’s troubling them.  My success in this kind of work is built on a firm foundation around the relationship of me and the child.  It helps to have some time together for an initial assessment and I can make appointments on request.

I have worked in many schools and agencies, such as Place 2 Be and Corelli College.  I have also worked with clients who have issues with drugs and alcohol, which was undertaken at Bromley CRI and I also worked at The Centre of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and worked with anger management and work related stress using CBT.

To arrange an appointment with me please call the centre on 02084665671
Dr Shamila Josephs • Clinical Psychologist

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - Salomons, Canterbury Christchurch University (2009). 
BSc Psychology – University of Warwick (1998)Registered member of Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the regulatory body for Clinical Psychologists

I have worked within a variety of NHS clinical services since 2000. Most of my career has been spent working in Bromley, Lewisham and Southwark where I have gained experience of working with a wide range of clients using different therapeutic approaches. I specialise in CBT oriented therapy and as a Clinical Psychologist I am also trained in psychodynamic, systemic and attachment approaches which I will draw on depending on the client's needs. 
I have experience of working in NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and NHS Paediatric Services. This has led me to develop particular skills in working with children, adolescents and their families to address a range of emotional, behavioural and relationship problems.
I have also worked in several adult psychology services providing 1:1 therapy for adults experiencing emotional and psychological difficulties. 
The therapeutic relationship is at the center of my practice and I always aim to provide a confidential, non-judgmental space for clients to explore their difficulties, gain more understanding and develop healthier ways of coping.  
The types of problems I work with

  • Low mood / depression
  • Anxiety and worry
  • Exam stress
  • Stress management
  • Anger
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Eating problems
  • Self harm
  • Trauma
  • Behaviour and attachment problems
  • Low self esteem
  • Social anxiety
  • Relationship problems

What is CBT? 
The National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE) recommends Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for a range of psychological and emotional difficulties. CBT is a type of talking therapy that focuses on your thoughts (cognitions) and your behaviour.  It is based on the idea that people's thoughts, behaviour and emotions are all linked.  For example the way we think about a situation can affect the way we feel and the way we act in that situation. If situations are interpreted as negative then we might experience negative emotions as a result, and those bad feelings might lead us to behave in a certain way.  
It is easy for negative thinking patterns to develop.  CBT is a collaborative process where I will work with you to identify and challenge any negative thinking patterns and behaviours that may be causing you difficulty.  We will think together about how these patterns can be changed.  This may focus on what’s going on in your life right now, but you may also find it helpful to think about your past experiences to try and identify how these patterns of thinking have developed throughout your life.
What to expect 
For most people making the decision to see a psychologist is a big step.  Many feel that talking does not come easily and may be apprehensive about embarking on therapy.  For this reason we would usually start with a phone conversation which will be an opportunity for you to find out more about what psychological therapy involves. It will also give me an idea of what you are needing help with. The first session will be an assessment where you will have the opportunity to talk about the problems you are having.  We will decide together whether CBT is the right approach for you and I can tell you about other types of therapy I offer.  
The number of session required will depend on the nature of the problems, usually a minimum of 6 sessions will be offered. Each session will be 50 minutes long. 
Fees £90.00 for 50 minute session

Denise Golding • Individuals • Young People

PG Dip Psychosynthesis
PG Dip Therapeutic Application of the Arts
MSc Applied Social Studies/CQSW
BACP/HCPC

About me: I offer:
-Individual counselling with adults and young people from the age of 11.
-Attachment based parent-child or family work
-Parent support and coaching, for parents of children with challenging behaviour
-Individual support to Looked After Children or Children, Young People and Adults affected by adoption

My additional qualifications:
I am a certified instructor in the Great Behaviour Breakdown, a parenting programme for parents of challenging behaviour
I have Foundation Level systemic family therapy training as well as Theraplay Level 1 and Dyadic Developmental Therapy Level 1 and 2

My work has included counselling young people and adults, in addition to many years working in the field of adoption and fostering with Looked After and Adopted Children and their families. 

About you:
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed?  Are you experiencing low moods or unwanted thoughts?  Are you struggling to come to terms with past adverse life experiences? Are there patterns of behaviour that you would like to change but find it hard to?
If so you may find counselling helpful…
Psychosynthesis counselling explores how your thoughts and feelings affect your emotional and physical well-being. It helps to identify unhelpful patterns of behaviour, which may have developed over time, as well as unresolved losses or painful life events from the past.
Psychosynthesis recognises that all these habitual ways of relating and thinking impact the present and can prevent from living life to the full and achieving your goals.
Psychosynthesis has links to CBT and Mindfulness as well addressing past issues in so far as they impact the present.

About us working together:
I will aim to create a safe space for you to explore your current difficulties and express your feelings. This can be through talking and use of the creative arts, in order to facilitate awareness of patterns of behaviour and process unresolved life events which may be blocking you from achieving your potential. Once you have awareness, then there is choice and therefore possibility of change.
Psychosynthesis is suitable as a short term or longer term therapy and we can use our initial meeting to see whether this is the right counselling for you and if so to agree time scales and form a working agreement.   
I adhere to the BACP and HCPC ethical guidelines and framework and aim to provide an anti-discriminatory service.  

Fees:
£45 per 50mins session
Some concessions available for people on low income

Christina Williams • Couples • Individuals • Young People

MBACP 
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling
BTEC Level 3 Counselling Skills 
Experience of working with children aged 11 – 18 years.

Counselling aims to help clients work towards a more satisfying and peaceful experience of life Counselling can provide you with the opportunity to talk through issues and work with the counsellor to achieve some understanding and resolution to many problems or concerns. .I aim to provide a secure place where you can feel heard, understood and accepted without feeling judged and where you can feel supported enough to explore painful and difficult thoughts and feelings. 
My work covers a wide range of issues including relationship difficulties, mental/physical abuse, anger, anxiety, bereavement, loss, bullying, self-harm, depression and trauma. I also have experience of working with adults, young people and couples. Whilst working in a domestic abuse agency I gained experience in helping both survivors of abuse and those wanting to end violent or abusive behaviour towards a partner. 
I offer both long term, face-to-face and short term work, according to individual needs.
My therapeutic model uses the theories and methods from various schools of counselling to create a unique way of working with each individual client.

As a member of the BACP I adhere to their code of ethics. 
Daytime and evening appointments available 
Fees £45.00 per 50 minute session 
Some limited availability for counselling students at £35.

To make an appointment with Christina please call The Centre on 02084665671

Tina Waterhouse • Individuals • Young People

BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Registered Member BACP (Accred)
BA (Hons) Counselling
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling: integration of Person-centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies.
Diploma in Counselling Skills
Further training in:  Relationship Psychology, Addictions, Sexual and Physical Abuse, Anger and Anxiety issues.
Registered member of the British Association of Counselling Practitioners (MBACP)

In counselling it is widely accepted that in helping clients to understand themselves by addressing their fears and concerns they can regain control over their lives. I believe the ability to do this is within us all but at times when other ‘life’ issues take over we can lose sight of our own strengths: A safe, non-judgemental space for exploration of these issues can provide the guidance and support needed to allow us to look at what is happening within our world and how we might bring about changes that will enhance our sense of well-being.  
However counselling isn’t always easy and in some cases it takes great courage for people to ask for support with their problems: Therapy may lead to looking at our inner selves in order to initiate change or break destructive patterns. My counselling model allows me to help clients work through and manage whatever issue has brought them to seek the confidential space that therapy provides.
I have gained invaluable experience in practice with prisoners in HMPS; an Inner London multi-cultural School with children from 8 years of age; a community- based service in Bromley offering therapy in both short-term and long-term models and I still currently practice in a South London Primary-Care setting. I have worked extensively with young people in the care system whose issues range from family neglect and subsequent removal from harmful environments to sexual and physical abuse, drug addiction and the resultant issues of identity and self-worth.
I also operate a private practice here at The Centre for Counselling where I can assist with a wide range of personal and generic issues such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, early childhood experiences, anger, life changes such as redundancy or divorce, loss or bereavement and trauma. My therapeutic model and training allows me to adapt to offering therapy on a short or long-term basis: This is governed by what you the client needs and what is also financially viable.
Feesfor a 50-minute session are £45.00.

Clair Draper • integrative counsellor • children • young people

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Asan integrative counsellor,  I have a solid foundation in a wide variety of theoretical approaches. In my work, I draw upon psychodynamic, humanistic, integrative and CBT. 
I combine a supportive, non-judgemental style whilst being appropriately challenging, creating an environment that is accepting and empowering. 
I have worked for several years alongside a variety of individual clients, with a focus on family, work and relational issues. I have an enhanced DBS certificate and I am fully qualified.

My training and broad range of experience enables me to assess the counselling needs of clients, and to recommend the most suitable approach.  Therapy can’t erase a difficult past but it can support you in moving on in your life by increasing your self worth and thereby your self esteem.

Working with Children and Young People
My specialty is working with children between the ages of 5 and 18 years of age
• Do you find your child is often angry for no apparent reason? 
• Their performance at school is slipping? 
• They are withdrawn and you cannot reach them? 

This is when as a therapist, I can work alongside your child in a therapeutic relationship to help them normalise their feelings and experiences; helping your child during therapy to improve their emotional wellbeing. Working with children as a therapist is something I enjoy and have been very successful in the past.   One of my therapeutic methods whilst working with children is play therapy.  My approach is to work with the child so that together we can find a way for them to say what’s troubling them.  My success in this kind of work is built on a firm foundation around the relationship of me and the child.  It helps to have some time together for an initial assessment and I can make appointments on request.

I have worked in many schools and agencies, such as Place 2 Be and Corelli College.  I have also worked with clients who have issues with drugs and alcohol, which was undertaken at Bromley CRI and I also worked at The Centre of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and worked with anger management and work related stress using CBT.

To arrange an appointment with me please call the centre on 02084665671
Magdalena Galant – Miecznikowska • Individuals, • Couples • Families • Organisations
• Children age 8+,  • Adolescents, • Working Age Adults (18-65) and Older Adults (65+) 

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Intervention (CBT), High Intensity Level II IAPT training University of Surrey 2016 Dementia Care Mapping 8th Edition (Basic User of the Dementia Care Mapping Method) University of Bradford 2014Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy for Practitioners in Therapeutic Environments Middlesex University 2012MSc Mental Health: Psychological Therapies Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London 2011MSc Social Pathology, Forensic and Penitentiary Psychology University of Gdansk 2008

Additional training:
Living with Dementia: Innovation and Leadership University of Salford 2016
Behavioural Family Therapy Training Meriden Family Programme 2015
Clinical Supervision Course Birmingham and Solihull NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust 2015
CBT for Chronic Pain South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust 2013

Magdalena is an experienced HCPC (Health Care Professionals Council) Registered Clinical, Counselling and Forensic Psychologist, Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society) and BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.

She has many years’ experience assessing and treating different client groups with psychological difficulties, in NHS and third sector organisations, in the UK and overseas. She has a strong interest in research and therapeutic outcomes. Magdalena remains involved in research and has undertaken funded research leading to peer reviewed publications. She provides an evidence-based psychological treatment using the most effective psychological interventions, based upon the best scientific evidence available. When working with clients Magdalena tends to be quite practical in her approach, often taking the work she does, outside of the therapy room where she can make changes using a behavioural experiment approach.

Magdalena works using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to treat a range of psychological disorders; Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD), Illness Anxiety Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Sleep problems and Stress. In addition, she provides support for clients with range of difficulties such as: Addictions, Bereavement, Bullying, Issues related to identity and culture, Personality Disorders, Relationship difficulties, Self-Esteem difficulties and Sexual difficulties. Magdalena also has skills and interests in the areas of couple therapy, Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT) and neuropsychological testing.
Areas of interest:
Addictions, Agoraphobia, Anger Management, Anorexia Nervosa, Anxiety, Assertiveness, Avoidance, Bereavement, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Bulimia Nervosa, Career Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (ME), Death Anxiety, Depression, Divorce, Employment, Frustration, Gambling, Gender Identity Disorders, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Grief, Guilt, Health Problems, Internet Addiction, Low Self Esteem, Memory Problems, Midlife Crisis, Minority Stress, Motivation, Narcissism, Negative Thoughts, Nightmares, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Pain Management, Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder, Perfectionism, Performance Management, Personal Relationships, Pet Bereavement, Phobias, Physical Illness, Post Natal Depression (PND), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Procrastination, Relationship Problems, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sleep Problems, Social Phobia, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Trichotillomania, Weight Issues, Work Stress.
Fees:
Initial Psychological Assessment: £90 (60 minute session)
Psychological Therapy: £90 (50 minute session)
Telephone & Skype sessions: £90
Clinical supervision: £60
Career advice in Psychology, Psychotherapy: £75
* Please note that fees for health insurance providers differ from those for self-funding individuals.

Karen Orlebar • Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor • individuals • children and young people

Diploma Integrative Counselling Adults and Children                                    

Sometimes it’s difficult to talk about your feelings and what’s on your mind. Talking to a therapist can help you cope with difficulties and support you to make a positive change.
I’m a qualified counsellor practising for several years with experience of providing community based counselling. I also work with a leading children’s Mental Health Charity in Primary and Secondary schools.
I’ve worked with client’s who’ve experienced issues including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Anger
  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Work related struggles
  • Trauma & Abuse
  • Life events (past & present)
  • Parenting & Parenthood

Also providing counselling for children and adolescents.
I’m experienced school counsellor with extensive knowledge and experience of working therapeutically with children and adolescents through the mediums of play, creative work and talking. Some of the problems I’ve helped children with include:

  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Self-Harm
  • Parental separation & divorce
  • Bereavement
  • Transitions : including primary to secondary school
  • Relationships
  • Exam pressures
  • Behavioural difficulties

I offer weekly or fortnightly sessions @£45 per session, this can be open ended or short term. 
To make an appointment please call the Centre on 02084665671

Dr Priya Vigneswaran • Individuals • Young People

I am a skilled and experienced clinical psychologist delivering high-quality services with excellent outcomes for young people and their families.  

I obtained my doctoral training from the Royal Holloway, University of London and the Tavistock Centre and my doctoral thesis undertook research at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. 
I have spent more than 10 years working with children and their families in the UK both in the public and private sector. I specialise in working with families with children of all ages from babies to young children, adolescents and young adults. I have also acquired additional specialist training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for young people; Narrative Therapy; Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy; Family Therapy; Child Psychotherapy.  I conduct specialist assessment and therapy with young people with Autism and Social Communication Disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

As  the founder of the South-East London Therapists Network for practitioners in private practice and supervises junior colleagues I work in close association with a network of experienced psychiatrists, clinical and educational psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists and adult and family therapists. My practice adheres to the ethical standards of practice as established by the British Psychological Societyand I am a chartered member of the British Psychological Society and is registered with the Health Professions Council as well as a Member of the Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice (ACHIPP).
Reasons why people may come to see me include: 
Support for Children and Young People:

  • Shyness or withdrawal
  • Separation anxiety
  • Worry and anxiety (including panic attacks, phobias and Obsessive Compulsive traits)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sleep problems
    Mood swings
    Low mood and depression
  • Low self-esteem
    Self-harm
  • Perfectionism
  • Eating disorders (anorexia nervosa and bulimia) in children, and young people)
  • Conduct and behaviour problems at home and school
  • Family/relationship issues (e.g. Parental separation or divorce; Parental depression; Parent-child relationship difficulties; Sibling rivalry; Pre- and Post adoption support; Life story work
  • School-based difficulties (e.g. peer relationships, bullying, social media issues, attendance, examination stress/anxiety)
  • Adaptation to life events (e.g. the arrival of siblings, divorce, bereavement, chronic illness)
  • Assessment and behavioural management of Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Behavioural management of ADHD
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Support for Parents

  • birth preparation
  • postnatal depression & birth trauma
  • coping with pregnancy and a new baby
  • sleep issues & feeding problems with a young child or infant
  • Non-compliance - Temper tantrums - Feeding difficulties, including selective or “fussy” eating
  • toileting issues
  • separation anxiety
  • Bonding and Attachment difficulties
  • behavioural problems

How it works: First meeting:When we first meet we will get a detailed understanding of your concerns about your child as well as some background information.  This will give us the chance to think about what type of therapy will best suit your needs. 
Individual therapy

Therapy with younger children works to engage them in a playful way using drawings, toys, playdoh etc. to help children express their feelings and worries. Parents are usually present for these sessions to support the young person and so they can help implement the work at home. 
Therapy with adolescents and parents tends to be talking and the teaching of relevant strategies, depending on the nature of the problem. When meeting with an older child or adolescent we can meet without the parent present but parents are still kept actively involved where relevant and regularly updated at review sessions. 
I develop a collaborative and respectful partnership with all individuals and families that places families as the expert on their lives and honours the skills, experience, and knowledge that everyone brings with them. 
Using a problem-solving approach I draw on people’s own skills and strengths and my expertise to develop personalised strategies. Often the therapy will involve some things to try between sessions. This allows young people and their families to take control of their own wellbeing and usually enhances progress more quickly. The course of the therapy varies according to the individual or family needs, and the severity of the problem but this will be regularly reviewed with you. 
Assessment
Sometimes further assessment of your child is needed before we begin therapy. There are various types of assessments, which may include an observation of your child in their school, nursery, or home as well as input from other professionals and/or the use of psychological testing. You will be consulted about this process before any information is requested or shared with third parties.
Confidentiality:
The meetings are strictly confidential, within the boundaries of safeguarding (ie. unless I am concerned that you or other people are in immediate danger , in which case I will discuss with you informing the appropriate external agencies). I also keep written records of sessions. This information is securely kept and solely for my use. The details will not be passed onto anyone else without your permission.I may discuss aspects of our work with colleagues during professional supervision but will keep identifying details anonymous.

Fees to be discussed
Kate Chatters • Individuals • families • specialist autism support

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - DClinPsy
BSc Hons. Psychology
HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist
NHS Principal Clinical Psychologist

About me: I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years NHS experience where I treat a wide range of difficulties and supervise a small team of therapists. I am trained in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety, depression, stress and many other problems. I have interests in Schema Focused Therapy, mindfulness based approaches and strengths based CBT. I use approaches as recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence and my clients can be assured that the therapy chosen will be the best fit for their particular problem.

Supporting Families: 
I have additional specialist skills in working with families. As a mother of two children myself, I fully appreciate that being a parent can be hugely rewarding - but is at times the most difficult job you will ever do! My goal is to share your goals and use my experience to support you and your family to a more manageable family life whatever problems you may be facing. 
In the NHS, I support parents of adult children with autism and learning disabilities who may have behaviour that is very challenging. As a professional with many years experience in managing challenging behaviour - no situation is too difficult to address or without hope! 
Using an approach called Positive Behaviour Support to reduce difficult or challenging behaviours with positive strategies. I help families to build an understanding of the problem, to understand what function the behaviour may serve. We then work together to develop a plan of action based on this. We initially work with proactive strategies- strategies that hopefully prevent the behaviours occurring in the first place. We also look at developing reactive strategies - a plan of what to do after the behaviours occur. This is the approach now adopted by most leading national organisations. 

Specialist Autism Support: 
I am able to adapt therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for those who may have learning difficulties, learning disabilities or autism.  I am trained in the 'gold standard' diagnostic assessments for autism in both adults and children (over the age of 30 months). 

Fees: £60 per session (50 minutes)
First Steps: The first step is the hardest on your journey to a brighter future - picking up the phone. Once you have made the decision most people don't want to wait. I am able to offer a free initial telephone consultation same day. You can call or email to say that you are looking for a psychologist/ therapist and I will get in touch to arrange a time for us to talk. 

What happens next: I offer a free initial 20 minute consultation. I'll give you a call at a time that is convenient when you can privately discuss your concerns. I usually start by asking you about the difficulty you may be experiencing, be that anxiety, depression, OCD, parenting concerns or general worries about your child. Sometimes clients just have a general sense that something isn't right. I am there to help. Together we can come to an understanding  about what the issues are and what is most likely to help. This is your 'treatment plan'. We can discuss how many sessions we might need to get you to where you want to be. For anxiety and depression for example, this is usually 8-12 sessions but sometimes more if the issues are more complex. Availability: We can discuss a convenient time for us to meet. I am able to offer weekend and evening appointments as needed so that you can fit therapy around your usual commitments.

Isis Davidson Olsson • Children Services • Adult Services 
• Learning Disability Services • Older Adults

Chartered Psychologist British Psychological Society (172392) 
HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist (PYL29327)
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology DClinPsy
BSc Hons. Psychology

I am a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health Care Professionals Council and a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society. I have been working within the NHS since 2007 and during this time I have had direct experience working for a variety of Specialist Services, including: 
• Children Services 
• Adult Services 
• Learning Disability Services 
• Older Adult Services 
• Perinatal Services
 - Mother and Baby 
I currently work in a Paediatric Liaison Service, where I see children, young people, parents and families experiencing distress. Some of the work I am involved in, focuses on distress related to a chronic health condition. However, more often than not, I see people experiencing distress related to their general mental health, personal life, traumas and/or relationships. In addition to this, I have a specialist interest in the parenting experience and have completed doctoral level research on how the parenting experience can be disrupted by specific experiences. More than this however, is my experience of working with a wide variety of people, all of whom were experiencing their own very personal struggle with psychological distress related to a behaviour they felt unable to control, emotions they did not understand, thoughts they were unable to manage, experiences they found painful or life events which had impacted on their wellbeing. As a result of my training and experience, I feel able to work with a wide range of difficulties, including: 
Mental Health • Anxiety Depression Post-natal Depression ASD Eating Disorders 
Personal • Life Transition & Adjustment Issues Self Esteem & Self Development Life / Personal Coaching Behaviour Problems Grief and Loss Race / Gender / Sexuality / Religion 
Trauma • Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse Bullying PTSD 
General Health • Chronic Disease Management Pain Management Terminal Illness Weight Management 
Stress Management Relationships Conflict Resolution Couples Therapy Cross-cultural Parenting Relationships Estrangement 
Work / Community• Workplace Bullying Leadership Work Stress

As an Integrative Practitioner, people and their experiences are central to my approach and I use all my psychological knowledge and experience to work with them in understanding and intervening on the difficulties they face in a way that best fits their approach to life.