Theodora Bell MA Psychotherapy, UKCP, MBACP.
I offer long and short term Psychotherapy and Counselling in Southfieds for individuals going through life changes or life crisis, and who want to explore new directions in life.
I specialize in working with:
Adults suffering from the effects of a difficult childhood which may result in chronic unhappiness, sensitivity or shame
Abuse and trauma in childhood or adult life, and PTSD
Identity issues - 'Who am I?'
Anxiety, panic attacks and depression
Difficulties with intimacy and relationship
Traumatic experience of childbirth and postnatal depression
Some people seek therapy for personal development which may include working with subpersonalities, mindfulness, meditation, journalling, dreamwork and imagery.
My approach is relational and Integrative drawing on many theories including Psychodynamic theory, Psychosynthesis, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy .
Psychodynamic theory is concerned with issues that have their roots in childhood, which still affect us.
Psychosynthesis involves the whole person: body, feelings, mind, sexuality and spirituality; it is concerned with our relationship to ourselves and others, periods of transition in our lives, personal goals and aspirations.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a talking therapy for working with trauma - related symptoms, which may include flashbacks, nightmares or discomfort in the body. Mindfulness and movement are used to release symptoms and develop new ways of being.
The therapy relationship is widely recognized as being important in facilitating healing and growth; I aim to provide a supportive and confidential space in which trust can develop, so that gentle challenge and exploration of new ways of being can be included.
Training, qualifications & experience
My background is in the NHS. I worked for many years as a Midwife and Health Visitor before training as a Psychotherapist.
I am an experienced Psychotherpist and Counsellor. I trained at the Institute of Psychosynthesis in Hendon:
Diploma in Psychosynthesis Therapeutic Counselling
MA Psychotherapy (Middlesex University)
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Levels 1 and 2 for the treatment of acute trauma and developmental trauma
I abide by the code of ethics set out by UKCP and BACP.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Fee for initial and ongoing sessions: £55 for a 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Day time / Evenings from 5pm
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer Supervision to trainee and and qualified Counsellors and Psychotherapists from an Integrative perspective.View supervision profile