Beata Salter MSc MBACP Registered, UKCP Accredited
Marriage Counselling might seem like a last resource. You might be feeling stuck because you have tried and tried to make your relationship/marriage work. Getting through to your partner seems hopeless. You don’t want to stay in a failing marriage, but breaking up your family feels wrong too. Couple counselling is usually a starting point where you can learn about each other's needs and the way you are happy to fulfil them. You learn tools that will allow you to communicate effectively and respectfully.
Whether I work with individuals or couples my approach is simple. When I am with you, you become my centre of the universe. Whether laughing, crying, reflecting, testing or challenging yourself, you have my full attention. When I am with you I use my knowledge, skills and experience as well as common sense and intuition. My clients tend to feel at ease when working with me, frequently being surprised by the way they start to feel about themselves. Often they experience surprising and refreshing change in their perception and become aware of options and choices that open up for them.
If you are like most people, 8 sessions might give you enough knowledge and tools to deal with the challenge you are currently facing. Sometimes after 8 sessions, it might be more appropriate for you to keep in touch, monthly; to be able to adapt safely to your "new normal". Usually, couples need more time to explore and find their way to relate to each other authentically.
If appropriate, you might choose to work with me long term
"From the moment I had my first session with Bea, she made me feel completely at ease. I felt I was able to talk about things I felt uncomfortable about in the past. The 8 sessions have really helped me to develop a set of skills to cope with my depression and thoughts I have been experiencing. I feel that Bea has a really deep understanding of individuals needs. She is a great listener but also is able to make sense of feelings I have never been able to. She is able to communicate what they are in a logical rational way that I am able to understand. She is able to and talks with wisdom and I can tell this comes from a wealth of knowledge and life experience. I am eternally grateful to have met Bea and for the influence she has given me. Bea has helped me see that there is light at the end of the tunnel. It is so hard to find someone who you feel really understands you and that you are able to understand too. I have been trying to find this for years and finally I have". (Joan W.) name changed
You can expect to be supported without criticism or judgement. You might want to talk about your experiences and try to make sense of them. It's a safe space in which you can express your difficult feelings. What you say in counselling is confidential, unless I am worried for your safety.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PG Diploma in Contemporary Psychothrapy
- Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy
- Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children - Place2Be
- Bereavement Counselling - Marie Curie Hospice
- Online/Telephone Counselling - Childline
I have been running Bereavement (Walk & Talk) Groups in Marie Curie Hospice and continue working in North London Hospice (counselling bereaved relatives, working with terminally ill patients, facilitating group supervision and training new volunteers). I am also counselling in Mind in Barnet, helping individuals with variety of mental health and life issues. Until the end of April 2017 I have been working with Childline, doing online and telephone counselling, responding to distressed calls of our young people.
My private practice is situated in Finchley N3, where I see most of my private clients. When childcare is a problem or the client is terminally ill, I see them in the comfort of their home (NW London only).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
DBS (CRB) checked by:
North London Hospice
Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
Each face-to-face session takes 50 minutes, unless advised otherwise.
£50 (£65 after 5pm) - individual counselling,
£75 (£95 at home) – couples counselling
£40 (£55 after 5pm)counselling for students
£50 online/telephone counselling
I provide the following:
Long-term face-to-face work,
Short-term face-to-face work,
Counselling for students, and
Home visits for patients in North West London.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Marriage counselling slot is going to be available from July.
Types of client