Bert-Jan Zuiderduin (MBACP, MSc)
ETNA Community Centre
13 Rosslyn Road
57a Latchmere Road
020 8932 1293
I offer a warm, nonjudgmental and personable environment, where people can feel safe. By engaging with difficult feelings or thoughts, and by reflecting on them in a confidential and reliable space, enduring progress is possible.
Over the years, I have worked with people from a variety of ages and backgrounds. I have supported them through difficult times by helping them to express thoughts and feelings and to understand themselves better, in relationship with themselves and others. This often leads to improved self-acceptance, better integration between different “parts” of the personality and a more creative approach to difficulties.
Working primarily from a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic perspective, I also bring my own interpretations and reflections, when I think they can help add a perspective. I often focus on the unconscious and on relationships (in the past past and in the present). I also work with dreams and their very personal meanings.
Evidence increasingly shows that the benefits of psychodynamic/psychoanalytic therapy increase with time and that they bring continued improvement even long after the therapy has ended, reaching beyond symptom relief.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and experienced psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist (MSc) and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), working within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I also do assessments and clinical work for Sutton Counselling, a community-based organisation in Sutton. I have specialised experience of working with refugees and survivors of torture and I work in an LGBT affirmative way.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Developmental Trauma
- Adult Onset Trauma
- Complex Trauma
- Psychosomatic illness
Regular weekly sessions are offered at £50, with some concessions available.
Due to booking and room costs I do charge a full fee for any missed sessions or cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the booked session.
After our initial contact, I will arrange for a first session, which will be an opportunity for you to bring up any issues you want help with. I will ask some questions to get to know you better and in turn, you can form an idea of how I could help you and what the therapy will be like. We can agree to work together for a brief number of sessions or for a longer period of time. Sessions are held at a regular time every week and will be for 50 minutes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently have regular times available on most evenings, as well as daytime options on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Hourly fees are £50, with some concessions.
Types of client