Bert-Jan Zuiderduin (MBACP, MSc)
ETNA Community Centre
13 Rosslyn Road
Cambrian Community Centre
1 Grove Road
020 8932 1293
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.
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.
Working from a psychodynamic perspective, I also bring my own interpretations and reflections, when I think they can help - looking at situations from different perspectives adds deeper personal meanings, which can be life-changing.
Psychodynamic therapy is rooted in psychoanalysis. It has found a wide variety of applications since the early days of Freud, Jung and their contemporaries. Modern contributions such as attachment theory and neuroscience have also added a wealth of research and evidence. What most psychodynamic therapies today still have in common is a focus on the unconscious and on interpersonal relations in the past past and in the present.
Evidence increasingly shows that the benefits of psychodynamic 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
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- 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
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Developmental Trauma
- Adult Onset Trauma
- Complex Trauma
- Psychosomatic illness
The first session is priced at £30. Regular weekly sessions are offered from £40, 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 discuss in more detail the 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. When we agree to work together in your therapy, we can do so for a brief number of sessions or for a longer period of therapy. Sessions are held at a regular time 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. Fees start from £40.
Types of client