Manda Glanfield, Reg. MBACP (Accred), Counselling London Bridge
175-177 Borough High Street
As a person-centred counsellor, I offer an authentic way of relating that can help you re-connect to who you are and what it is you need to get you back on track. I will walk beside you to help you work towards finding your own best answer.
With a former career in the music business, I became a counsellor ten years ago after I experienced for myself the healing ingredients offered by the counselling relationship: warmth, non-judgmental listening and authentic relating. Today, I continue to work to provide these same conditions, in order to support the individual to find the answers they seek.
How I work
I offer a relationship in which I embody qualities of warmth, listening, prizing and authenticity. By listening, without judgement, to your own unique experience of yourself in the present, past and imagined future, I help you make sense of what you find and how you feel. I don't diagnose or give advice but I pay attention to thoughts and feelings. I work in the moment and offer a true relationship based on my experience of you in the present.
In this way, I walk beside you on your journey to help you find what you're looking for from counselling.
I believe that we each have our own unique lived experience with our own beliefs, thoughts and feelings, and as such, no-one can be better placed than us to know who we are and what feels right for us. But sometimes, it can be hard to connect to that sense of what we want, with all the demands of daily life pulling us in many directions. Work, home life, relationships, family - even other people’s well-meaning advice can add to the confusion. This, plus the cacophony of our own ‘shoulds’ and ‘oughtas’, can make it hard to see clearly, think clearly, or make any sense at all out of what is going on – let alone what we want for ourselves.
So perhaps you are here because you feel the time has come to address this. You want to stop feeling like you are just fighting fires; you need some space in which you will not be judged but will be listened to, heard, received and prized. Here, you will find yourself within an authentic relationship - focused on you - where your wishes, hopes, fears, pain, anger, sadness, grief and joy can be heard and held.
In this way, you can re-connect and hear yourself anew. You can discover what’s important to you. You can feel understood and accepted, and experience yourself in a new way. Your path may become clearer. You may begin to have a sense of what is needed to get you closer to where you want to be.
And - most importantly - you are the driver - when you feel ready to stop, you stop.
Since becoming a counsellor in 2007, I worked for 7 years with adolescents at a Pupil Referral Unit where I set up a one-to-one gardening therapy service, along with delivering individual counselling, group therapy and psychoeducational groups. I rolled out the service to primary and secondary schools.
I have worked in the NHS and community services in south-east London. I have been in private practice, specialising in one-to-one and workplace counselling, since 2012.
Areas of specialism
I have particular experience and interest in addressing issues associated with anxiety, work stress, loss and bereavement, depression, low self esteem and relationship issues. I have also worked effectively with abuse, family conflict, bullying and existential issues (eg. ageing, not having a sense of meaning).
What to expect
Sessions are weekly and last 50 minutes. We start with an initial consultation which includes an assessment to make sure that counselling is right for you, as well as giving you a chance to explore a bit further what has brought you to therapy and what you might be hoping to get from the sessions. We decide together at the end of the session how to go forward, whether this be further sessions or onward referral. Sessions continue on a weekly basis until you decide to stop.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and qualifications
- Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling, City & Guilds, Lewisham College (2008)
- Existential Therapy module (2007) and workshops (2015, 2016)
- Continuing Professional Development training 2008-present includes Working with Anger, Abuse, Working Therapeutically Outdoors, Equine Assisted Therapy, Assessment in Therapy.
- BACP registered (2012) reg. no. 026573.
- BACP accredited (2012)
- Member, BACP Private Practice division
- Member, CAPO (Counselling And Psychotherapy Outdoors)
- My work is clinically supervised which means that I discuss my work with you, with a clinical supervisor, in a way that protects your identity and in a confidential setting. This is an essential part of every counsellor's practice and helps maintain high standards within the profession.
- I undertake regular CPD (continuing professional development) to ensure my working knowledge is relevant and up to date.
- I abide by the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I have 10 years’ experience working with individuals and groups in the workplace, community and education.
After qualifying in 2007 I worked for 6 years with young people at a bespoke therapy service in Medway where I designed and delivered a gardening therapy provision alongside my one-to-one work.
I have worked for the NHS in Bermondsey, many schools, both primary and secondary, and at a community counselling service in Greenwich.
Before qualifying as a counsellor I had a former career in the music business - this gave me an understanding of the impact of working under pressure in the business world.
I have been in private practice, offering workplace and general counselling, since 2013.
"I was feeling very confused when I first came to counselling, but Manda helped me reach a place where I had much more clarity, control and confidence about me."
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
London Bridge: from £60
Streatham Hill/West Norwood: from £50
Daytime and evening appointments available, Monday to Saturday.
How to find me
- Streatham Hill My consulting room is in my house, situated in a quiet residential street, halfway between Streatham Hill and West Norwood. Bus 417 stops nearby and there is free parking on the street outside.
- London Bridge The room is on the upper floor of a quiet building on Borough High Street, just moments from both London Bridge and Borough stations. Easily accessible from the city, Waterloo, Elephant & Castle and all parts of south east London.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon-Sat, daytime and evening.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|