Manda Glanfield, Reg. MBACP (Accred), Individual Counselling
175-177 Borough High Street
Hello, welcome to my profile.
I am a musician-turned-therapist with a passion for working with individuals to enable them to see, hear and understand themselves, and be able to find the solutions that will help them feel less stuck and/or alone.
Often we are so bombarded with other people's ideas and advice that we lose sight of who we really are, what we like and don't like, what makes us tick and where we want to be in life. We can quickly feel overwhelmed by the pressures and stresses of life - stress at work, conflict in relationships, a general feeling of lowness or a feeling of finding it hard to cope. I work to offer a relationship that does not judge but allows you to explore for yourself, in your own way, what is going on, why things are the way they are, what may need to change in order for you to feel able to change or influence the course of your life.
This type of counselling is called person centred. I work with what you bring - I understand that you are likely to be the best judge of what has brought you to counselling and what you are looking for from the sessions. I listen and pay attention to thoughts and feelings. I don't judge, but try to provide an authentic relationship - and it is this that works as the therapy itself, enabling you to see, hear and understand yourself better. In the relationship formed in the therapy, I walk along beside you to help you find your own best answer.
Areas of specialism
I have particular experience in working with stress and anxiety, loss and bereavement, depression or low self esteem and relationship issues. I also work 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 a further session or sessions, or onward referral. You may want a limited number of sessions or you may wish your therapy to be open-ended.
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.
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
Streatham Hill: £50 per 50-minute session
London Bridge: £60 per 50-minute session
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 4th 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|
Monday to Saturday, daytime and evening.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|