Nina Britten, Integretive Counsellor and CBT Practitioner
I am an experienced counsellor and CBT practitioner, based in South London. I work with adults with a wide range of issues including generalised anxiety disorder, depression, panic disorder, self esteem and identity issues, anger, bereavement, relationship issues and addiction.
Sometimes when life gets tough, we all need a little help. I offer a confidential space and a warm, friendly, supportive environment, where you feel comfortable enough to talk about the things that are worrying you. I have a flexible approach and combine ways of working from Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies to suit your individual needs. My aim is to support and encourage you to develop confidence in your own ability to help yourself.
We are all affected by our past experiences, sometimes in ways that we are unaware of. From our earliest relationships we develop beliefs that shape the way we see ourselves, others and the world. Our ways of thinking and behaving may no longer be useful or beneficial to us and may be affecting our relationships, limiting our personal growth and holding us back from reaching our true potential. I use CBT techniques to examine how thoughts affect the way we feel and behave. By becoming more aware of our thinking patterns, we can begin to recognise and replace unhelpful thoughts with healthier alternatives, moving towards a more positive, realistic way of thinking. With these new insights we are better able to make choices that are right for us and find better ways of coping.
I have considerable experience of working with bereavement but grief is not only about death. Its about about losing anything that is important to us - a relationship, dreams of having a child, our hopes and expectations, independence, a job, home or health. Although loss is choice-less, we can make choices about how we are going to deal it. Everyone grieves differently and there is no time limit. I can guide and support you through the grieving process and help you draw on your strengths and qualities to adjust to your new reality.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (accredited)
CPCAB Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT (accredited)
Counselling Psychology Open Degree
Separation Reunion Forum
The Impact of Imprisonment on Parents and Children: Exploring Attachment, Separation & Loss (Nov 2011)
Domestic Violence: The Impact on Attachment Relationships in Families (Nov 2012)
Trainings and workshops
Personality disorders (Emergence), Relapse prevention, Young peoples drug use (Hackney DAAT), Mindfulness (Breathing Space), Post traumatic growth, Co-dependency, Motivational Interviewing, Attachment and loss (Bowlby Centre), Bereavement and complex grief, Self esteem, Eating disorders, Self harm, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Focusing, Suicide prevention (Storm), Sexual abuse (RASAC), Cirlcles of grief - Lois Tonkin, (Cruze Master class) Shattered Dreams and other Metaphors of Loss (Cruse Masterclass), Safeguarding levels 1 & 2 (Islington Safeguarding Board), Somatic Trauma Therapy - Babette Rothchild, Attachment and Trauma Congress 2017 (ISC International)
I have also worked as a school counsellor, working creatively with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties - counselling, group work and play therapy (art, clay, puppets, and story telling).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
£40 per 50 minute session
Limited concessions available for those on low income
Flexible hours, Daytime and evening sessions available, Monday - Friday
Nearest tube is Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines). Nearest Railway Station is Elephant & Castle.
As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy my practice is regularly supervised by an accredited BACP supervisor in accordance with BACP Practice Guidelines
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day times and evening spaces available
Types of client