Nina Britten, Counsellor and CBT Practitioner
I am a fully qualified counsellor and CBT practitioner, based in South London. I work with adults with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, panic, disability, identity, anger and aggression, bereavement, self harm, relationship issues, sexuality, self esteem and addiction.
I strongly believe that we all have within us the ability to heal from within and make changes in our lives, given the right tools, in a safe and supportive environment. I offer a confidential space and a warm, friendly, accepting atmosphere, 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, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies that 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 and others and ways of thinking and behaving that we may no longer be useful or beneficial to us. This may be affecting our relationships, limiting our personal growth, holding us back from reaching our true potential. I use CBT techniques to examine how our thoughts affect the way we feel and behave. By becoming more aware of your thinking patterns, you will begin to recognise and replace unhelpful thoughts with healthier alternatives, moving towards a more positive, realistic way of thinking. With these new insights you are better able to make choices that are right for you and find find better ways of coping.
I have considerable experience of working with bereavement but grief is part of life for everyone. Its not only about death. Its about about losing anything that is important to us. It may be a relationship, dreams of having a child, our hopes and expectations, independence, jobs, home or health. Although loss is choice less, we can make choices about how we are going to deal with loss. I can help you to identify the sources of stress and support you to improve your competence in dealing with them. I can encourage you to draw on your qualities and use your strengths, to use support strategies and find new ones.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (accredited)
CPCAB Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT (accredited)
Open University- Counselling Psychology - Exploring Fear and sadness
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), Drugs and alcohol awareness, Relapse prevention, Young peoples drug use (Hackney DAAT), Mindfulness (Breathing Space), Post traumatic growth, Co-dependency, Motivational Interviewing, Attachment separation and loss (Bowlby Centre), Bereavement and complex grief, Self esteem workshop, Eating disorders, Self harm, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Focusing, Suicide prevention (Storm), Sexual abuse (RASAC), Cirlcles of grief - Lois Tonkin (Cruze Master classShattered Dreams and other Metaphors of Loss (Cruze Masterclass), Safeguarding levels 1 & 2 (Islington Safeguarding Board), Somantic Trauma - Babette Rothchild
I am committed to further developing my knowledge and insight with continuing personal and professional development.
I have a broad knowledge and experience in the areas of addiction and bereavement, working with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, disability, sexual abuse, sexuality, childhood trauma, difficulties in relationships, anger, identity and self esteem.
I also work with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, counselling, group work and play therapy (art, clay, puppets, 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
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
£40 per session
Limited concessions available for those on low income
Sessions last for 50 mins and are usually held weekly
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 some evenings available
Types of client