Noel Bell MA, PG Dip Psych, UKCP
Psychosynthesis & Education Trust
92-94 Tooley Street
48 Newlands Park
Making the first step to contact a therapist can be daunting. However, it can also be the initial step in a journey of transformation and liberation from self-limiting issues holding you back in life. I have sought help from a number of therapists as part of my own journey of personal therapy over the years so am fully familiar with the processes involved as a client.
What you may expect to achieve from working with me is meaningful insight, greater clarity and the ability to develop your inner wisdom. I have helped people with occupational stress, anxiety, infertility, sexual abuse, trauma, depression, relationship difficulties, addictions and life transitions.
I work with individuals in one to one personal therapy as well as with couples in relationship counselling. I can help you to bring awareness to the relationship between what you think, what you feel and your consequential behaviour so that you will have greater insight into the cause of your suffering, or present difficulties. I host a blog about health and well-being and you can read my posts from this link: http://noelbell.net/psychotherapy-blog/
I have spent the past 20 years exploring and studying personal growth, recovery from addictions and inner transformation. Check out my podcasts on my website: http://noelbell.net/podcasts/
In my work, I draw upon a broad spectrum of psychotherapeutic knowledge and tune my approach to match the uniqueness of each individual I work with. I am flexible in my theoretical approach depending on your particular needs. I can draw upon the most effective tools and techniques from a number of schools and traditions including Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Humanist (Person- Centred and Gestalt), Existential and Transpersonal. This, for me, is what it means to be an integrative counsellor so that I may best meet the needs of my clients.
You can obtain a better understanding of my integrative approach from my video interview with Brant Cortright PH.D which contains some of the most effective recent research findings into brain health and general well-being.
I am registered and accredited as a clinical psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I trained at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE), the largest training centre for integrative transpersonal psychotherapy in Europe, based in London. The five year postgraduate diploma programme is accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). The CCPE is also a member of the (UKCP). I abide by the UKCP Ethical Code of practice. The training was integrative in nature combining elements of psychodynamic, existential and gestalt within a depth transpersonal approach.
I undertook my psychiatric observational placement at South West London and St. George's NHS Mental Health Trust which gave me an insight into the provision of secondary care services in the NHS. The Trust works in partnership with primary care, social care and voluntary organisations to provide high-quality mental health services in South West London and nationally.
I believe that it is essential that you feel comfortable and safe with your therapist so that you can start an open and frank dialogue. Research has indicated that the working alliance (how you get on with your therapist) is as important as any other factor in successful therapeutic outcomes. I am happy to have a telephone chat in the first instance if you feel that this would help you to decide whether you want to meet me.
My previous life experience has involved management consultancy, financial trading and broadcasting. Prior to qualification as a psychotherapist I was a management consultant in London and have personal experience of working in pressured and stressful corporate environments. I see clients in London SE1 close to More London SE1
I also offer online counselling from the comfort of your own home. I hold a current enhanced criminal record certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).
I can also offer tailored training to your organisation on ways of working with addicted clients (drugs, alcohol, internet, sex/pornography, gambling and social media/smartphone) as part of a CPD programme.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy – Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE), (validated by the University of Northampton) (2014)
National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy a foundation programme in hypnosis training designed for qualified counsellors and psychotherapists (2017 - ongoing)
NLP introduction, NLP Dynamics, 2012. (Certificate awarded).
Life Coaching,Coaching Academy, 2012. (Certificate awarded).
MA Modern European Studies - London Metropolitan University (1999)
Other short courses attended:
- Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery, PODS Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors, July 2017.
- Hypnosis, inductions, regression, ego strengthening, IMR and language patterns National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, 2017
- Eros in the Counselling Room, Ruth Morgan, 2016.
- Guest group facilitator for Gestalt weekend on diploma course, CCPE, 2015 & 2016.
- The Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5): Dr Ed Burns, Consultant Psychiatrist,SW London & St George’s NHS Mental Health Trust, 2014 a) Mood disorders, b) schizophrenia & dissociation, c) personality disorders and d) Anxiety Disorders & Obsessive Compulsive Disorders.
- Facilitation of a two day workshop comprising of 6 participants on addictions using creative imagination techniques,CCPE, 2014.
- Safeguarding awareness, Gamcare, 2014.
- Voluntary supervision of Foundation year students, CCPE, 2014.
- Helping clients cope with compulsive gambling,Gamcare, 2013.
- Facilitation of Groups, Professor Julia Buckroyd, Foundations UK, 2013.
- Dealing with Trauma Workshop, Mark Brayne, 2012.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Assessments for Employee Assistance Programmes.
Life coaching and life transitions.
Study tuition for students. (See here for more information http://noelbell.net/tutorials-and-help-with-essay-writing/ )
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
I offer a sliding scale of fees based on location and time of day. If you have any questions I would be happy to discuss them before making an appointment. Just call me on my mobile number and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I have some room for low cost provision and offer reduced fees for students.
Any notice less than 48 hours notice will incur full fee charge.
- Thinking of stopping drinking and taking drugs?
- Your questions answered about mental health conditions
- I’ve got everything so why am I feeling anxious?
- Boost all your relationships by better managing core feelings
- How sex and love addiction can align with problem gambling
- Is your use of porn out of control?
- Coping with anxiety in a chaotic digital world
- Avoid rescuing problem gamblers
- Porn, alternative sexual lifestyles and addiction
- Can't stop swiping or checking for social media updates?
- When self-loathing and regret fuels depression
- Know your attachment style and overcome codependency
- When chemsex parties stop being fun
- When a toxic boss activates your anxiety
- The 5 stages of addiction to alcohol and drugs
- How to stick to New Year resolutions
- Do you have a problem with overusing your smartphone?
- How to improve family relationships at holiday times
- The most effective treatment for alcoholism
- Why FOBTs are dubbed the ‘crack cocaine of gambling’
- Positive self-talk can help relieve anxiety
- How to free up repressed feelings and enjoy better relationships
- Avoid the victim role and ask for your needs
- Why avoidance does not help your anxiety
- Manxiety: the importance of men addressing their anxiety
- How to know if you have a problem with porn
- Are you he, she or non-binary in gender identity?
- Why sexual fantasies can be healthy in a strong relationship
- Know your mental shortcuts and avoid exploitation
- Positive self-affirmations can conquer anxiety
- How to ensure that you make better decisions
- How to digitally detox and stay connected
- How to organise your brain more efficiently
- How to survive a toxic workplace
- Therapy can be a lifesaver for men
- Ways to build resilience and overcome a breakup
- Aligning to the four givens of life can set us free
- How to more easily avoid a meltdown at work
- How to rebuild your life after a betrayal
- Overcome three of the most common myths about anxiety
- How to avoid the victim role and enjoy better relations
- Better understand your attraction to the bad boy
- Personal development is more than responding to the bully
- Engage with the power of imagination to ease anxiety
- Seven ways to adopt abundance theory in the office
- The pull of now is more powerful than future promise
- How to stay healthy with a demanding workload
- The attraction of special events for problem gambling
- How to ease addiction by assessing bottom line behaviours
- How to find the most effective ways of saying 'no'
- Boost self-esteem by learning how to cope with toxic people
- Lust, attraction and attachment with dating apps
- Overcome your anxiety browsing social media
- The 10 most successful ways of overcoming gambling urges
- How to feel more empowered in work relationships
- Are dating apps a way to avoid emotional intimacy?
- What to do when your partner has an addiction
- Taking action to transform feelings of anxiety
- How to transform work related stress
- Dealing with loss at Christmas
- Spotting the initial charm of toxic people
- Why people have affairs and cheat on their partner
- Social media risks for teenagers
- The pain of anger
- Why bullies don’t apologise
- Overcoming fear of abandonment
- How to overcome procrastination
- What are your cognitive distortions?
- What is your relationship dealbreaker?
- Healthy relationships maintain an equal balance of power
- Embracing our heart space to overcome fear and anxiety
- Love is a way of being, not an act restricted to one person
- The importance of feeling heard after a loss
- It is the role that is made redundant, not you, the person
- Listening builds trust and depth in your relationships
- Assertiveness: the key to improving low self-esteem
- When anger becomes a problem
- Help your brain to reduce your anxiety
- Now that you have stopped drinking
- When your partner has had an affair
- Can apps help with managing depression?
- The importance of a healthy work/life balance
- When financial trading becomes problem gambling
- How to help someone undergoing a panic attack
- My son is addicted to computer games, what can I do?
- How to deal with revenge porn if you have been a victim
- Don’t share your bereavement with narcissists
- How to overcome feeling irritated with others
- Shutting the back door when an unhealthy relationship ends
- Self-discipline exercises that will help your anxiety
- The beginning and end of relationships
- Can friends make us miserable?
- Sex addiction – Why it’s so misunderstood
- Couple issues and how to heal them
- Is online counselling for me?
- Addiction is not just about drink and drugs
- The disappearing male in relationships
- Do I have the ‘baby blues’ or postnatal depression?
- Will therapy help my eating disorder?
- When sex stops happening in your relationship
- The task can be to assess what is behind your anxiety
- I feel depressed - what should I do?
- Afraid of your gambling habits?
- Stress affects us all
I also speak in the media on all matters related to addiction, mental health and related news stories. Contact me for more information. See a recent contribution to Sky News.
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- 12 Steps of Recovery.
- Personal and Spiritual development.
- Dealing with lack of meaning and purpose in life.
- The creative imagination and unblocking creativity and expression.
- Learning to trust intuition and your inner wisdom.
- Dream analysis.
- Working with and exploring myths and stories, and archetypes.
See also my interview with Robin Shohet about appreciative enquiry and consultative supervision.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please contact me directly about my availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|