Sinthia Baxter MBACP BASE Counselling & Consultancy Services English/Croatian
41 Abbeville Rd
07464 327 249
I am an experienced and qualified Integrative Counsellor with a background in business management. I understand the stresses of working to deadlines, managing other people’s expectations and holding responsibility at a high level.
I work with patients who have a variety of presenting issues, mainly I work with:
- relationship issues
- and trauma
- male and female victims of domestic violence
Type of issues I work with are listed in the separate section of this page.
I have worked as a primary counsellor, family therapist, a group facilitator in various settings particularly within the addiction sector and ran parenting skills groups. I have also worked with C.R.I. (Crime Reduction Initiative) which allowed me to deeply understand drug and alcohol dependency, dual diagnosis, violence, shock, trauma, self-harm and sexual issues. For a number of years I worked with clients who have been involved with the child protection services as well as the criminal justice system. Over the last seven years I have also worked with carers who often feel isolated and invisible.
I am currently working as a psychotherapist in a major South London Hospital where I closely work with two consultants who specialise in treating patients experiencing hearing loss as well as having balance issues. Their patients are referred to me for short-term or open-ended therapy. During the rest of the week I work in private practice offering individual, couple as well as family therapy in London and Surrey and provide a confidential, non-judgmental, nurturing space for you to explore any issues.
I started my company BASE Counselling and Consultancy Services in 2013.
As an integrative therapist I will draw on different aspects of various therapeutic models when working with clients. During your time in therapy with me you can explore relationship issues either present or historic, boundary issues and belief systems that impact your life. I will also support you in developing new coping strategies. I am also available for crisis counselling and short notice appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
- University Diploma (Integrative Counselling)
- University Diploma (Business Studies and Languages)
- Diploma (Music - Piano)
- Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults training
- Teaching Understanding Substance Misuse training
- Teaching Introduction to Counselling to Level 1 students
- Divorce Support Groups Therapists Training
- Couple Counselling training
- Family Counselling Training
- Dual diagnosis patients training
- Solicitor Letters
- Dealing with Court Orders
- Writing Reports
- Appearing as a Witness
- Representing clients at medical tribunals and hearings
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- 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
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I currently work with individuals, couples and families and we work on a range of presenting issues i.e. relationship issues (individuals, couples and families), anxiety, stress, depression, sexual issues, trauma, work related stress and many others.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
Face to face counselling starting from:
£50/session for individuals (one session lasts 50 minutes)
£90/session for couples (one session lasts 50 minutes)
£110/h for families (minimum 2h session)
Group fee - to be discussed depending on some additional factors
Telephone counselling: £30 per 1/2 hour
There is a limited number of low cost counselling sessions available, please contact me for further details.
Home visits are available depending on the location and only by prior arrangement.
Minimum one week notice needed for the session cancellation otherwise full fee applies.
Therapy sessions are payable by bank transfer, card payment, Paypal or cash.
Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian - Language Spoken
Membership: BACP, CIPD
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian|
Therapy sessions are offered Monday through to Sunday with some home visits availability too (by prior arrangement). Generally sessions run from 7am until 10pm (last session at 9pm).
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|