Tuula Rasen

Tuula Rasen

Rayford Avenue
Lee
London
SE12 0NG

07821531528

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Rayford Avenue
Lee
London
SE12 0NG

07821531528

About me

I am a BPC registered psychodynamic psychotherapist in private practice in Lee, South East London. I provide once-weekly individual psychodynamic therapy and counselling for adults. I also provide more frequent, low-cost psychoanalytic psychotherapy, in collaboration with WPF Therapy.

I work from a peaceful consulting room and offer an impartial, safe space for you to explore experiences, thoughts, feelings, memories and losses that may be difficult for you to manage or to overcome, or which may be getting in the way of you feeling more fully alive.

If you are interested in exploring what it might be like to work with me as your therapist please get in touch by messaging me through this site or calling me on the number provided. We can arrange an initial session to find out whether the therapy and counselling I offer would be useful to you.

Why therapy?
Sometimes life can be challenging, and it can be hard to overcome emotional difficulties. Speaking to someone impartial and professionally trained can help you to understand and work through a range of difficulties in order to move forward, more fully and alive, in life.

Some of the reasons for therapy
People seek therapy for many reasons, including difficulties with anxiety or depression, or following a painful loss or a bereavement, or for wanting to understand patterns of behaviour that seem hard to break. Sometimes the reason might be a challenging relationship or a vague sense of something not being quite right. At other times there may be no specific problem other than an awareness that life is lacking meaning or a sense of direction.

How I work
As a psychodynamic therapist, I help my clients to express themselves as freely as possible to make sense of the issues that led them to seek out therapy. I listen carefully but also talk with my clients in a way that helps them to explore and make sense of thoughts and feelings which may feel, perhaps, painfully overwhelming or out of their reach. In this process we work together and consider both the presenting symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, as well as their possible underlying causes. In my experience, therapy is a thought-provoking, rewarding process which can lead to a real improvement in emotional wellbeing and confidence, and relief from emotional suffering.

What next?
If you would like more information, or to arrange an initial meeting to talk about your situation, feel free to contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I undertook a rigorous psychodynamic psychotherapy training at WPF Therapy in London, one of the leading psychotherapy institutions in London and in the UK. I also hold a:

  • MA in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (accredited by the University of Roehampton and the BACP).
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (accredited by the University of Roehampton and the BACP).
  • BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology (University of London).
  • Certificate in Counselling (WPF Therapy).

I am a registered professional member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC). I adhere to these organisations' codes of conduct. 

I undertake regular supervision, further training and CPD to enrich my clinical work and professional development.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BPC

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Bullying and harrassment
  • Burnout
  • Childhood trauma
  • Cultural identity
  • Difficulty relating to others
  • Emotional impact of physical health conditions
  • Family conflict
  • Gender identity
  • Guilt
  • Lack of direction
  • Lack of feelings
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Loss
  • Low energy or mood
  • Performance anxiety
  • Self-hatred
  • Sex and intimacy
  • Sexual orientation
  • Shame
  • Social anxiety
  • Work-related issues

Fees

Initial meeting
This is an opportunity for us to meet, discuss your situation and consider working together. This session lasts up to 90 minutes and costs £50.

Therapy or counselling sessions
If we decide to continue working together, sessions last for 50 minutes and are at the same time each week. My fees range from £40 to £75 per session. I offer more frequent psychoanalytic psychotherapy at lower rates in collaboration with WPF Therapy.

Concessionary rates
Please contact me to discuss concessionary rates, which may be available to students and individuals on a low income.

Further information

My practice is located on Rayford Avenue, Lee, SE12 0NG; this is within easy reach of Blackheath, Bromley, Catford, Eltham, Grove Park, Hither Green & Lewisham. Regrettably, there is no wheelchair access. 

Nearest train stations: Lee, Hither Green and Grove Park. ​​Direct trains from these stations go to London Cannon Street, Charing Cross, London Bridge and to various stations in Kent.

Buses serving the area: 160, 202, 261 and 274.

Roadside parking: free of charge.​

Maps & Directions

London, SE12 0NG

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Finnish

Availability

I work in both evenings and daytime.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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