Beena Bhanu

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Egham, Surrey, TW20
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About me

I am of South Indian origin, however I have grown up in the UK most of my life and so English is my first language. I have experienced much confusion in my life because of the apparent conflict between the values of my heritage and those which I have grown up with in British society. Due to my personal challenges, I take a careful and considered approach in understanding your cultural frame of reference and work respectfully with it.

I work mainly within the humanistic school of transactional analysis (TA) and am a fully certified Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist (CTA).

I hold an MSc and Diploma in TA and have over 25 years of practical experience. I also hold a BSc with honours in Cognitive Science and am an accredited member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and the Metanoia Institute.

I have worked a number of years at the Priory and am currently running groups at the Cardinal Clinic. I have over 25 years of clinical experience working in Adult mental health in psychiatric settings, NHS IAPT and within a private setting.

I have a strong passion for supporting people to embrace their vulnerabilities and aspirational outcomes.

I work with the following issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Post traumatic stress syndrome
  • Stress (general, work and family)
  • Eating disorders and weight management
  • Sexual identity conflict
  • Relationship issues
  • Low self esteem
  • Cultural identity issues
  • Addiction drugs and alcohol

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Hons Cognitive Science (British Psychological Society accredited)
  • MSc and Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
  • CTA - Certified Transactional Analyst

Over 20 years experience in practice. Specialising in Post Traumatic Stress and internal cultural conflict. I also offer EMDR sessions.

Member organisations

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UKCP
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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Internal cultural conflict and confusion. EMDR.

Fees

£95.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • WPA

Additional information

  • Individual - from £95 per 50min session
  • Couples and groups - from £110 upwards per 50min session

Some low cost spaces available for brief therapy i.e. 10 sessions - please ask.

When I work

Mon, Wed, Thurs and Friday mornings.

I do not work Friday afternoons, Saturdays and Sundays.

Tuesdays - external clinic - no availability. 

Please check with me for my current availability.

Further information

I work flexible hours from a Mon-Fri and can offer limited daytime appointments as well as evening sessions. Assessment sessions cost only £20 for individuals and £25 for couples and are about 30 minutes, this provides the opportunity for new clients to meet with me before making a decision to continue.

If you would like to know more about me and the way I work please click on my website link. Good luck!

Egham, Surrey, TW20

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Additional languages

Malayalam

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Beena Bhanu
Beena Bhanu