Belinda McLeod, UKCP Accr. - Face to Face, Telephone, Skype - S/Term or L/Term
I run a flexible psychotherapy practice, offering face to face, telephone and Skype counselling. I work mainly with individuals, though couple counselling is also an option.
My approach is eclectic or integrative and includes Integrative Arts Psychotherapy, Gestalt, Person-Centred, TA and is also informed by Psychodynamic and Attachment theories - my work is tailored to each persons needs.
Additionally, I specialise in helping people assert themselves by finding their voice to overcome low confidence, depression, stress and bullying. In this way and by processing the deeper issues, I help clients to better understand and work through relationship problems (both at work and at home), anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement and health issues.
The relationship between therapist and client is, in my opinion, the key to successful therapy - by providing the opportunity for open discourse with a client prior to embarking on therapy (usually over the telephone), I am able to assess what is required and if necessary refer them on to other suitably qualified therapists.
In addition to my private work, I have worked for various organisations over the years including Bupa's EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) and the Priory where I worked for their IAPT service in a GP practice. I also worked independently from the Priory for the NHS, in another GP practice in South London.
Training, qualifications & experience
Integrative Arts Psychotherapy - MA - UKCP Accredited, BACP Member, IATE Member, PCATA Member
The Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts - Certificate
Person-Centred Art Therapy - Certificate
Plus short courses in Trauma/PTSD, Mindfulness, Meditation, CBT for Depression, Addictions and Working with Teenagers
Private Practice, 2007 - present
CLEAR (Children Linked to or Experiencing Abusive Relationships), 2015 - present
Bupa EAP (Employee Assistance Programme), 2003 - 2010
The Priory (NHS IAPT programme), 2009
Richmond Counselling and Psychotherapy Service, 2002 - 2007
Tolworth Hospital (Mental Health Services), 2003
The Oasis Childcare Centre, 1998 - 2002
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£ 45 Telephone only
£ 50 Face to Face and Telephone combined
£ 55 Face to Face only
£ 50 Skype Video Calls
£ 75 Couples
...all the above rates are for 50 minute sessions.
Fees are negotiable for those in need, so please do not hesitate to ask if the above rates are over budget for you at present.
I run a flexible practice and aim to accommodate clients as and when necessary - my work is however mainly organised from Monday through Friday.
I see myself as open and non judgemental and feel priviledged to do the work that I do.
Like a puzzle, I find that counselling sessions enable people to find and work through pieces (of the puzzle) that were previously lost or hidden so that by the end of therapy the picture is more complete and the image recognisable ... that is the metaphor but what it means, is that clients work towards and find a place of greater self awareness by the end of therapy.
My overarching belief, is that my job is to enable people to recognise and move from 'false self'' to 'real self' allowing them to find their voice/s in the world.