Theodora Bell MA Psychotherapy, UKCP
I offer long and short term Psychotherapy and Counselling in Southfieds for individuals going through life changes or life crisis, and who want to explore new directions in life.
I specialize in working with:
Adults suffering from the effects of a difficult childhood which may result in chronic unhappiness, sensitivity or shame
Abuse and trauma in childhood or adult life, and PTSD
Identity issues - 'Who am I?'
Anxiety, panic attacks and depression
Difficulties with intimacy and relationship
Traumatic experience of childbirth and postnatal depression
Some people seek therapy for personal development which may include working with subpersonalities, mindfulness, meditation, journalling, dreamwork and imagery.
Type of therapy I offer:
The therapy relationship is widely recognised as being important in facilitating healing and growth. I aim to provide a supportive and confidential space in which trust can develop so that gentle challenge and exploration of new ways of being can be included.
My approach is relational and Integrative drawing on many theories including Psychodynamic theory, Psychosynthesis, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy .
Psychodynamic theory is concerned with issues that have their roots in childhood, which still affect us.
Psychosynthesis involves the whole person: body, feelings, mind, sexuality and spirituality; it is concerned with our relationship to ourselves and others, periods of transition in our lives, personal goals and aspirations.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a talking therapy for working with trauma - related symptoms, which may include flashbacks, nightmares or discomfort in the body. Mindfulness and movement are used to release symptoms and develop new ways of being.
Training, qualifications & experience
My background is in the NHS. I worked for many years as a midwife and health visitor before training as a psychotherapist.
I have been working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist for 17 years and have experience of working with a wide range of life issues, including mental health issues.
Clinical Manger for the Counselling Service, Kingston Women's Centre, 2011 - 2017.
The Institute of Psychosynthesis in Hendon: Diploma in Psychosynthesis Therapeutic Counselling, and an MA in Psychotherapy accredited by Middlesex University.
The Institute of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Certificates Levels 1 and 2 for the treatment of acute trauma, and childhood / developmental trauma.
Revision: Certificate in Supervision
I abide by the code of ethics set out by UKCP
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Fee for initial and ongoing sessions: £55 for a 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Near Southfields tube station. Convenient for Wimbledon main-line station. Free parking in side streets.
Monday and Wednesday: PM / Evenings Thursdays:Day time
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer Supervision to trainee and and qualified Counsellors and Psychotherapists from an Integrative perspective.View supervision profile