Babett Hellmann, BSc(Hons) Psychodynamic Counselling and CBT, MBACP
We all experience times in our lives where things just get on top of us, be it for example through bereavement/loss, relationship issues or traumatic experiences. Sometimes the issues are more subtle such as feelings of dissatisfaction with life or a sadness we can't quite shake off.
I provide a safe, empathic and confidential space where distressing issues can be explored together without becoming overwhelming and a new understanding of yourself can be fostered.
Working in both the psychodynamic as well as the CBT (cognitive-behaviour) approach, I offer therapy for individuals on short-term and long-term basis. During an initial session we would establish if and how we can work together, whether working with unconscious dynamics or with a more skills- and solution focused approach.
I can help with issues such as: depression, anxiety, worry, panic, trauma, domestic violence, domestic abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, relationship problems, phobias, addictions, bereavement, loneliness, infertility, dissociation, self-critical thinking, low self-esteem, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), stress, divorce and separation, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
You are welcome to contact me without obligation if you would like any further information about the way I work or simply would like to discuss the possibilities of psychotherapy.
I currently practice from therapy rooms in the Telegraph Hill area and in Brockley (SE14 and SE4).
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied at Birkbeck University for 5 years, where I gained a BSc (Hons) in Psychodynamic Counselling and CBT. My clinical experience stems from working with a diverse client group in various settings, including the IAPT-service at the Maudsley Hospital in SE5 as well as voluntary organisations such as MIND in Southwark/Lambeth, Centre 70 Counselling Service in West-Norwood and Blenheim CDP in Bexley.
As well as working as a private practitioner I currently work for a voluntary organisation specializing in gender-based violence and trauma.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and comply fully with their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £50 for both the assessment (up to 60 minutes) and the weekly therapy sessions (50 minutes)
Therapy sessions in the SE4/SE14 area are available throughout the week, including evenings, depending on room availability.
I offer counselling in german.