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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge £50 for both the assessment (up to 60 minutes) and the weekly therapy sessions (50 minutes)
I offer counselling in german.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Therapy sessions in the SE4/SE14 area are available throughout the week, including evenings, depending on room availability.
Types of client