Barbara (Basia) Benda, MBACP
I am still holding face to face sessions in my Peckham Rye practice. The practice has a very spacious room, in a warehouse, and there are very few people around. We can have therapy at a safe distance. You do not have to touch any doors/handles on your way in. I do not use public transport to get to my practice. However, if due to the corona virus spread you would rather have Skype/Zoom sessions until the situation stabilises – this would be an option.
Please let me know your concerns and we can discuss further. A lower rate would apply to Skype sessions.
My aim is to support you on your journey to making meaningful and positive changes so that you can have the ability to engage with life in the way you wish. Self-awareness and paying attention to what is happening in the here-and-now are the starting point of the therapeutic process.
I have experience helping people manage a variety of issues and among them depression, anxiety, addiction, abuse, relationship issues, bereavement and cancer. I worked with Cruse in Oxford, Centre 70 in West Norwood and Dimbleby Cancer Centre at Guy’s hospital in London.
For many years I also worked in humanitarian aid sector and I travelled and lived in many different countries in Europe, Americas, Africa and Asia.
I have a Diploma from Metanoia Institute, one of the leading centres for psychotherapy training in the UK. I previously trained in Existential therapy, and have a Certificate in Psychotherapy, Counselling and Coaching from New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in London.
I welcome people from all backgrounds in my practice. Do get in touch if you have any questions.
I offer therapy in English, Polish and French.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychoterapeutic Counselling from Matanoia Institute
Certificate in Psychotherapy, Counselling and Coaching from New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling
Certificate in Bereavement Counselling from Cruse
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£55 for face to face sessions
£45 for Skype/Zoom sessions
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Polish, French|
Types of client