Barbara (Basia) Benda, MBACP
I continue 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 you would rather have Skype/Zoom sessions – this would be an option.
Please let me know your concerns and we can discuss further.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£55 for face to face or zoom sessions