Are you struggling with issues related to depression, trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when we need some help from an accredited professional to help cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m an accredited and registered Psychotherapist in the North-West London area, and I’d love to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
Since opening the doors of my practice in Finchley, I have provided patients in Barnet with a wide range of psychological services.
Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and better cope with change.
Marriage Counselling might seem like a last resource. You might be feeling stuck because you have tried and tried to make your relationship/marriage work. Getting through to your partner seems hopeless. You don’t want to stay in a failing marriage, but breaking up your family feels wrong too. Couples counselling is usually a starting point where you can learn about each other's needs and the way you are happy to fulfil them. You learn tools that will allow you to communicate effectively and respectfully.
If you are like most people, 8 sessions might give you enough knowledge and tools to deal with the challenge you are currently facing. Sometimes after 8 sessions, it might be more appropriate for you to keep in touch, monthly; to be able to adapt safely to your "new normal". Usually, couples need more time to explore and find their way to relate to each other authentically.
If appropriate, you might choose to work with me long term
"From the moment I had my first session with Bea, she made me feel completely at ease. I felt I was able to talk about things I felt uncomfortable about in the past. The 8 sessions have really helped me to develop a set of skills to cope with my depression and thoughts I have been experiencing. I feel that Bea has a really deep understanding of individuals needs. She is a great listener but also is able to make sense of feelings I have never been able to. She is able to communicate what they are in a logical rational way that I am able to understand. She is able to and talks with wisdom and I can tell this comes from a wealth of knowledge and life experience. I am eternally grateful to have met Bea and for the influence she has given me. Bea has helped me see that there is light at the end of the tunnel. It is so hard to find someone who you feel really understands you and that you are able to understand too. I have been trying to find this for years and finally I have". (Joan W.) name changed
You can expect to be supported without criticism or judgement. You might want to talk about your experiences and try to make sense of them. It's a safe space in which you can express your difficult feelings. What you say in counselling is confidential, unless I am worried for your safety.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Adv Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy
- Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children
- Bereavement Counselling - Marie Curie Hospice
- Online/Telephone Counselling - Childline
I have been running Bereavement (Walk & Talk) Groups in Marie Curie Hospice and continue working in North London Hospice (counselling bereaved relatives, working with terminally ill patients, facilitating group supervision and training new volunteers). I am also counselling in Mind in Barnet, helping individuals with variety of mental health and life issues. Until the end of April 2017 I have been working with Childline, doing online and telephone counselling, responding to distressed calls of our young people.
My private practice is situated in Finchley N3, where I see most of my private clients. When childcare is a problem or the client is terminally ill, I see them in the comfort of their home (NW London only).
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
DBS (CRB) checked by:
North London Hospice
Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Each face-to-face session takes 50 minutes, unless advised otherwise.
£65 - Individual counselling
£80 – Couples counselling
£65 - online/telephone counselling
Concessions offered for
I provide the following:
Long-term face-to-face work,
Short-term face-to-face work,
Counselling for students, and
Home visits for patients in North West London.