My name is Beatrice. You can call me Bea.
No matter the size or complexity of your issue. If it is troubling you, then we can explore it together. We can all benefit from professional help during a crisis in our life. I often find that clients think others have greater problems than they do and that their issues are therefore insignificant. Not everyone has the ability to be strong and resilient during all life crises. Seeking help doesn’t mean you are weak. Actually, reaching out for help shows that you are wise enough to understand something is wrong and can take bold steps to overcome it.
I can support you to live your life more fully by offering you a safe, open, non-judgemental and confidential therapeutic relationship for us to explore your issues and come to some deeper understanding and clarity.
I believe I can help you to gain some understanding of your issues. I will walk alongside you through any painful or confusing struggles you are having and help you to cope better and move on.
By offering empathy and seeking clarity in a therapeutic relationship striving towards trust and transparency, I hope you will discover that you have what you need to survive and be clearer about where you are in life and be a step closer to being the person you wish to be.
From the exploration of your thoughts and feelings we can work through what options you have open to you to consider any actions and how you wish to take things forward.
I have always been the kind of person who cares for others and enjoys empowering and being there for others. Being a counsellor therefore fits the person I fundamentally am.
Counselling for Children
Are you concerned about your child's behaviour at home and/or at school?
Are you worried about how events in your child's life is affecting them emotionally?
I have experience working with children aged 5 upwards with the following issues: divorce/separation, loss, bereavement, bullying, transition from primary to secondary school, young carer, stress, identity and domestic violence and family issues.
I can provide a space to support your child to process issues that are troubling them.
I am a counsellor who uses therapeutic play to work with children. The children use creative materials and toys to express themselves and tell their story. My approach is a child-centred approach - that is I let the child lead the session and take the process at their pace.
I have experience of working with primary school children and secondary school teenagers and young people with a leading children's charity.
I am located in Colliers Wood / Tooting, within easy reach of Tooting, Balham, Mitcham, Streatham, Merton, Wimbledon, Raynes Park.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) in Person Centred Counselling 2:1 (Metanoia Institute, validated by Middlesex University).
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (Metanoia Institute) (BACP accredited).
I am a Registered Accredited Member (MBACP Accred) of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework.
CPCAB Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children (Place2Be).
Child Parent Relationship Therapy (Roehampton University)
School Counsellor - I have experience counselling children, adolescents, teenagers and young people in primary and secondary schools in the boroughs of Merton, Wandsworth, Westminster, Greenwich, Barking and Dagenham.
My work is professionally and regularly supervised.
I am a member of the Black and Asian Therapist Network.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
£60 at my Colliers Wood practice (adults and young people and children)
weekday mornings, afternoons and evenings
£450 per participant for Child Parent Relationship Therapy group for 10 weeks (2 hours, 1 evening per week)
Colliers Wood (children, young people and adults) - weekday mornings, afternoons and evenings
"Some people think counselling has to be a clinical/medical thing but Beatrice's technique is like a friendship. She made me feel completely comfortable and at ease because she genuinely cares and wants to help. It doesn't feel like it is a job to her and this is what I found is different from other counsellors I've seen in the past."
"I feel I have really got to my core, understand my behaviour and overall learnt about myself and my inner being/child. I feel much better now I have talked about deep rooted experiences and let them out in a safe unjudgemental environment. I do feel alot better for this.."
"I worked with Bea for a year, in that time she carefully managed my therapy needs and made a big difference to how I react emotionally to the world today, which is for the better. Her understanding and empathy towards my life experiences helped me to acknowledge, grieve and work through certain painful issues that were both conscious and subconscious. I have benefitted amazingly from my work with Bea and would highly recommend her as a therapist."
Ashling* (one year post counselling)
* to maintain confidentiality name has been changed.