Bert-Jan Zuiderduin (MBACP, MSc)
57a Latchmere Road
ETNA Community Centre
13 Rosslyn Road
020 8932 1293 / 07795 977 164
I offer a warm, nonjudgmental and personable environment, where you can feel safe to engage with difficult feelings or thoughts and reflect on them in a confidential and reliable space.
Over the years, I have worked successfully with people from a variety of ages and backgrounds. I have supported them through difficult times by helping them to express thoughts and feelings and to understand themselves better. This lead to improved self-acceptance, better integration between different “parts” of your personality and an opening up to more creative approaches to life situations and relationships.
Working primarily from a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic perspective, I also bring my own interpretations, reflections and associations, when I think they can help the process or add a perspective. I often focus on the unconscious, including work with dreams and their multi-layered personal meanings.
Evidence increasingly shows that the benefits of psychodynamic/psychoanalytic therapies increase with time and that they bring continued improvement (in symptoms and self-awareness) even long after the therapy has ended, reaching beyond symptom relief.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and experienced psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist (MSc) and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), working within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I also do assessments and clinical work for Sutton Counselling, a community-based organisation in Sutton. I have specialised experience of working with refugees and survivors of torture and I work in an LGBT affirmative way.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Developmental Trauma
- Adult Onset Trauma
- Complex Trauma
- Psychosomatic illness
Regular weekly sessions are offered at £50, with some concessions available.
Due to booking and room costs I do charge a full fee for any missed sessions or cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the booked session.
After our initial contact, I will arrange for a first session, which will be an opportunity for you to bring up any issues you want help with. I will ask some questions to get to know you better, while you can form an idea of how I could help you and what the therapy will be like. When we agree to work together for a brief number of sessions or for a longer period of time, these sessions are held for 50 minutes at a regular time every week.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have regular times available, including some early evening and daytime on Saturday.
Types of client