Bert-Jan Zuiderduin (MBACP, MSc)
I offer a compassionate and confidential space, where people can feel safe to explore difficulties in their life and relationships, in a way that is accepting and non-judgmental.
Over the years, I have worked with a wide variety of people, supporting them through difficult times, helping them to express and understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviour better. which can be a transformative experience.
Having an interest in unconscious meanings and processes, I integrate psychoanalytic and Jungian approaches in an open and creative way, for instance, when working with dreams, personal or interpersonal experiences.
In addition to work with the unconscious, external relationships and the influences from the past that shape our "internal world", I am particularly interested in the different "parts" (or sub-personalities) that each of us have within ourselves, born from identifications with important figures in our lives or as responses to powerful life events.
Key to my work is to "listen" with deep empathy to what different parts you are bringing up in our session and to help create some coherence, some dialogue between them.
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 attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Developmental Trauma
- Adult Onset Trauma
- Complex Trauma
- Psychosomatic illness
Regular weekly sessions are offered at £60, with some concessions available.
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