Beth Collier

Herne Hill SE24 & Croydon CR0
07906 832 952 07906 832 952

About me

  • Professional confidential support helping you work through emotional issues in a warm, non-judgemental environment
  • Reflect on past and current experiences which are causing you concern
  • Understand your patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviours
  • Nature Allied Psychotherapy in parks and woodland
  • Supervision

Hello,

The first steps in deciding if you want to see someone and who, can be daunting. It's important that you feel a therapist is going to be a good fit for you so please do get in touch if you'd like to hear more about any aspect of what our sessions will be like, without any obligation to commit.

I hope that you find the following information useful.

Best wishes

Beth

CORONAVIRUS: During this period I am able to offer sessions by Skype in order to facilitate social distancing and self isolation.

I am a specialist in Nature-based psychotherapy, all of my sessions take place within natural settings.

I help clients work through emotional issues, providing an environment where you can feel safe to express yourself without fear of being judged. Psychotherapy sessions provide an opportunity to reflect on past and present experiences and explore how they influence patterns of feeling, thinking and behaviour, allowing you to gain deeper insight into concerns and make more conscious choices, giving greater control over your future.

Your first session will be an opportunity to get a feel for how I work and whether it is right for you. In this session we will explore what brings you to therapy at this time, what you would like to achieve from the sessions - whether a tangible goal or simply more clarity about an issue - and consider how many sessions you will come for (something which we can regularly review).

All sessions are confidential and last for 50 minutes. I provide short and long term therapy.

I practice Nature Allied Psychotherapy and can integrate a range of approaches to suit your individual needs including;

  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Person Centred psychotherapy
  • Humanistic psychotherapy
  • Body Psychotherapy and Relaxation and Meditative techniques.

Nature Allied Psychotherapy

I have developed Nature Allied Psychotherapy as a modality of ongoing client work, taking place in natural settings - in allegiance with nature.  As well as exploring human relationships, nature allied psychotherapy creates the opportunity to explore your relationship with the natural world.

Psychotherapy helps people to work through emotional challenges by exploring feelings and seeking to understand patterns of behaviour so that they can make more conscious choices in their lives. This is often done by exploring our relationships with those closest to us. Nature is also a significant other in our lives, just like our family and friends – the state of our relationship with nature will affect our sense of well-being just as the type of relationship we have with parents, siblings and colleagues will too.

Nature is able to offer the core conditions of a primary care giver and therefore can be a relational source of positive attachment, being truly a mother; creating the therapeutic potential to support us in developing secure attachments with both people and the natural world.

During our sessions nature becomes part of our therapeutic relationship. Nature based psychotherapy introduces nature as a source of emotional support which can continue long after sessions with the human therapist have finished.

Nature may play a varied role within our sessions, exploration will be led by your sense of connection. For some nature may be a beautiful and engaging setting to meet in, for others nature may be an entity with which a relationship is developed. Nature is used as a medium for emotional exploration and as a metaphor for our inner world in an applied way, offering insights into the dynamics of your human relationships; our senses are engaged and we can work with an embodied experience of the world around us.

During our sessions we can follow where ever your feet take us, whether you want to walk or sit. Or if you’d prefer I can guide the direction we take.

Nature allied psychotherapy sessions take place in SE24 and CR0.

Some things to consider prior to a nature-based session;

  • Woodland/parkland is not an enclosed space, we will come into some form of contact with people and animals (e.g. dogs), please consider whether you are comfortable with this, we will talk through anything you feel may be challenging (e.g. if you have a fear of dogs) and how we deal with privacy
  • Suitable footwear and clothing for the environment and weather
  • Sessions will run whatever the weather except high winds and storms

I have provided professional training to psychotherapists and emotional health professionals on Nature Allied Psychotherapy for over 8 years, and offer courses through the Nature Therapy School.

I have theorised Nature Allied Psychotherapy as an orientation of practice and am currently writing a book, presenting these ideas for psychotherapists, counsellors and allied professionals.

I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their Code of Ethics and receive regular clinical supervision.

Supervision

I provide supervision to trainees and qualified practitioners.  Sessions take place in parks and woodland. 

Supervision is available in SE24 and SE25 (other locations maybe possible by arrangement).

Training, qualifications & experience

Beth Collier, MBACP, B.A. (Joint Hons.), M.A., P.G. Dip.

Degrees and Professional Qualifications

  • M.A. Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • M.A. Human Rights
  • B.A. Comparative Religion and Social Anthropology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Certificate in Facilitating Therapeutic Groups

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy Outdoors
  • Nature-based Therapy Forum

My career to date has focused on both human rights and psychological health. I worked within the human rights field for over 15 years, the last 8 of which I ran a research consultancy working in partnership with UNHCR.  I have worked in the field of psychological health for over 12 years as a psychotherapist and researcher.


Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Common issues that clients want to explore include:

Abandonment and rejection, anger, anxiety, loss, bereavement, depression, sadness, loneliness, eating disorder, stress, trauma, PTSD, low self esteem, confusion, neglect, childhood experiences, family issues, abuse, bullying, work related issues, ill health, obsessive compulsive disorder, shame, guilt, divorce, separation, break-ups, relationship issues, life stage crises, issues around race and culture, feeling stuck in life, personal development.

Many people who come to therapy are simply curious to learn more about themselves and to develop self awareness.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

Nature Allied Psychotherapy

South London (SE24, CR0)
£55* - 50 mins

Supervision
£55, 50 minute session
£75, 80 minute session

*limited number of concessionary places available for those on a low income

Further information

SE24 site is within easy walking distance (under 3 minutes) from public transport.

CR0 site accessible by car, bike or 15 minute walk from bus or tram.


CORONAVIRUS: During this period I am able to offer sessions by Skype in order to facilitate social distancing and self isolation.

Herne Hill
SE24

Croydon
London
CR0

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Contact to discuss suitability

Availability

Daytime and evening appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Supervision

I'm a Nature-based Supervisor, I use natural settings as therapeutic spaces.During nature-based sessions the natural environment becomes the supervision room.

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Beth Collier

Beth Collier