Bettina Salzmann - BA (Hons), Adv.Dip in Counselling, Adv.Dip (CBT), MBACP
I am an experienced, fully qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist (MBACP registered) as well as CBT therapist, working in both private practice and the voluntary sector for bereavement, Anxiety, Trauma, family interventions, children and young people.
I have worked with individuals presenting with anxiety, General anxiety disorders, depression, stress, OCD, panic attacks and disorders, phobias, trauma, PTSD, childhood abuse, domestic violence, learning disabilities, autism, agraphobia, bereavement, loss, sudden and traumatic death, relationship issues, suicide, addiction, eating disorders, bipolar disorder/ maniac depression and personality disorders amongst others.
I am trained in therapeutic counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) as well as holding an overseas degree. I also received additional specialist training in bereavement & loss, sudden and traumatic death, trauma, coaching and the core concepts in mental health and Mindfulness.
I have for many years provided therapeutic support to children and young people as well as adults and couples. I often work from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) perspective, incorporating Mindfulness. I offer talking therapy, solution-focus-therapy, Schema therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, DBT, gestalt therapy, exposure therapy, trauma therapy, coaching to children, young people, adults and couples.
I use mindfulness with myself and clients to help them to become more aware of the present moment and in acknowledging feelings and thoughts as they come and go. It’s been accepted as a useful therapy for anxiety and depression for many years, and research suggests it's effective when practising reflection on yourself, switching off your auto pilot in order to discover your real feelings, and this can have an positive influence on our psychological and physical well being.
Training, qualifications & experience
For many years I worked as an agony aunt with couples and individuals who experienced relationship problems as well as children, young people and adults.
I have an overseas BA (Hons), a Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and a Diploma in therapeutic Counselling, as well as a Certificate in Bereavement Care from Cruse. I am a registered member of the BACP.
I had further training in mental health disorders, sudden and traumatic death, drug and alcohol abuse, trauma, New Focus Therapy and coaching. I abide by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy's (BACP) ethical framework for good counselling and psychotherapy practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
Individuals:£50-60 for 50 minutes, Couples £80-90 for 90-120 minutes.
I offer concession rates for students and those on a low income-please do ask for further details on this.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day time and evenings
Types of client