Caroline Françoise Renssen, MBACP, MBPsS
My goal is to give a non-judgmental, comprehensive and safe environment for my clients, building a trustful therapist-client relationship. I believe that empathy is the most important key for a successful work between client and therapist and I can assert that I have a considerable capacity of putting myself in others shoes and empathising with my clients emotions and life story. Also, I am a warm and supportive therapist.
My purpose as a Psychotherapist is to bring self-awareness to the client of their emotional issues, behaviours and their way of connecting with themselves and the world. My work consists of walking with the patient through the discoveries, experiences and emotions, from the present and past, in the here and now, aiming for self-awareness. With more self-awareness, the client will be also be more self-confident and have more self-acceptance.
Weekly sessions are ideal for a better therapeutic process. I can't pre-determine the number of sessions since I believe everyone has their own time to process emotions and therefore their own time to deal with internal and deep issues. But I can work focussing on some issues, if it's the clients goal.
I have more than 15 years of experience as a psychotherapist, working with adults, couples and families with a range of issues. I see clients in Marylebone and Battersea, in London and Online, via Skype or Facetime. I am fully qualified, registered and insured to practice psychotherapy in the UK. I am a member of BPS (MBPsS), BACP (MBACP) and UKAGP. I have trained on Gestalt-therapy and Systemic Therapy, but I also use some techniques from different approaches. I see clients in English and Portuguese.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BA in Psychology, a Postgraduate in Gestalt-therapy and a Postgraduate in Systemic Family Therapy. Also, I am always looking to develop myself with courses, workshops, lectures, supervision, etc.
Most of my experience is with private practice, where I started more than 14 years ago. I also worked and volunteered as a psychotherapist at the Waterloo Comunity Counselling, seeing NHS/IAPT clients for 1.5 years. Previously I worked at the Brazilian Navy for 6 years as a psychotherapist and psychologist.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- 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
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individual psychotherapy in Battersea: £60 for a 50 minutes session
Couples therapy in Battersea: £80 for a 60 minutes session
Individual psychotherapy in Marylebone: £80 for a 50 minutes session
Couples therapy in Marylebone: £100 for a 60 minutes session
Family therapy: £180 for a 90 minutes session
Online therapy (Skype/Facetime): £60 for a 50 minutes session
If you think I can be helpful, you can either book a first session by phone (07521093852) or email (email@example.com).
I don't see clients on the weekends.
I work in Battersea within 8-10 minutes walk from Clapham Junction and Wandsworth Station and in Marylebone within 6-8 minutes walk from Oxford Circus and Bond Street.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Marylebone: Thursdays afternoons and evenings Battersea: Mondays to Wednesdays from 9am to 7pm and Thursdays mornings
Types of client