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, so I only see individual clients weekly. I may see couples and families on a fortnight basis. I can't pre-determine the number of sessions of therapy since I believe everyone has their own process and therefore their own time to deal with internal and deep issues.
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 Harley St, Marylebone (6-8 minutes walk from Oxford Circus and Bond Street Stations) and in Battersea (8-10 minutes walk from Clapham Junction and Wandsworth Town Station) in London. I also see clients online, via Skype or Facetime, from different countries.
I see clients in English and Portuguese.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am fully qualified, registered and insured to practice psychotherapy in the UK. I am a British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy registered member (MBACP), a British Psychological Society member (MBPsS) and a UK Association for Gestalt Practitioners member. I have trained on Gestalt-therapy and Systemic Therapy, but I also use some techniques from different approaches.
Since I graduated in January 2005, I have been seeing clients in different private practices in Rio and London, and online. I volunteered for 1.5 years at the Multi-ethnic Counselling Service (MECS) in the Waterloo Community Centre seeing IAPT/NHS patients. I also worked doing assessments for MECS.
I gained very good experience at the Brazilian Navy, where I used to be military for six years, working as a Psychotherapist seeing Navy personnel and their families. I worked with teenagers and adults, individually and in groups, couples and families with different issues and diagnosis.
I have a BA in Psychology (and Psychotherapy), a Postgraduate in Gestalt-therapy and a Postgraduate in Systemic Family Therapy (equivalent to MA). Also, I am always looking to develop myself with courses, workshops, lectures, supervision, etc.
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 attacks
- 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: £70 for a 50 minutes session
Couples therapy in Battersea: £100 for a 60 minutes session
Individual psychotherapy in Marylebone: £80 for a 50 minutes session
Couples therapy in Marylebone: £120 for a 60 minutes session
Family therapy: £180 for a 90 minutes session
Online therapy (Skype/Facetime): £70 for a 50 minutes session
If you think I can be helpful, you can either book a first session by phone (07521093852) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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