Carrie Best MBACP, DipHE Psychodynamic Counselling
Therapy & Life Centre
218 Brighton Road
Hello, I'd like to welcome you to my page. My name is Carrie,I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP),
We all have times in life when we find it hard to cope, and our lives can seem very overwhelming.
Please have a look through my profile to see if you feel I could help you in any way.
There are many people who choose therapy when they are experiencing an upheaval or difficult, upsetting time in their lives.
You may be feeling depressed, anxious, or dissatisfied with life in some way - and even if you have the support of a family member or friend, It can be sometimes difficult to communicate to those closest to you about how you are feeling.
Sometimes it is easier to talk to somebody who is separate from your every day life, who can listen without judgement and offer you the support and guidance you need.
This is when talking to a Psychodynamic Counsellor can help.
Psychodynamic therapy focuses on both the past and present. The psychodynamic approach looks at how important the role of the unconscious and past experiences is on influencing our current behaviour.
As a counsellor I aim to provide a supportive, safe, strictly confidential and non-judgmental space for you to explore and make sense of your thoughts and emotions from your individual perspective.
Therapy can not erase a difficult past but it can give you the tools to equip you to move on more easily, it can increase your resilience, and it can enable you to make positive changes in your every day life.
Research shows Freud's 'Talking Cure' helps to alleviate all sorts of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress, life crisis, trauma, eating disorders, self harm and relationship issues. If you are at a point in your life where you are motivated to seek change, there is every reason to believe that therapy can help you
You are welcome to make an appointment at either of my two practices - in Coulsdon or in the village of Warlingham both locations are easily accessible by both public transport and by car.
For further information about my practice and background please feel free to visit my website www.bodhitreecounselling.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling from the University of Surrey
Level 3 Certificate in Psychodynamic counselling
B.A.C.P member ( British association counselling and psychotherapy)
2 years working as a school counsellor (5-11 years old)
In addition to private practice I also work in a low cost counselling service as a volunteer and have experience with issues such as Depression, Anxiety, panic disorders / attacks,Generalised anxiety disorder, low self esteem, relationship difficulties/ issues, post- natal depression, loss, separation, divorce, addiction, self-harm, work related stress, anger and frustration.
I believe in the importance of continual professional development and regularly attend training events and workshops and continue to work on my own personal development through weekly Analytical Psychotherapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
generalised anxiety disorder
separation and divorce
affairs and betrayals
seasonal affective disorder (sad)
child related issues
borderline personality disorder
depression and anxiety in children
post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)
obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd)
Taking those first steps to approach a counsellor can be very difficult and may evoke feelings of anxiety.I am more than happy for you to email me at email@example.com if this feels easier, so that we can take the initial steps towards making an appointment.
Initial assessment session - £25.00
Day time individual session - £30
Evening/weekend individual session - £30
Couples session- £50.00
16- 18 years old - £25.00
Telephone session- £25
Skype calls -£25
Concessions are available for students, those in receipt of benefit, pensioners, and those attending counselling more frequently than once per week.
The initial assessment session lasts for an hour and gives us the opportunity to meet each other, this can be done face to face or on Skype to establish if counselling is for you and if I am the right counsellor for you.
There is no obligation to continue after the initial assessment.
I offer both short term and long term counselling depending upon your individual needs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have evening availability from 4pm till 9pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and day time availability on a Mondays and Wednesday morning 9.15am -2.15pm
Types of client