Colette Grindley MBACP Reg. Counsellor & Supervisor - Adult & Young People
I am a qualified Integrative counsellor, personal therapist and supervisor, a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) working privately in Bromley/Beckenham and also working in a general counselling service and at a number of school settings. I offer counselling to people of all ages, from young children, teenagers, adults and older adults.
I have learnt that counselling is implicitly about helping people to discuss better ways of dealing with personal problems from anxiety, bereavement, generalised anxiety disorder and low self esteem both at home and at work and I have observed that no final distinction can be made between a person's work-based/school-based and home-based concerns, since they are inevitably likely to feed into each other.
My work with individual clients varies from short to long term counselling either face to face or via SKYPE and although I offer counselling across a broad spectrum, I have extensive experience working with:
- child related issues
- generalised anxiety disorder
- personal development
- self esteem
- self harm
- suicidal thoughts
My aim is to encourage clients to explore their feelings, life and problems, in the hope that they will, become easier to understand. My practice is based upon an integrative approach, whereby I blend therapeutic techniques such as CBT ( Cognitive behavioural therapy), Gestalt, Humanistic, Mindfulness, Person Centred and Psychodynamic, according to the specific needs of each client.
I adhere by the Code of Ethics and Practice of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy providing confidentiality in a warm, accepting, therapeutic relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Diploma in Mindfulness therapy
CPCAB Level 3 Counselling studies
CPCAB Level 2 Counselling skills
Bereavement counselling training with South London Association of Bereavement Services
Anger Management Training
Foundation to Drawing and Talking Art therapy training
NSPCC Certificate in Child Protection
Trauma Therapy Training
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Low self esteem
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Child counselling - £45 per session
Individual adult counselling - £50 per session
Family Counselling - £65 per session
Concessions are given to students and clients on low income and benefits.
I offer counselling/therapy in the Bromley, Beckenham and surrounding areas for issues including anger, anxiety and depression, family break up, low self confidence and low self esteem, suicidal feelings, self harm and loss and bereavement.
My services also cover personal therapy to trainee counsellors as part of the requirement towards their professional qualification.
I am a qualified supervisor providing supervision to trainee counsellors as part of the requirement towards their professional qualification, as well as supervision for qualified counsellors.
Areas my practice covers:
Beckenham, Brockley, Bromley, Catford, Chislehurst, Crystal Palace, Dulwich, Elmers End, Eltham, Forest Hill, Greenwich, Hayes, Ladywell, Lewisham, Lee, Mottingham, Orpington, Penge, Petts Wood, Shortlands, Sidcup, Sydenham,
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Late afternoon and evening appointments are available.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I see supervision as a collaborative, professional relationship which helps to promote learning, personal and professional development, self care and ethical practice.