Colette Grindley

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MBACP Reg. Counsellor & Supervisor - Adult, & Young People
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Beckenham, Kent, BR3
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About me

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 face to face and although I offer counselling across a broad spectrum, I have extensive experience working with:

  • anger
  • anxiety
  • bereavement
  • child related issues
  • depression
  • 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 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Diploma in Mindfulness therapy

Diploma in Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellness

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

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anger management
General anxiety
Low self esteem


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individual Child or Adult counselling - £50 per session
Family Counselling - £65 per session
Concessions are given to students and clients on low income and benefits.

When I work

Tuesday afternoon and most evening appointments are available.

Further information

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,

Beckenham, Kent, BR3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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In person

I see supervision as a collaborative, professional relationship which helps to promote learning, personal and professional development, self care and ethical practice.

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