Constanze Gilbert

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London, SE19 3LX
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me


Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, offering integrative therapy at a peaceful space in Crystal Palace. I have practiced as a therapist in primary care (GP surgeries) as well in the charitable sector for 25 years, which has included resolving a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship problems, and trauma. I work with individuals and couples and offer therapy in English and German language. 


When Therapy Can Help

Therapy can be the gateway to living your life more fully and connecting more deeply with yourself and others.
Whether there is something missing in your life or some loss of direction, therapy can help you regain your sense of balance and discover new perspectives, with the fresh eyes of awareness.

What You Can Expect

Whether you wish to look at a current issue or something more deeply-rooted, I offer a secure and confidential space where you can be heard and listened to.

The therapeutic relationship is at the core of my work. This mutual encounter can create a sense of trust and shared curiosity about your needs, thus opening the door to your self- discovery. When the unfolding of your therapeutic process happens at your pace, new insights can safely be voiced and integrated.

I offer both short-term and open-ended therapy with individuals and couples.

I regard a 'couple' in its wider sense and welcome two relationship partners as much as family members, friends, and work colleagues. My aim is to hold the space for you to become the experts of your own interpersonal problems.

What is Integrative Psychotherapy?

Integrative counselling and psychotherapy is a fusion of unique theories and approaches which is constantly evolving to the benefit of your therapeutic process. 

My integrative approach is based on how we relate to ourselves, others and the world. The therapeutic relationship is therefore at the core of my approach, as a partnership where your reflections will be shared and safely held.  I combine components of relational theory, body psychotherapy, and psychodynamic principles, as a solid foundation based on trust and authenticity. I trust that our journey  together will lead to a sense of integration of the mind and body, leaving you feeling more whole.

Where do I go from here?

Please feel to telephone me if you want to know more or to see if I can help. The first session will provide the space for you to explore your options and get a sense of my way of working.

Therapy as an Investment in Yourself

I view therapy as an investment in your wellbeing. Given that your therapy will be most effective with regular attendance, weekly therapy is encouraged at the start. Your commitment, my undivided attention and experience as well as your payment, are all supporting the progress of your therapy. Therefore, once you decide to sign up, every session will be charged for, incl. cancellations and holidays. This setup, which is based on psychoanalytic principles has been known to strengthen one's sense of commitment as well as stability. 

Depending on your needs and your level of commitment, you may wish to enter into a three, six or 12 month therapeutic working agreement, or choose open-ended therapy. Whatever your choice, reviews of your therapeutic progress and our working agreement will take place regularly.

Training, qualifications & experience

M.A. and Adv. Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling - The Minster Centre / Middlesex University

Advanced Certificate in Somatic Trauma Theory and Skills - Temenos Education
Diploma in Deep Bodywork - Entelia Institute 
Accredited Member of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Registered Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
Certificate in Working with Families & Significant Others - Action on Addiction

Areas I have worked with:

  • Abuse issues
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol problems
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement & loss
  • Burnout
  • Couples' concerns
  • Depression
  • Eating Distress
  • Infertility issues
  • Migrant issues
  • Older people's concerns
  • Post-natal depression
  • Problems at the workplace
  • Questions around identity
  • Relationship problems
  • Stress & life crises
  • Trauma
  • Unexplained physical symptoms

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Therapy in German language; couples' counselling and mediation; self-care promotion and burnout prevention; carers' coaching (for those affected by someone else's substance misuse); issues around migration/sense of belonging.

Fees

£90.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I charge £90 per hour. The first session lasts one full hour and subsequent sessions are of 50 minutes' duration. Couples' sessions are 60 minutes and cost £130, usually offered fortnightly.


When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I currently have availability for couples and individuals on Wednesday afternoon and evening (as of Feb 2024).

Further information


I work with persons from a variety of diverse backgrounds

The Crystal Palace Practice is situated in a quiet space close to the Upper Norwood Triangle, with convenient free parking. I see individuals from Streatham, Balham, Clapham, Tooting, Dulwich, Forest Hill, Tulse Hill, Herne Hill, Anerley as well as Bromley and Croydon and beyond.

The Crystal Palace Practice, 14 Freethorpe Close, Crystal Palace, London, SE19 3LX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I work on the ground floor but there is one flight of stairs leading in to the building.

Additional languages

German

German

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Social

Constanze Gilbert
Constanze Gilbert