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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 many years, which has included resolving a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship problems, and addictions. I work with individuals and couples and offer therapy in English and German language. I also offer MBSC (mindfulness-based self care) to help with stress and burnout, as well as coaching for those affected by someone else's addiction problem.

In these complex times, I am happy to offer online or telephone counselling and coaching to anyone who is not happy to work face-to-face.

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 psychoanalytic and humanistic ideas. I combine components of attachment theory, Gestalt, and relational psychotherapy. I also include mindfulness for the promotion of self care, and draw on the body's wisdom for psychological healing. I hope that our journey 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. If you wish to commence therapy, you may start with just a few sessions or a block of 12 as a good grounding. You may then complete or wish to deepen your exploration with a more open-ended process. Whatever you decide, we will regularly review this together as your process unfolds.

Training, qualifications & experience

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

I continue to study Postural Integration, an integrative body psychotherapy, at Entelia Institute, London.

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Accredited register membership

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.

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Additional information

I charge £75 per hour. The first session lasts one full hour and subsequent sessions are of 50 minutes duration. Couples' sessions are between 60 and 75 minutes long and cost £100 to £115.


Availability

I currently have spaces - please enquire for further details.

Further information


I have worked 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.

Languages offered

German

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Constanze Gilbert

Constanze Gilbert