Dorinda Talbot MA, Dip BSS-Do
I am an experienced, fully accredited psychotherapist and counsellor working in Brixton and Waterloo in south London.
I trained and qualified in mindfulness-based Core Process Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute and have been working therapeutically with a wide range of clients since 2011. My professional experience includes working in private practice and as a counsellor with Mind in Camden's Minor Tranquilliser Project.
Inspiration and support for my work comes from a long-standing Zen Buddhist practice. As well as maintaining a daily meditation practice, I attend regular retreats and co-run meetings of the London StoneWater Zen Sangha, which is part of a traditional, authentic lineage.
Both Buddhism and Core Process Psychotherapy recognise that there is a fundamental state of wholeness, or health, that is potentially always available to us, no matter what difficulties we might be going through. In Core Process terms, this is described as our core state: the inherently luminous, unified field of awakened heart/mind that can be experienced when we step back from our conditioned patterns of thinking and behaving. In Buddhism, the core state is sometimes described as our true nature, Buddha nature, awakened mind or brilliant sanity.
I work collaboratively with my clients – bringing attention to body, mind and feelings – to help bring greater insight and compassion to their experiences and difficulties. As both Buddhism and Core Process Psychotherapy understand, it is the cultivation of awareness itself that opens the door to the possibility of deep and lasting change.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Core Process Psychotherapeutic Practice
Voice Dialogue trainings with John Kent in London
Diploma in Shiatsu-Do
More than 25 years of Zen Buddhist practice
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees range from £60-£75 per hour-long session. I offer a 30-minute initial consultation that costs £30. At this first meeting you can ask any questions you might have. We talk about what is happening in your life to get a sense of whether therapy would be right for you and to decide whether we would like to work together. I hold some reduced-fee places available for those on low income (there may be a waiting time for these sessions).
I work from the Breathe-London Wellbeing Centre at Waterloo near London's South Bank, within easy reach of Waterloo, Southwark and London Bridge stations. I also see clients in Brixton SW2, within walking distance of Brixton, Herne Hill and Tulse Hill stations. I am a fully accredited member of UKCP; I adhere to the UKCP code of ethics and am fully insured.
Low-cost supervision for psychotherapists
I am currently completing a training in Mindfulness-Based Supervision and as such can offer low-cost supervision to qualified integrative psychotherapists who are working long term with clients at depth. If you would like to know more about this, please call me on 07949 868426, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Talbot, D. (2015) Painting Eyeballs on Chaos: on Zen and birth trauma. Self & Society: Vol. 43, No. 1, pp15-20.