Dorothee Besland MBACP, Counselling in Central London

Dorothee Besland MBACP, Counselling in Central London




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About me

I am a BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist working in Central London (Southwark, Great Portland street, Oxford Circus). I work with young aduts and adults (18+) who are struggling with difficult emotions such as anxiety, depression, anger, relationship issues, bereavement, poor self esteem and loss. Sessions can be in english or french.

My experience of working in organisational settings, NHS (GP surgery), Community Counselling as well as private practice gave me access to a wide range of clients and presenting issues. My experience is in short-term (6-18 sessions) or open-ended therapy.

My approach

The quality of our relationship will be essential for the outcomes of the therapeutic work and the healing process. My aim is to provide you a warm, safe and confidential space where you will feel relax, listened and safe to voice your ideas and opinions without the fear of being criticised or judge. Knowing that the therapeutic process can be painful and difficult as well as rewarding and nurturing, I will encourage you to work at your own pace. My psychodynamic approach seeks to make connections between current problems and past experiences in repressed and unresolved conflict. Based on dialogue but also on your dreams and feelings, we will explore how yesterday's experiences inform today's interactions.This awareness of past relationships will allows you to better understand the present and the way you relate to others. It might inspire you to change and move forwards.

A little about me

Having being myself in therapy, I know how it can help to break free from limitations imposed by the past or the pain of early relationships and experiences. Exploring your internal world will allow you to reveal who you really are. All these reasons are genuineely very rewarding to me as a therapist and makes me passionate about my work.

Training, qualifications & experience

Membership: British Association for Counselling&Psychotherapy-Registered Member, BCA (Birkbeck Counselling Association)

Training: Psychodynamic-Psychology


Bsc Psychology : Université Paris VIII-Psychologie du Développement

Master Psychology : Université Paris VIII-Psychologie du Développement

MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (Merit), Birkbeck College, University of London.

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The consultation fee and weekly counselling or psychotherapy sessions start at £75; the price varies depending on the time of the session and the client’s circumstances. Fees are invoiced on a monthly basis and can be paid either by cheque or bank transfer.

I offer some concessionary rate slots.

Maps & Directions

London, SE1
London, W1U

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: French


Wheelchair access: No

Types of client

Young people
Older adults