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BA, MBACP, PG Dip Psych & Couns

About me

"Nothing is refused. All is lived and learned from". - Zen teaching

I am a Relational, Integrative therapist working in South-east London.

I offer a regular place and time for you where we can think and talk about what is going on, and whatever is troubling you.

Whatever you are going through, as a result of recent events or what has happened in the past, it is of value and deserves attention and care.

Therapy may not always be easy and I am here to help you to find a way through , and to find the capacity in you that we all have - that is the warmth and wisdom deep within us that has been there from the start.

The Integrative approach draws from the major therapeutic schools of thought. In practice this means that I reflect on what you think, feel and believe about yourself on many levels and help you to find your own understanding. My approach includes psychodynamic, body psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural, attachment theory.

I also work in a relational way - meaning that the therapeutic relationship we develop will allow you to notice how you relate to yourself and others.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Integrative therapist and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I follow the BACP ethical framework for professional practice.

I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy from The Minster Centre, the leading Integrative therapy training institute in the UK. 

Before starting in private practice I have worked within two counselling services in London, one of which was the The Awareness Centre in South London where I met with clients in an NHS setting.

I have also volunteered for Maytree, a suicide respite centre.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

I offer a free 30 min phone call and an initial meeting at a reduced fee of £30 for individuals. This a chance for us to meet and think about whether we could work together.

£60 for weekly sessions of 50 minutes.

When I work

Weekdays and evenings

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Elizabeth Dean

Elizabeth Dean