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Dr Helena Belgrave DCounspsy, BPS accredited, HCPC registered

London, SE22 8EP 07580 662 917 07580 662 917 Registered / Accredited
London, SE22 8EP
07580 662 917 07580 662 917

About me

Please note that I am still offering psychotherapy sessions during the Coronavirus pandemic. However these sessions will be online using Zoom video conferencing.

I offer individual psychotherapy in comfortable surroundings for those who are in crisis or looking to explore who they are and/or who they want to be.

I practice in an existential way predominantly, which looks at the meaning that people give to the various facets of their lives. Issues such as authenticity, freedom, responsibility, choice, and interacting with others often surface, as well as any anxieties a client may be experiencing. Patterns of behaviour are also explored, so that clients can find a way of being that works better for them.

Depending on the circumstances, I also draw from my experience in psychoanalytic, person centred, CBT and trauma work (Narrative exposure therapy and CBT for trauma).

What to Expect

Therapy sessions last 50 minutes and within this time the client decides what to discuss. My role is to guide this discussion, and create an environment that enables the client to trust the process and speak openly about issues.

Perinatal Specialisation

Although I see adults with a range of issues, I also have a clinic at Dulwich Therapy Rooms specialising in mothers and mothers to be. Therapy sessions here are provided to help women to prepare for or adapt to their new situation and to deal with a new set of responsibilities and roles. I work specifically with prenatal and postnatal depression and anxiety as well as birth trauma.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a doctorate in counselling psychology, with chartered psychologist status with the British Psychological Society, and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Apart from my private practice work, I have also worked in the NHS in an IAPT (primary care psychotherapy) service, seeing a diverse range of clients, as well as conducting general and PTSD assessments. Whilst in training, I had a number of placements within the NHS, including within a perinatal service, and in a project for people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. I also had a placement in a charity for women suffering from domestic abuse. I have been seeing clients with a range of issues in my private practice for the last five years.

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.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Initial assessment session: £80

50 minute individual sessions: £80

Psychology and Psychotherapy trainees: £60 a session

Perinatal assessment session: £80

50 minute perinatal session: £80


Healthcare Providers

I am also a recognised psychology provider for a number of health insurance companies. Please contact me to check my coverage.

Further information

I am based at Dulwich Therapy Rooms in East Dulwich. It is a 10 minute walk from East Dulwich train station.

I offer day and evening sessions during the week.

Dulwich Therapy Rooms
47 Lordship Lane
East Dulwich
London
SE22 8EP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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