Nina Britten, Integretive Counsellor and CBT Practitioner
I am an experienced, BACP accredited counsellor and CBT practitioner, based in South London. I work with adults with a wide range of issues including generalised anxiety disorder, depression, panic disorder, self esteem and identity issues, anger, bereavement, relationship issues and addiction.
Sometimes when life gets tough, we all need a little help. I offer a confidential space and a warm, friendly, supportive environment, where you feel comfortable enough to talk about the things that are worrying you. I have a flexible approach and combine ways of working from Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies to suit your individual needs. My aim is to support and encourage you to develop confidence in your own ability to help yourself.
We are all affected by our past experiences, sometimes in ways that we are unaware of. From our earliest relationships we develop beliefs that shape the way we see ourselves, others and the world. Our ways of thinking and behaving may no longer be useful or beneficial to us and may be affecting our relationships, limiting our personal growth and holding us back from reaching our true potential. I use CBT techniques to examine how thoughts affect the way we feel and behave. By becoming more aware of our thinking patterns, we can begin to recognise and replace unhelpful thoughts with healthier alternatives, moving towards a more positive, realistic way of thinking. With these new insights we are better able to make choices that are right for us and find better ways of coping.
I have considerable experience of working with bereavement but grief is not only about death. Its about about losing anything that is important to us - a relationship, dreams of having a child, our hopes and expectations, independence, a job, home or health. Although loss is choice-less, we can make choices about how we are going to deal with it. Everyone grieves differently and there is no time limit. I can guide and support you through the grieving process and help you draw on your strengths and qualities to adjust to your new reality.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Supervision of groups and individuals (ongoing) The Grove
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT
Counselling Psychology Open Degree
ISC International Attachment and Trauma Congress 2019 Empathy and Compassion in the process of Healing
ISC International Attachment and Trauma Congress 2018 Personality Development and Psychotherapy
ISC International Attachment and Trauma Congress 2017 The Resilience of Mind and Body
Separation Reunion Forum The Impact of Imprisonment on Parents and Children: Exploring Attachment, Separation & Loss (Nov 2011)
Separation Reunion Forum Domestic Violence: The Impact on Attachment Relationships in Families (Nov 2012)
Trainings and workshops
Personality disorders (Emergence), Relapse prevention, Young peoples drug use (Hackney DAAT), Mindfulness (Breathing Space), Post traumatic growth, Co-dependency, Motivational Interviewing, Attachment and loss (Bowlby Centre), Bereavement and complex grief, Self esteem, Eating disorders, Self harm, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Focusing, Suicide prevention (Storm), Sexual abuse (RASAC), Cirlcles of grief - Lois Tonkin, (Cruse Master class) Shattered Dreams and other Metaphors of Loss (Cruse Masterclass), Safeguarding levels 1 & 2 (Islington Safeguarding Board), Somatic Trauma Therapy - Babette Rothchild, Trauma Therapists Tool box (Christiane Sanderson)
I have also worked as a school counsellor, working creatively with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties - counselling, group work and play therapy (art, clay, puppets, and story telling).
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.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am currently offering online and telephone counselling at reduced fees.
Reduced rates for online and telephone counselling
For low income clients who are able to attend in the daytime there is some room for negotiation.
Flexible hours, Daytime and evening sessions available, Monday - Friday
Nearest tube is Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines). Nearest Railway Station is Elephant & Castle.
Day times and evening spaces available
As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy my practice is regularly supervised by an accredited BACP supervisor in accordance with BACP Practice Guidelines