Steph Bell

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London, W14
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About me

Sometimes we can be in a place of turmoil, depression or anxiety and don't know where to turn; a short-term, safe space in which to talk these through with someone warm, calm and empathetic can really help clarify what's going on and empower you during this difficult time.  

It can be especially difficult when travelling to a new country - either temporarily travelling through, or moving for work or family to start a new life somewhere. Without your normal support systems, friends and family, it can be a tough transition. I specialise in backpackers, expats, students and those who have moved to the U.K permanently, but also have some spots left for long-term clients based in the U.K online, or in person in West London. 

I work in a relational way - encouraging your autonomy by coming up with a plan together and accessing the resources that you already have within you. I'm incredibly passionate about what I do; I believe that there is always more to learn within this field and I intend to carry on expanding my knowledge and practice to my best ability to better aid you. 

I offer Long term therapy, Single session therapy (SST) and short-term therapy (up to 6 sessions), which can offer true flexibility, won't cost the earth and can provide a place to talk these things through with a professionally qualified therapist without the long-term commitment.  

Training, qualifications & experience

Humanistic Counselling BSc from the Metanoia Institute

Diploma in Humanistic Counselling 

Currently enrolled on a post-grad course with the NHS

Experience involves two years working in low-cost counselling services in and around London

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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£45.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I have concession rates available for backpackers, students and low-income clients looking for single session or short-term therapy. My normal rate of £70 is for expatriates or those settled in London working full-time hours. 

Please contact me if you currently work shifts or have a rotating shift pattern and would still like access to short-term therapy. 

When I work

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Working hours are flexible so do get in contact if needing a one off session, or short-term therapy as I can make allowances for these. 

Further information

In particular, I feel passionate about the fact that backpackers and shift-workers can find it hard to access therapy services. I have also been working with students in the past couple of years and am working at a University in London with students for short-term therapy from February 2024. 

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams
Steph Bell
Steph Bell