About me

I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor registered with the BACP. I am trained in several different types of therapeutic approach (including humanistic psychotherapy, CBT and a psychodynamic approach) so, together, we can work out what will suit you best.

I have worked with a wide variety of people from all walks of life, and with many different reasons for coming to therapy: anxiety, depression, work-related stress and burnout, bereavement, relationship difficulties, and many more.  I have experience working for the NHS and work online or in person in London.

It is important to me that you feel comfortable to talk about your problems, experiences and personal thoughts. While you will have some immediate pressing issues that bring you to therapy, there may also be some longer-term, underlying issues concerning you.

My approach tends to be active and engaged and my aim is to help you achieve insight into what makes you tick. We will work collaboratively to develop strategies that assist you in living a complete, fulfilling life.

Previously, I was a barrister specialising in criminal and public law for 10 years.

Getting started

Please send me an email and I'll get in touch to arrange a first session by video call for free.  This will give us a chance to see if we will work well together.  If you want to carry on, we will agree a fee and set up a regular weekly session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (distinction) and have undertaken a foundation course with the Institute of Psychoanalysis. 

In respect of my qualifications outside of psychotherapy, I have a BA (Hons.) in European Politics, a Graduate Diploma in Law and the Bar Vocational Course (qualifications required to become a barrister).

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

Additional information

Fees start at £70 and go up to £100, depending on whether we meet online or in person and depending on your circumstances and your ability to pay. 

Type of session

In person
Online
Stephanie Bell

Stephanie Bell