Theresa Brownlee-Blake, Psychotherapy/Counselling MA, BACP (Accred)
I am a psychodynamic integrative psychotherapist and Counsellor. I see clients currently in private rooms in South Woodford (near tube) I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment for this.
I see clients of all ages and backgrounds. Most people at some point in their life suffer from anxiety, relationship issues, postnatal depression, depression, panic attacks and eating disorders but there is no reason to suffer alone with these distressing states. When going through these difficult periods we may not want to share this with our family or friends and bringing these inner conflicts out into a safe space can be very therapeutic and help us to understanding what is happening to us.
I also see couples and have found that at the point of seeking counselling for their relationship it is usually at a very tense stage in their relationship and can be highly charged and emotional, possibly due to neither feeling 'heard' by the other. Having a therapist listen to each partner's perspective can be a way for to move towards an understanding of what is causing such difficulties.
Also in our youth centred culture aging can be difficult for some people and I find that at this time of life with its many changes, life can feel very frightening and therapy can prove an invaluable support and source of inspiration for many.
I have a personal interest in a Jungian perspective and find dream analysis can reveal what may not be accessible on a conscious level, and therefore can lead to enhanced self awareness. I am also interested in Buddhism, which is the inspiration for the practice of MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy).
I work from the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) Code of Ethics.
I see clients/couples both on a short term basis or a more open ended basis, face to face or by telephone.
I can also work from a CBT/CAT/Mindfulness approach.
What therapy can offer
I find that therapy can offer support at a time when we are struggling and to have someone to share this with can be enormously therapeutic, just knowing we don't have to do this on our own. We may not always want to share with our partners or families some of our very personal struggles and this can bring a great sense of relief. Life offers many challenges and at various stages different challenges, relationships, parenthood, work related issues, eating disorders, illness and the ageing process.
"Because we may never know with precision how we have helped, we therapists have to learn to live comfortably with mystery as we accompany patients on their journey of self-discovery"
Irvin D Yalom
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Psychotherapy and Counselling.
Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
Certificate in CBT/CAT/ Mindfulness (MBCT)
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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Also I find dream work to be of great value in uncovering areas that may not be available on a conscious level.
Exploring spiritual perspectives that may be causing confusion currently.
The aging process is also of special interest to me, as this is a time that is very difficult for many of us, and being able to explore our fears and thoughts around this can be very healing. Feeling that we are not alone and being able to talk about this when we may feel our family or friends may not want us to talk about our thoughts and feelings around illness or dying, with them.
Concessions offered for
Fees for Deal
£40 per 50 min session
Fees for London
£60 per 50 min session
Telephone and Skype counselling £40 per 50 min
Fees may be negotiable in certain circumstances.
Weekdays and evenings
I am happy for you to email or telephone me with any questions you may have.