Tina Greenhill Individual & Couples Counselling, MSc, BSc, MBACP (Accred)
Blackheath Complementary Health Centre
184-186 Westcombe Hill
Court Yard House
170 Brick Lane
Hello, my name is Tina and I am a UKRCP registered and fully accredited BACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist and qualified Systemic Practitioner. I have over ten years post qualifying experience and work with individuals, couples and families. In this time I have worked with a range of issues with people from a range of different backgrounds. People mostly make contact when they find themselves feeling low or anxious and they many not know the reason why. Or they may know they are feeling overwhelmed by life and work pressures and need strategies to manage more effectively. Sometimes people feel lost during different life transitions and need help to find their way again. For others there may be difficulties in relationships which cause pain and confusion. Many of us also have extremely high expectations of ourselves which create an immense amount of pressure and stress. If any of these experiences resonate with you it could be useful to speak to someone who can try to help you understand yourself and your situation more fully so that you can begin to feel more at ease with yourself and your life again.
If you would like to talk a bit more about the counselling/psychotherapy process I offer a no obligation 50min initial consultation. This gives you the opportunity to meet with me to see if you feel comfortable working together. I understand that it can be anxiety provoking to think about seeking help and starting therapy but I also know that it can provide a sense of understanding, insight and relief. With this comes the potential to make rewarding changes in your life.
My clinical experience and theoretical orientation
I began working with clients on a one to one basis in 2003, and recently completed further training in Systemic practice to work with couples and families. I am an integrative counsellor/psychotherapist, which means I draw from a variety of different therapeutic approaches. This helps me to adjust my approach to suit the person I am working with. During the initial consultation I will speak with you about the difficulties you might be facing and the kinds of therapy you might find helpful. I also offer both short term problem focused therapy and longer term therapy.
In my therapeutic work I draw from theories including; psychodynamic; systemic; interpersonal; and Cognitive behavioural. The relationship is the most important part of the therapeutic work but theory informs my understanding. Theory helps me to think with you about past experiences and possible links to current difficulties or patterns. I am also interested in using the “here and now” experience of the therapy to help people think about relationships. Theoretical knowledge (such as CBT) also provides helpful strategies which can be utilised outside of therapy to empower people in difficult situations. In some cases I also provide a psycho-educational approach, as many people feel a huge sense of relief when I share ideas which help them make sense of the symptoms they experience e.g. in panic and anxiety. For me, the most important part of therapy is to experience a supportive and confidential space where we can be heard and not judged. This provides the foundation for working together to gain understanding and insight into problems and begin to think about solutions.
I have over 12 years experience of working as a counsellor/psychotherapist in many settings. Initially I worked in a GP surgery providing counselling/psychotherapy to people with a various difficulties. I then moved on to working for a charity specialising in working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I also spent 3 years working in private psychiatric hospitals providing one-to-one and group therapy to clients experiencing depression; anxiety; obsessive compulsive disorder; post traumatic stress; anger; addictions; bereavement; eating disorders; self-harm; relationship difficulties; confidence and self-esteem issues. I also managed the therapy department whilst working at the psychiatric hospital. I have also worked with adolescents with mental health issues and in the NHS with stroke patients.
I currently work in private practice with adults, young people, individuals, couples and families who have a range of difficulties. Alongside this I work for a charity organisation where I provide psychotherapy to people who have survived traumatic brain injury.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Psychology 1996-1999
MSc Therapeutic Counselling 2002-2005
Extended Certificate in Cognitive Therapy (For Anxiety and Depression) 6 month training 2006
Graduate Certificate in Systemic Practice (Couples and Families) 1 year training 2011
Post Graduate Certificate in Systemic Practice (Children and Families) 1 year training 2012
Sexual abuse awareness - 4 day training 2004
Arts as a therapeutic process - 3 weekends 2005
Effective group work - 2 day training 2008
Cognitive behavioural therapy for eating disorders - 2 days 2008
Understanding and working with identity change (Abi) - 1 day 2009
Emotion Regulation Treatment - 1 day 2009
Cognitive behaviour therapy: similarities and differences to other modes of therapy - 1 day 2009
Mindfulness based cognitive therapy: an invitation to integrate - 1 day 2009
CBT for anger and irritability - 2 day training 2009
Working with older people - 1 day 2009
Working with loss and bereavement - 1 day 2010
Working with people with acquired communication difficulties - 1 day 2010
Releasing the researcher within - 1 day 2013
Sexuality and gender in the therapy room: implications for practice - 1 day 2014
Working with psychosis: an introduction to CBT for delusions - 1 day 2015
Working with psychosis: an introduction to CBT for voices - 1 day 2015
I attend a variety of training sessions to continue my professional development.
I have a wealth of experience having worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist since 2003. I have worked with a variety of presenting issues and in many settings including; private psychiatric hospitals, the NHS, educational settings and charities.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
When not working in private practice I work for a charity specialising in brain injury.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
We meet for an initial consultation with no ongoing obligation at this point. If you decide you would like to book regular sessions you pay for your weekly slot until you decide to end the therapy. At the Brick Lane venue I use a sliding scale system so my fee depends upon your income (see below). At the Blackheath Venue I have a set fee (see below).
Brick Lane venue - fee for 50min Individual Session = Sliding Scale dependent on income
up to 25K - £50
25-40K - £60
40-60K - £70
60-80K - £80
over 80K - £90
Blackheath Venue - fee for 50min individual session.
£70 per session
Both venues - fee for 1hr couples counselling session
£70 - £100
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Brick Lane - Tuesdays 9.30am till 7.45pm. Blackheath - Monday’s 9.30 till 12.30, Thursday's 9.30am till 12.30pm
Types of client