Valerija But MBACP, BSc (Hons), PGDip
I am fully qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor working with individuals and couples. I have extensive experience working in health/community settings and private practice.
I offer a respectful, confidential space to explore what is troubling you, help you make sense of your experiences, move on from difficult past events, change unhelpful patterns and live a fulfilling life, whatever that means to you. I bring warmth, sensitivity, humour and a genuine interest in people’s stories.My approach is integrative, collaborative and active in focussing on the issues identified by the client. Approaches I draw from in my work include, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Transactional Analysis and Existential Psychotherapy. Coming from an integrative approach means that I can draw from a range of therapeutic approaches. This enables me to engage with you in a way that will be most effective and will best suit your individual needs.
I have worked with a wide range of concerns including generalised anxiety disorder, depression, addiction, eating disorder, feeling sad, relationship issues, panic, postnatal depression.
My private practice is based in Sydenham, walking distance from Sydenham, Lower Sydenham and Penge East train station.
I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and undertake regular supervision as an integral part of my practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma in Transactional Analysis(TA)
BSc (Hons) Social Sciences: Cultural Studies
Further Experience and Training
Mentalization-Based Treatment(MBT), Anna Freud, National Centre for Children and Families
A Couple State of Mind:Insights into Couple Relating and Therapeutic Work with Couples, Confer,London
When we talk about Love-Autumn Conference, Tavistock Relationships, London
The connecting thread across the life cycle:Understanding Attachment, WPF Therapy, London
The Aftermath of Suicide: Working with Survivor Grief, Psychotherapy UK, London
Emotionally Focused Therapy, Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, London
Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Psychotherapy UK, London
Mindfulness-Based Therapies, Psychotherapy UK, London
Introduction to Working with Couples, Juliet Grayson, College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
Myers Briggs Personality Typing, Psychotherapy UK, London
Against and For CBT: Constructive dialog, Roehampton University, London
Drugs and Addiction- Harm reduction, Faculty of Social Work, Ljubljana University, Slovenia
MBACP, I am register member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy 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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 per session for Individual therapy daytime from 8am to 3pm/ £70 for sessions after 4pm.
£80 for Couples before 4pm and £90 after 4pm.
Individual circumstances will be taken into account and concessionary rates may also be available for people in financial difficulties.
I work primarily in English but sessions in Slovenian, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian language are also available.