Valerija But MBACP, BSc (Hons), PGDip
I am fully qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor with extensive experience of working in a number of 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 to my work 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, Person-Centred Counselling 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
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Slovenian, Bosnian,Croatian, Serbian|
Types of client