Valerija But MBACP, BSc (Hons), PGDip

Valerija But MBACP, BSc (Hons), PGDip

About me

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

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£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.

Further information

I work primarily in English but sessions in Slovenian, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian language are also available.

Maps & Directions

London, SE26

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Slovenian, Bosnian,Croatian, Serbian


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults