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Belinda Wilson - Psychotherapist

Certified By: UKCP
From: 1a Chalk Farm Parade, Adelaide Road London, United Kingdom (UK)
Type of session: Secure Video Call, Via Phone
Also speaks: English

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Specialty: Abuse, Addiction, Affairs, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Health, Mood, Obsessive compulsive disorders, Relationships, Self - Esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work, Other
Target Age Group: Adult
Therapist Since: 01/01/2002

About Me

I am passionate about providing a safe, understanding psychotherapy and counselling space that can help you effectively overcome problems, learn new skills and make lasting change, ultimately helping you to find relief and achieve your aspirations.

I successfully completed my psychotherapy and counselling training at the School of Psychotherapy & Counselling at  Regent’s University (formerly Regent’s College) in London, and, completed further specialist training as a Master Practitioner for Eating Disorders at the National Centre for Eating Disorders in Surrey. My primary therapeutic approach is Existential, however, I also apply strands from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) where most beneficial to clients.

I am committed to equality and diversity, and I offer psychotherapy and counselling to a broad range of clients. I have successfully completed training in and have offered therapy to clients who require a British Sign Language (BSL) or mother tongue language interpreter.

I am UKCP registered and adhere to the UKCP code of ethics. I am also a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and  a member of the Society for Existential Analysis (SEA). I am committed to continued personal and professional development and attend clinical supervision as part of best practice.

My Experience

​I have provided individual and group therapies within a range of NHS and charitable services, as well as within the private sector. I have worked as a Director of therapeutic services, as well as delivering specialist psychotherapy for sexual and domestic violence services, and addiction, self-harm and suicide prevention services within Camden and also Islington, North London. I also offered my skills for independent consultancy psychotherapy work for an award-winning London based psychotherapy service, working with clients with a wide variety of issues. These experiences have meant I have been fortunate to have worked with people with all kinds of problems, from all walks of life.

I currently Founder and Director of a private psychotherapy and counselling practice working with individuals, couples and organisations across London and some parts of the U.K.

 

My Approach

My  Approach
“I felt more confident and open-minded about how to deal with issues and other people. It…(psychotherapy) opened my eyes”. E.B – Client Feedback

One of the most significant factors in determining whether therapy is helpful is the therapeutic relationship built between client and therapist. This includes factors such as whether the client feels heard, understood and supported. However, it may be helpful to give a bit more information about my approach to help you understand what counselling and psychotherapy is about and start to decide whether it is right for you.
I work primarily from offer Existential psychotherapy, but also work from a CBT approach. If useful to clients I sometimes integrate some strands from other prominent therapies as well.

What is Existential Psychotherapy?

Existential Psychotherapy is a diverse and philosophically informed approach to psychotherapy and counselling. It fundamentally aims to comprehend the human condition. How this applies to you specifically in the day-to-day is that it is less concerned with pathologising you and more interested in helping to shed light on your experiences of the problems you are facing in your life, helping you to both ask and answer important life questions both big and small.
It can help with a variety of difficult and painful issues and can be an optimistic approach, helping you to identify and achieve what you want for yourself. This type of therapy can be transformational and empowering, enabling you to increase awareness of your potential and make important life choices. It is open-minded and endeavours to help you to enrich your life and improve your relationships both with yourself and others, supporting you  to live more authentically and meaningfully.

Examples of just a few of the questions Existential psychotherapy might examine may include:

    Who am I really?
    What’s my life purpose?
    Who am I supposed to be?
    What does happiness mean to me?
    How can I make sense of my suffering?

Existential therapy is helpful to people suffering with a broad variety of emotional and behavioural problems and other challenges including:

    Addiction
    Anxiety
    Apathy
    Bereavement and loss
    Choices
    Death/terminal illness
    ​Depression
    Fear
    Finding meaning
    Guilt
    Loneliness and isolation
    Passivity/problems with autonomy
    Relationships
    Spiritual challenges

What is CBT?
I additionally offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) oriented therapy for clients. This is an active approach helping to increase your awareness of your personal thinkng patterns and how your thinking impacts your feelings, physical sensations and behaviour.  For example, perhaps you may find yourself overthinking thing, feeling like you can’t switch off from thinking about things, worrying thoughts about what will happen in future, or generally thinking negatively. How we think about things, people or situations can sometimes then affect how we feel physically and/or emotionally, and subsequently can impact how we then behave.
The way we think can either be helpful or unhelpful and CBT can help you to alter unhelpful thinking patterns, make sense of overwhelming feelings and in turn, positively impact how you behave. CBT can be effective in helping you to feel more in control and can be offered for a variety of problems including anger management, anxiety, stress, fear, depression and trauma, etc.