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Beth Collier, MBACP, B.A. (Joint Hons.), M.A.

How I work

I help clients work through emotional issues, providing an environment where you can feel free to express yourself without fear of being judged. Psychotherapy is an opportunity to further develop self awareness. As we become more self aware we become more conscious of who we are and what we want, how we're influenced by the world around us and the impact that we have on others. Being conscious gives us greater control over our daily lives and our future.

My counselling is based on the principle that a person has all the inner resources that they need to be able achieve whatever they want to. A counsellor’s role is to help facilitate (re)discovery.

I specialise in Nature-based Psychotherapy. As an Integrative therapist I've been trained in different styles of therapy, so that I can adapt to you rather than expecting you to fit into anyone model of therapy.

'Integrative' means that I will draw from different styles of counselling to suit your individual needs e.g. Nature-based Psychotherapy, Person Centred Psychotherapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Body Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Relaxation and Meditative techniques.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their Code of Ethics. I receive regular clinical supervision.

The first steps in deciding who and if you want to see someone can be daunting, its important that you feel a counsellor is going to be a good fit for you so please do get in touch if you'd like to hear more about any aspect of what our sessions will be like. I'm here to help.

My practice is based in South London, Herne Hill/Brixton, South Norwood and Central London: SW7, W2 and W8.

I specialise in working with human rights professionals and those from related fields, helping to support you whilst you support others; helping you to look after your emotional well being whilst you deal with challenging work environments; helping to prevent burnt out; strengthening your resilience to coping with exposure to trauma whether from first or second hand contact with people, stories or events; managing stress by providing debriefing; helping to manage the transition from field to home.

About me

I am a researcher and psychotherapist, my career to date has focused on both human rights and emotional health. I have worked within the human rights field for 15 years, primarily as a researcher, documenting conditions in countries of origin.

I have personal experience of working with people who have experienced trauma, having worked for 6 years researching individual asylum and human rights cases on behalf of women refugees and their legal representatives covering issues such as trafficking, honour related crimes, female genital mutilation, rape and sexual violence, domestic violence, armed conflict, forced and early marriage, cultural practices and ideology. I have authored a pulbication on researching gender and persecution.  I’m currently Director of an international research organisation, providing information on human rights conditions in countries of origin to support lawyers, judges and decision makers within the Refugee Status Determination process, working with UNHCR, governments and NGO’s.

I was formerly Research and Policy Manager at the Mental Health Providers Forum leading four panels of experts in a review of methodologies used by NICE in the evaluation of the effectiveness of psychological therapies from scientific, philosophical and service user perspectives.

I have a B.A. (Joint Hons.) in Comparative Religion and Social Anthropology, an M.A. in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights and an M.A. in Psychotherapy and Counselling.


 

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