Manda offers a therapeutic relationship to help you make sense of your experience and steer a course through life's difficulties. BACP accredited, she specialises in working with relationships, work stress & depression.
I can help with...
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bereavement and loss
- Body image
- Communication skills
- Creative blocks
- Cross-cultural relationships
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Fear of public speaking
- Gender issues
- Identity issues
- Insomnia and sleep problems
- Lack of energy
- Low mood
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Major life changes
- Panic attacks
- Perfectionist traits
- Personal development
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy, birth and loss
- Relationship difficulties
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Social anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Traumatic childhood
Types of client I see
- Older people
Languages I speak
- Room 31 at 175–7 Borough High Street, SE1 1HR
Types of therapy I offer
I am a humanistic counsellor but, specifically, person centred. This means that I don’t diagnose or tell you what to do, but instead walk along beside you to help you find your own best answer.
From quiet rooms in London Bridge, I provide a safe, private and confidential setting where the therapy is for you and about you. I listen with warmth and openness to help you find out more about what is troubling you and how you might like life to be different. I am fully present and work in a way that allows you to find your own level and work to your own agenda. There is no pressure, no expectation – other than your own expectations, hopes and fears of what counselling might bring.
Therapy can help you feel more in control of your own life. It can help you get ‘back on track’ and hear yourself in a new way. Realisations and understandings that you didn’t know you had can appear and surprise you. New possibilities and pathways can emerge. Meaning and agency can take the place of a sense of hopelessness or passivity.
I also specialise in incorporating elements of existential therapy into my practice, which means I can help with fears and anxieties including feeling powerless, feeling that life has no meaning or feeling alone.
What to expect
I offer weekly sessions lasting for 50 minutes from my base in London Bridge. Counselling can be short or long term, but it’s good to think in terms of allowing at least six sessions for the therapy to get underway.
At regular intervals we will review the therapy together to reflect on whether you feel you are moving towards the desired outcome. Once you feel ready to working towards an ending, we will think about how long we need to close the work – usually around 2 to 3 sessions.
If you feel that you want your therapy to continue in a more open-ended way we will review less frequently, ie at 3-month intervals.
You can end your therapy at any time, but the review process gives you an opportunity to reflect on the work so far and think about any changes in focus you might want to make, to help you towards your goal.
Training, qualifications and experience
- Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling, City & Guilds, Lewisham College (2008)
- Existential Therapy module (2007) and workshops (2015, 2016)
My work is clinically supervised and I undertake regular CPD (continuing professional development) to ensure my working knowledge is relevant and up to date. CPD training undertaken since 2008 includes:
- ‘Existential Therapy’
- ‘Working with Anger’
- ‘Working with Abuse’
- ‘Working Therapeutically Outdoors’
- ‘Equine-assisted Therapy’
- ‘Assessment in therapy’
Before becoming a counsellor I worked in a creative role in the music business which gave me an appreciation of the impact of working under pressure in the business world.
After qualifying in 2007 I worked for 6 years with young people at a bespoke therapy service in Medway where I designed and delivered a gardening therapy provision alongside my one-to-one work.
I have also worked for the NHS in Bermondsey and at a community counselling service in Greenwich. I have been offering workplace and personal counselling in my private practice since 2013.
- BACP registered (2012) registration number 026573
- BACP accredited (2012)
- Member, BACP Private Practice networking group
Code of ethics
I abide by the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
Fees and availability
- Daytime and evening appointments available, Mon–Sat
- Session fee: £70