Hello and welcome to my website.
My Name is Bettina Bestebreur and I would like to tell you a bit more about myself.
I enjoy getting to know people and build relationships. I also enjoy building a connection with someone and being part of their way for a while, especially when there is crisis.
In my work you determine the pace of the therapy. I will be there to listen and to offer maybe a different perspective at times. Together we can explore difficult emotions, situations and relationships in your life and we can look at ways that can bring change.
I am a qualified psychodynamic Counselor and CBT-Therapist. I am based in Fulham Broadway, but I offer counselling via Skype and Telephone also.
I started training at Birkbeck, University of London, in 2011.
I started with the Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling and Counselling Skills, which I successfully completed.
I then moved on to a bachelors degree in psychodynamic counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy, which I also successfully passed.
I am still continuing to further my own development and studies. I am especially interested in loss and attachment.
I am also an accredited member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework.
I have been working for an Employment Assistance Programme since 2018. I also practice privately.
From 2014 to 2018 I have been working for a Bereavement Service. I have highly valued the experience I have gained. I learned a lot about loss and how devastating it can be. Loss and Separation affects everyone and comes in many different forms.
I have also worked in various GP surgeries. I had the opportunity to work within the NHS, which meant working with a wide variety of clients with different ailments. The diversity of clients has taught me to adapt quickly and the importance of taking the time to really understand what is happening for the client.
Having moved to this country many years ago, I understand what it is like to up and leave your home and start a new life and I feel especially well equipped to work with clients that went through this upheaval.
I am bilingual and speak German as well.
Fees & Duration
I charge £75 per 50 Minute session.
I offer short-term counselling (up to 12 weeks) or open-ended counselling.