Bella is an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist with extensive experience working with both long-term and short-term clients. She takes an integrative approach, which enables her to adapt and craft her work to each client drawing from a wide range of approaches and wisdom, as well as working with dreams and the creative imagination. Bella believes each client is different and therefore the approach she uses needs to be just as flexible.
Bella feels deeply that the relationship between herself and her clients is vital to the progress of the work. She tries to create a warm, safe, compassionate, non-judgemental and respectful therapeutic relationship that can foster healing and growth for her clients.
We all have an innate ability to grow and develop, but sometimes we get overwhelmed and lose connection with our inner resources. Accepting that you need more than family and friends to talk to can often be a liberating first step towards healing. I try to provide a safe and holding place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, and deeply believe even the darkest of times can unfold and evolve into a new chapter where you can reconnect and deepen your own potential for wellness.
Areas of expertise
Through her personal life and her previous career, Bella has gained great understanding of both work and home life and communicating with a diverse range of people. She has experience helping clients overcome a wide variety of issues, and is particularly experienced working with the following areas:
- Anxiety and stress
- Bereavement and loss
- Separation and divorce
- Pre- and post-natal issues
- Anger issues
- Identity issues
- Relationship and family issues
- Childhood traumas
- Eating disorders
- Life changes
Qualifications and experience
Bella has trained for many years in the counselling field, and in addition to her Masters in Psychotherapy she has undertaken an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma and numerous specialist courses including CBT; gay, lesbian and sexuality issues; and self-harm.
Bella completed her studies alongside being a mother and is now enjoying her career as a counsellor and psychotherapist. She feels that her experience of motherhood is very useful to her work with clients, and has also drawn on this time to research transitions and how becoming a mother affects identity and instigates changes to the core self.
Before studying Bella worked in industry within a large multinational communications company, before moving to work within a UK national fleet management company.
Bella works as a counsellor and psychotherapist at the following Anchor clinics:
- South London – Wimbledon, SW19: Tuesdays