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Afra Bell

Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from City and Islington College (2002), Diploma in CBT (Institute of Counselling, 2007), Cert. in group work (Gestalt Centre, 2005), Cert. in Counselling Supervision (City & Islington College, 2013), Cert. in Solution Focussed Therapy (The Brief Centre, 2013). I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist.

I have been practising as a counsellor and psychotherapist at Spiral since 2001 and as a supervisor since 2010. I have also worked for a number of different organisations that include Local Authority mental health teams, women’s groups, parent support groups, young people’s services, corporate business, and within various shamanic and personal development work settings. As well as practising as a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor, I also provide creative and therapeutic Team Building and Leadership workshops for corporate business and voluntary organisations.

My particular areas of experience and expertise are: personal development, spirituality, relationships, self-esteem, self-empowerment, parenting, anxiety, depression, life choices, cultural identity, sexual abuse, bereavement and working with anger. As well as having worked extensively with adults, I have particular experience in counselling young people.

I use an intuitive, integrative and holistic approach, uniting mind, body and spirit, and incorporating Psychodynamic, Person Centred Gestalt and Solution Focussed schools of thought. Where helpful, the sessions can also focus on such things as creative visualisation, drawing and other ways of connecting with layers of being beyond the rational. My intention in the sessions is to create a nurturing, accepting, understanding and supportive space.

I work at Spiral on Tuesdays, Thursdays and some Friday mornings. My fees are £60 per 50 minute session. I have a limited number of concessions for clients on low income.

Contact 07968 026608 9am-6pm, or