Welcome to the personal website of Noel Bell.
I am registered and accredited as a psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). The UKCP is the UK’s professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists. I can offer a confidential and private space in order to assess your life choices and to reflect on the implications of your decisions.
I can help with issues related to anxiety, depression, loneliness, addictions, couples issues,infertility, relationship problems, postnatal depression, life crisis, occupational stress and career change. I hold a current enhanced criminal record certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).
I am also registered with Counselling Directory and am available for both short and long term psychotherapy or counselling in London. I can see clients in Sydenham, SE26, serving Crystal Palace, Penge and Dulwich or at London Bridge, close to More London and serving the City of London.
I have spent the past 20 years exploring and studying personal growth, recovery from addictions and inner transformation. In my work, I draw upon a broad spectrum of psychotherapeutic knowledge and tune my approach to match the uniqueness of each person I work with.
I am flexible in my theoretical approach depending on the particular needs of the client. I draw upon several tools and techniques from a number of schools and traditions including Psychodynamic, Humanist, Existential and Transpersonal. This, for me, is what it means to be an integrative counsellor so that I may best meet the needs of my clients. My interview with Brant Cortright PH.D. explains the integrative approach which you can view by clicking on the embedded link below.
I trained at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE), the largest training centre for integrative transpersonal psychotherapy in Europe, based in London. The five year postgraduate diploma programme is accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). The CCPE is also a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Read my blog posts about general well-being and maintaining good psychological health here.
I undertook my psychiatric observational placement at South West London and St. George’s NHS Mental Health Trust which gave me an insight into the provision of secondary care services in the NHS. The Trust works in partnership with primary care, social care and voluntary organisations to provide high-quality mental health services in South West London and nationally.
It is important that you feel comfortable with your therapist so that you can build trust and enter into an open and frank dialogue. Research has shown that the working alliance (the rapport between client and counsellor) is as important as the skills base of the counsellor or the theoretical orientation of the therapist.
You may contact me by calling my mobile telephone number 07852 407140 We can have a confidential chat which will give you an opportunity to check if we might get on with each other.
Feel free to follow my business Facebook page, for updates and links related to counselling & psychotherapy. (It is my social media policy that I do not accept friend or contact requests from former or current clients on my personal Facebook page as this can potentially compromise your confidentiality and blur professional boundaries).
I also tweet on a regular basis as a business. Please feel free to follow me if you are interested in my posts. I will not follow you back. This can cause confusion around the purpose of the communication, whether it forms part of your therapy or not. Please do not use public ways of contacting me for personal enquiries for therapy (e.g. @replies or tagging), given the potential for compromising your privacy and confidentiality. The best way to make contact with me is by text,phone or email.
I also speak in the media on items related to addiction, social media, mental health and related news stories. See below for a recent contribution to Sky News.