Counselling and psychotherapy in Sydenham SE26

Sydenham stationNoel Bell is an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist based in Sydenham and is available for short and long term therapy. Noel is registered and accredited as a clinical 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. Noel is also registered with Counselling Directory (click on the link to see his profile).

Call him now on 07852 407140

Noel can help with depression, anxiety,bereavement, eating disorders, phobias, anger management, infertility, low self esteem, spirituality and relationship difficulties.

I can also help with life transitions and career change.  Prior to my own retraining, I was a management consultant working in local and central government.  I hold an MA in Modern European Studies from London Metropolitan University and a BA (Hons) History with Political Studies from Middlesex University. I decided to retrain in counselling and psychotherapy in 2009.

I can see you for a range of issues including difficulties at work, family difficulties and loss of hope. I specialise in the treatment of addictions principally drugs and alcohol, gambling and sex addiction.

Drugs and alcohol

I use CBT techniques to overcome addictive processes and have over 20 years experience of using the 12 steps of recovery for personal growth and transformation.

Counselling and psychotherapy can offer a safe and confidential space for you to discuss the impacts of your drinking or drug taking and to explore why it is you are doing it. It is my experience that the ABC Model and anti procrastination exercises can facilitate change and new ways of being.

I believe that an integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy is effective as addictions can be seen as an existential crisis brought about by loss of meaning in life.  Re-establishing a relationship to life’s givens can begin a journey of personal discovery. This is where the transpersonal approach can be useful as it helps to uncover myths, life scripts and archetypes.

Problem gambling

Problem gambling can preoccupy your thinking and creative energy once it takes hold. I have worked as a helpline advisor at the national charity Gamcare, which provides support, information and advice to anyone suffering through a gambling problem.  I am fully familiar with a range of tools and techniques including the 12 steps of recovery model for overcoming problem gambling, mindfulness and behavioural change. I can help problem gamblers, day traders and spread betters.

Sex addiction

Sex addiction is a process addiction and can be similar in nature to gambling. Listen here to my interview with Paula Hall about seeking help for overcoming issues with sex addiction. I use tools and techniques to explore past trauma, grief and mourning.  Exploring the drama triangle can be an effective way of uncovering unconscious processing in relationships.

I am based at 48 Newlands Park which is within easy reach of Penge, Crystal Palace and Dulwich and the location is well served by public transport connections.  Sydenham station is a 5 minutes walk and has London Overground services to Forest Hill, Honor Oak and Brockley, in addition to the National Rail network.  Penge East station  is also 5 minutes walk away with National Rail connections to West Dulwich, Kent House, Beckenham and Bromley South.  Buses 194 and 75 directly serve Newlands Park.

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I am passionate about continuing professional development (CPD) and have been awarded diplomas for life coaching (Coaching Academy) and NLP (NLP Dynamics) courses. I have recently attended a two day course on helping clients cope with compulsive gambling, delivered by Gamcare (4 CPD points). I also attended a one day trauma workshop at CCPE delivered by Mark Brayne (4 CPD points). I am in regular supervision and view supervision as vital in my clinical work.

Call me on 07852 407140 to discuss my availability. I am happy to chat on the phone to determine if my services could be appropriate for you.

If you are in crisis and  need to talk to someone urgently you can contact The Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 (24 hours) or by email through their website

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