The soul has a key place in my work. Together we will make meaning of your suffering, pain and wounding as the soul’s calling for attention, rather than as a problem or fault to be fixed. When words are not enough to express feelings and emotions, and depending on your needs and preferences, I integrate soulful approaches such as imagery, visualisations, embodiment and dream exploration in our therapeutic work.
I trust that human beings have the innate wisdom and the ability to heal and to grow if we are provided with enough support from our environment, just as seeds can germinate with enough sunshine, water and oxygen. During the therapeutic journey, I will not walk ahead of you, but alongside you, giving central focus to your feelings and witnessing your experiences. In the process, we may attend to your childhood experiences, explore how they might affect you now in your relationships and life choices. These patterns of relating may reappear between us, and I will work with you relationally to understand these patterns and to experiment with new ways of being. I will support you in moving towards a sense of clarity, purpose and renewal, and towards self-fulfilment and transformation.
I hold an awareness of differences and diversity, recognising how one’s cultural context and experience can shape one’s life. I believe that many psychological issues are not only individual, but also a result of the collective cultural environment we live in. The question of ‘who am I?’ is often dependent on ‘who am I culturally?’. We can explore how the wider context of the outside word is affecting your inner world.
I keep a balance between supporting and challenging you, and tailor my approach to suit your needs and draw from a range of disciplines and theoretical knowledge. My work is influenced by the schools of transpersonal, Jungian, psychodynamic and gestalt.
I am experienced in supporting people explore and resolve a wide range of issues. These include:
* life changes and transition
* self-esteem and confidence issues
* poor relationship with self and others
* work and career - redundancy, career change
* cultural identity and lack of belonging
* lack of meaning and hope
* loss and bereavement
* childhood trauma
My name is Beibei Mu. I am an English and Mandarin Chinese speaking psychotherapeutic counsellor based in London, registered with BACP and accredited by UKCP. I offer face-to-face counselling at my private practice in East London, as well as online counselling via Zoom to English and Mandarin speakers based anywhere in the world. Please feel free to get in touch with me.
I grew up in Xi’an, the ancient capital of China and moved to the UK in my adolescent years. My secondary life passion of travel led me to travelling and living abroad in many countries and cultures, and these rich experiences gave me deep understanding of what it means to live in-between languages and cultures, and to relate sensitively with clients coming from diverse backgrounds.
My career started in the financial services and I’ve also worked in the charitable sector, managing projects in the fields of arts, culture, health and wellbeing. My personal experience with the healing effects of counselling and my interests in psychology, spirituality and mental health brought me to my decision to train as a counsellor.
In the past, I volunteered as a helpline counsellor at the charity The Mix for young people in their 20s. I also worked as a counsellor at Re-Vision’s Low Cost Counselling Service in North London.
Besides helping people through my counselling work, I love doing yoga, going to the cinema, and enjoy reading a book on a rainy day.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.