Belinda Joseph-Pirame, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Belinda Joseph-Pirame

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Belinda Joseph-Pirame, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Belinda Joseph-Pirame

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My Approach

My Approach

I am passionate about providing a safe, understanding psychotherapy and counselling space that can help you to overcome problems, learn new skills and make lasting change, ultimately helping you to find relief and achieve your aspirations.

I aim to offer a warm, down-to-earth approach to therapy work. I practice both existential psychotherapy and cognitive behaviour therapy.

Existential Psychotherapy is a diverse and philosophically informed approach to psychotherapy and counselling.

How this applies to you in the day-to-day is that in talking through your concerns, it is less concerned with pathologising you, and more interested in helping you to gain insight about your experiences and the painful problems you’re facing in your life, helping you to identify and achieve what you want for yourself. This can help you to both ask and answer important life questions, both big and small.

This type of therapy endeavours to help you to enrich your life and improve your relationships both with yourself and others, supporting you to live more authentically and meaningfully.

Examples of just a few of the questions Existential psychotherapy might examine may include:

Who am I really?
What’s my life purpose?
Who am I supposed to be?
What does happiness mean to me?
How can I make sense of my suffering?
What is blocking me from achieving what I hope for?

Existential therapy is helpful to people suffering with a broad variety of emotional and behavioural problems and other challenges including:
Addiction, Anxiety, Apathy, Bereavement and loss, Choices, Death/Terminal illness, Depression, Fear, Finding meaning, Guilt, Loneliness and isolation, Passivity or problems with autonomy, Relationships and Spiritual challenges.

CBT, a popular form of therapy that emerged in the 1960’s, is an active therapy approach which aims to help you to increase your awareness of your personal thinking patterns, and how your thinking impacts your feelings and behaviour.
For example, you may find yourself overthinking things, feeling like you can’t switch off from thinking about things, having worrying thoughts about what will happen in future or what people will think of you, or generally thinking negatively. How we think about things, people or situations can sometimes then affect how we feel physically and/or emotionally, and subsequently, can impact how we then behave.

The way we think can either be helpful or unhelpful, and CBT can help you to pinpoint and alter unhelpful thinking patterns, make sense of overwhelming feelings, and in turn, positively impact how you behave.

CBT can be effective in helping you to feel more in control and can be offered for a variety of problems, including: Anger Management, Anxiety, Panic, Stress, Problematic thinking, Eating Disorders, Fear, Depression, and Trauma.

I am committed to equality and diversity, and I offer psychotherapy and counselling to a broad range of clients. I have successfully completed training in and have offered therapy to clients who require a British Sign Language (BSL) or mother tongue language interpreter.

My Background

I have provided individual and group therapies/psychoeducation within a range of NHS and charitable services and within the private sector. I have worked as a Director of therapeutic services, as well as delivering specialist psychotherapy for sexual and domestic violence services. I have also had extensive experience of working for therapy services (and crisis services) for addiction, self-harm and suicide prevention services within Camden and Islington in North London.

I have offered my extensive skills for independent consultancy psychotherapy work for an award-winning London-based psychotherapy service,working with professional clients with a wide variety of issues.

These experiences have meant I have been fortunate to have worked with people with all kinds of problems, from all walks of life.

My Qualifications & Registration

I successfully completed my psychotherapy and counselling training at the School of Psychotherapy & Counselling at Regent's University (formerly Regent's College) in London. I successfully completed further specialist training as a Master Practitioner for Eating Disorders at the National Centre for Eating Disorders in Surrey.

My primary therapeutic approach is Existential; however, I also apply strands from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) where most beneficial to clients.

I have successfully achieved the following qualifications:

B.A (HON) Psychology with Social Studies
Post-graduate Certificate in Health Psychology
M.A Psychotherapy & Counselling

I also hold a Master Practitioner Award in Eating Disorders and Obesity which consists of an:

Advanced Diploma in Eating Disorders & Nutritional Interventions
Diploma in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders
Post-graduate Certificate in Obesity Management

I have also successfully achieved a Diploma in Counselling Supervision with Distinction.

About Me

Hi! I’m Belinda, Director of Eudaimonic Therapy & Coaching and an Existential Psychotherapist & Executive Coach. I am fully registered and with 23 years’ experience of successfully delivering effective psychotherapy and counselling, I’m passionate about offering high-quality, effective, and confidential online therapy services to help clients get things off their chest; increase awareness about themselves and their relationships, learn effective new coping skills, and make lasting change to ultimately help them feel better. (A small number of face-to-face sessions are available).

I provide individual short-term, medium and long-term psychotherapy and counselling to individuals aged 18+ across London and the UK.

I have a strong background in working within the public, charitable and private sector.

I also offer integrated therapy coaching to leaders and senior managers with a desire to create professional and personal transformation.

I work with

  • Companies
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Special Interests

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.

I offer therapy for clients suffering with anxiety. Whether there are specific circumstances causing you difficulty, or whether the cause is unclear, therapy can be a very helpful way of managing and alleviating these feelings. Working with you at a pace that feels right for you, therapy can help you to better understand your anxiety, specifically, it can help you to better understand your emotional and physical anxiety responses. Therapy can also help you to identify and implement strategies to overcome anxiety and find relief. Where anxiety relates to a situation that cannot be changed, for example, a bereavement, the therapy can help you to work on your outlook, assisting you to work on accepting things that can’t be changed.
I offer non-judgemental support for clients bringing a broad variety of personal and professional cultural issues. This can include issues around diversity and inclusion, internal culture clashes, and spiritual issues.
Whether you're experiencing low mood or depression, therapy can help to process difficult feelings and potentially find relief.
If you are struggling with feelings of stress, however large or small, I aim to offer you a safe space to gain an increased understanding of what your triggers and stressors are, and how they are impacting you, and enabling you to identify ways to manage and reduce stress in a way that is tailored to you.
Given the dramatic increases in mental health problems in the work place and in remote work due to the pandemic, therapy can help clients whether leaders of a member of the company workforce, to improve mental health, build and maintain greater support networks and develop skills and self-care strategies to better understand and improve personal wellbeing in their place of work.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Existential Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Online Counselling
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Relationships
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Counselling

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

UKCP College

  • Constructivist and Existential College (CEC)
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