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Eleanor Bigden

London, London - Counselling
Joined September 2015
Updated June 28th 2017
 
50 Westminster Bridge Road
London
London, SE1 7QY
United Kingdom
07507 376 875 Website Email
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    About Eleanor Bigden

     
    Hello, I'm Eleanor - I love the work I do! I'm an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, with 20 years' specialist experience, as well as down to earth expertise from my own journey out of anxiety and depression, into freedom and insight.

    My teamwork style is practical, encouraging, with a focus on EMPOWERING YOU to live with greater authenticity, wisdom and wellbeing. I greatly enjoy assisting people to develop an effective toolkit to build confidence, resilience and resourcefulness amidst any kind of difficulty or challenge.

    My aim is to help you take SUCCESSFUL ACTION to move from struggle to strength, in all the areas of your life that you care about.

    You're welcome to take advantage of a free 30 minute telephone consultation. It's an opportunity to ask any questions about my approach, and talk through options likely to help you most, without any pressure. Integrity is core to the way I work, so I will give you clear information to help you make a choice that's genuinely right for you.

    If you decide to work with me, I will tailor the most relevant tools, techniques and strategies to your specific needs and help you:
    - Constructively and creatively respond to obstacles that have been holding you back
    - Build greater confidence, motivation, skilfulness and insight in the face of challenges
    - Positively enhance the way you relate to yourself, other people and life in general

    I'm fascinated in learning from a broad base of research into what makes therapy, coaching mindfulness and authentic teamwork effective, especially in terms of a scientific understanding of natural mind-body processes and interpersonal neurobiology. This means that I can work with you in a way that's very realistic: it will be grounded in a thorough understanding of how to work constructively with the natural patterning of human emotions, thinking, drives and habits.

    I now have almost 3 decades of helping others, as I started on a wonderfully rich journey of extensive voluntary work alongside therapists since the age of 13(!). I trained to become a therapist myself in 1995, because of the huge changes I could see in my own journey into more and more freedom as a consequence of therapy, coaching and meditation. I am passionate about walking my talk and paying the gift of healing forwards.

    I'm enthusiastic about helping people find deeper meaning, purpose and celebrate what it means to be alive, whilst handling the complexity, uncertainty and instability that life inevitably brings to us all.

    My 15 years of mindfulness practice means you will have my full presence, attentiveness and empathy throughout your sessions. My hope is that you will feel safe enough to share with me whatever may help you move forwards in a positive way.

    I have afternoon and evening appointments available on:

    Mondays - 50 Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo, SE1 7QY - stations close by are Waterloo, Elephant and Castle and Lambeth North

    Tuesdays - 60 Grays Inn Rad, Kings Cross, WC1X 8AQ - stations close by are Chancery Lane, Holborn and Farringdon

    Wednesdays - phone sessions

    Thursdays - phone, Skype and FaceTime sessions

    Fridays - phone sessions

    Check out my website if you'd like to know more!
     

    Qualifications

     
    Post Graduate (Masters Level) Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, with Distinction (2005)
    Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching Adults in Lifelong Learning (2009)
    Diploma in Belief Therapy for Addictions and Board Certification to Practice (2007)
    Bsc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy (1998)

    Certificate of Extended Training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2002)

    I rigorously participate in professional training, research and personal development on a continuous basis to broaden, update and deepen my specialist areas.

    I have advanced training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focussed Therapy (2009-2016) which are the approaches that my clients say are especially helpful to them across all life areas and issues. I can also draw on 15 years of mindfulness training and practice to help you enhance your attention, engagement and presence in life, work and relationships.

    Have a look at my website www.eleanorbigden.com if you'd like to read about my client's experience of working with me, as they're the best qualified to know what it's like to work as a team with me!
     
    Member Organisations
     
    British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Association of Contextual and Behavioural Sciences (ACBS) Society for Education and Training (SET)
     
    Specialisations
     
    Addiction, Anxiety disorders, Dealing With Fears, Depression, Eating disorders, Fatigue, IBS, Panic Attacks, Sleeping Disorders, Stress
     
    Location