Training

Cressida Stevens

Cressida Stevens

Cressida has over 16 years of experience as a counsellor. She trained in Psychodynamic Counselling at Birkbeck College, University of London, and has further qualifications in CBT, Mentalisation Based Therapy and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy. She is an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).

Her work has focused on helping people from all walks of life, having worked in GP surgeries, community centres, universities and charities.

Approach

Whether you are looking for support with feelings of anxiety or depression, or you are experiencing a particularly difficult moment in your life, counselling can provide space for you to express difficult emotions and talk about your experiences in a safe environment.

Cressida places particular focus on how past experiences may continue to affect the ways that we think and behave, and helps clients to consider how this could have an impact on their well-being. Through a process of open discussion, Cressida aims to identify current patterns of behaviour or thoughts that may be linked to earlier experiences and attachments. This can help clients to consider how these factors might influence their daily life and relationships.

Cressida works with clients to help address these challenges within a psychodynamic framework. With her wide ranging experience, Cressida is able to ensure that every session is focused to support the specific needs of each person. The aim is not only to feel supported in resolving difficulties, but also to gain a better understanding of self that can maintain future well-being.

Cressida places great importance on establishing a safe and non-judgemental counselling relationship, allowing clients to talk freely and openly about their feelings and difficulties.

Cressida is able to offer focused, short-term counselling, or in-depth, long-term therapy. She works with adults of all ages, cultural backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations.

Other information

Cressida has BACP accreditation.

Cressida's articles in expertise and resources

Available for appointments

Thursday afternoons and Friday evenings at Palmeira Square