Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Hello and welcome. My name is Dolma Beresford and I offer psychotherapy and counselling in North London.
I hold certificates in counselling, psychotherapeutic counselling, Trauma-Informed Stabilisation Treatment (TIST) and have a master’s degree in psychosynthesis psychology.
I am both UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) registered and accredited, fully insured and my work is governed by their code of ethics and standards of practice.
If you're searching for a therapist then it's likely you are experiencing some kind of distress, discomfort or dissatisfaction. This could be for many different reasons, i.e. relationships, family matters, bereavement, loss, ill health, work worries. Equally, you may have no idea of a cause but just a feeling of emptiness or lack of purpose. Counselling and psychotherapy is not only helpful for big traumatic life events. It can also help for times when you are at a crossroads or are feeling “stuck”.
Everyone goes through challenging situations, and while you may have successfully navigated other difficult periods in your life, sometimes you need a little extra support. Through counselling and psychotherapy, you are given a safe and confidential place to talk over your difficulties with someone who is trained to help you and committed to supporting you.
Please feel free to contact me and we can have an initial conversation about whether counselling or psychotherapy may be appropriate for you. This initial conversation can be face to face or via email or telephone. Whatever makes you feel most comfortable and makes that initial step feel less daunting.
Whatever you bring, a gentle exploration of the issues usually reveals a deeper picture that helps you to make sense of what is happening.
I look forward to hearing from you.
“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing the dawn will come.
You wait and watch and work: You don't give up.”
- Anne Lamott
Areas that therapy can help
Low self esteem
Bereavement, loss and separation
Trauma and crisis
Search for meaning and direction
Desire for greater creative expression
On-going sadness or depression
Ways to manage stress and anxiety
Working with Dolma has gifted me with a safe, harbouring and nurturing environment to gently explore the dark parts of my life in order to live better and fuller in the present. Our sessions have helped me detangle my mind and make sense of all the pieces I am.
- Jane K
Every day I am thankful to have found Dolma - a truly thoughtful, empathetic and patient person. She's shaped my understanding of the relationship between brain, body, history, and actions, and in her safe and welcoming space I've been able to rebuild myself with compassion.
- Lilly D
Dolma has provided a non-judgemental and compassionate space where I have been able to explore some sensitive issues. Her integrity, openness and encouragement have enabled me to make the changes that have supported my growth.