Beth Bolitho Psychodynamic Psychotherapist London E8Beth Bolitho:

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist (BACP)

Hi, my name is Beth Bolitho, and I am a qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, and parents at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston, Hackney, London E8.

My training was undertaken at Birkbeck, University of London. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics. I am currently working towards accreditation with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).

I have several years of experience providing therapeutic support to children and adolescents both face-to-face and online. I am currently working with the Brent Centre for Young People as a therapist in their school outreach program, while also teaching at the Foundation for Counselling and Psychotherapy Training at Birkbeck, University of London.

I support children experiencing complex emotional needs, such as domestic violence, abuse, bereavement, parental separation and divorce, depression, autism spectrum disorder, and ADHD. By enabling a young person to feel safe, I help them to untangle their worries and gain an understanding of their feelings so that they can better manage both internal and external stressors.

I also provide specific support to parents and caregivers who may be struggling with their relationship with their child or children, whether they are five or fifteen. Understanding how the members of a family have an impact on each other and what we can do to make subtle changes in the way with think about ourselves and our children can be immensely empowering.

I utilise the psychodynamic approach in my therapy sessions, which means I try to help young people and their families understand how their present feelings and behaviors are shaped by the complex interplay of our past experiences and relationships as well as the unconscious mind. I sometimes like to think about our mind like a theatre show. The audience only sees the actors on stage telling one story but behind the scenes, there is another world with its own stories running in parallel to and influencing the narrative on the stage. It is my role as a therapist to help the audience understand some of what is going on behind the scenes, particularly when the actors on stage are struggling.

Young people can find engaging in therapy a daunting process. I strive to create a safe and thoughtful space for all ages. For younger children, I provide play-based therapy, as they often find it easier to communicate their worries by drawing or playing games. These sessions are held face-to-face to facilitate communication and trust. Older children and teenagers who struggle with articulation might also be encouraged to use similar tools, and I let each young person take the lead in how they want to use the space. If this means tossing a ball around the room, then so be it. I am also able to provide sessions online for older young people and parents, which can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

I am currently seeing clients face-to-face and online. If you would like to book an appointment or ask me any questions please contact me below.


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Beth Bolitho – Working Hours

Monday N/A Thursday 16:00 – 20:00
Tuesday N/A Friday 16:00 – 20:00
Wednesday N/A Sat-Sun N/A

Contact Details

Beth Bolitho, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, can be reached using the following:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07748 775027

Clients Beth Bolitho Works With

Client Issues Beth Deals With

Therapy Modalities Beth uses With Clients

Training and Qualifications

– MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents, Birkbeck, University of London.

Previous Therapeutic Experience

– 5+ years working as a child and adolescent therapist in schools across London.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.


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