What is Counselling and Therapy?
Counselling is a place for you to talk and figure out what’s going on for you. It’s a place where you can explore strategies to help cope with stressful situations. There is nothing too small or too big to bring to therapy. We have three counsellors working at Bellenden Therapies, so if you are unsure of which one would suit you best, why not read about their styles and then contact them.

Maria Veiga

Maria is a qualified counsellor, having graduated with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from Lambeth College in 2008. Since 2005 she has worked at the Cassel Centre in Lewisham with clients from many walks of life and from various ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.

  • She works integratively, bringing together her training in the Psychodynamic and Person Centred approaches. She has also studied Psychosynthesis privately with one of her College tutors. She is an intuitive, grounded, caring person, able to hold or challenge clients as necessary. She prefers working long-term building a strong, trusting relationship to help clients achieve deeper understanding and transformation, however she can also work effectively on a short-term basis for specific results.
  • Maria is also a gifted healer. She trained with the NFSH and has done Reiki I & II as well. As a healer she works intuitively and her services are offered in the spirit of integrity.
    She comes from a purely service orientated perspective.  Maria says ‘I am not here to change or save anyone; I am sharing my gifts with joy. I agree to treat each individual I approach with respect for their own beliefs, humility and holding the space for them to transform.’
  • Please note: I offer healing as a complementary therapy. For all health matters please also seek your Doctor’s advice and treatment.
  • You can find Maria at
    Or SMS her on 07946894771
  • Maria works at Bellenden Therapies on Thursday evenings and Saturdays 10am-2pm
  • She also runs a Spiritual Group one Wednesday a month.

Sarah Cavaliere

Being a parent can be difficult and overwhelming. You may be struggling with a toddler’s tantrums, a challenging teenager who is experimenting in risk-taking behaviour or anxious about your child’s wellbeing at home or school. As an adult, some of this difficulty can arise from our own experience of being parented and our childhood history.

Relationship difficulties with your partner may result in separation or divorce and this is another area where Sarah can support you and your family through emotional distress.

Through non-judgemental, confidential counselling sessions Sarah supports you in unpicking these issues and exploring how they impact on your ability to parent with more confidence. This will improve both your own emotional wellbeing and your relationships with those around you.

Sarah is a registered member of the BACP (MBACP 654000) and works according to the BACP Ethical Guidelines.

Sarah has seven years post-qualified experience counselling parents and children.

Her fee is £50 per session.

To arrange an initial assessment meeting, please call 07721 591 636 or email You can also contact Sarah via Bellenden Therapies, 147a Bellenden Road, SE15 4DH, 020 7732 1417,

Monika McIntosh

Monika offers child, adolescent and adult psychotherapy, counselling and parenting advice. Her style is integrative and she works with a wide range of issues which you might come across in your personal, family and work life. When you find yourself “stuck”, unsure about your life direction, unhappy about relationships or you are worried about your children, Monika can offer a confidential therapeutic support that will help you to make sense of these emotional and relational experiences.

With more than 10 years’ experience working with children and adults Monika integrates a variety of tools in her practice such as psychodynamic, humanistic, systemic and cognitive behaviour therapy. She often uses creative mediums such as arts, sandtray and play which many find beneficial to her style of therapy.

A member of UKCP and BACP. Monika completed 5 years training in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling and holds a Masters in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling.

Email Monika at or  call on 07593313197.  For more information visit her Facebook Page

  • Initial telephone consultation: free
  • Individual Adult Psychotherapy/ Counselling/ Parenting session (50 minutes): £50
  • Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy/ Counselling session (50 minutes) : £60
  • Consultations or training to professionals: as agreed
  • Availability: Monday daytime and evenings & Saturday daytime. Alternative times on other evenings may be arranged by negotiation.
  • Spaces available for reduced fee-paying clients (student or on low income).

Suzy King

Suzy is a qualified, BACP registered counsellor with 12 years’ experience. She first qualified in 2005 with an Advanced Diploma in Counselling from the University of Central Lancashire. Since then she has completed a BSc in Therapeutic Practice and also a MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy in London. Suzy is also a qualified Clinical Supervisor, supervising other counsellors. She also has additional qualifications in art therapy and play therapy.

  • Suzy works both long and short term with clients and works with both adults and children with a wide range of issues. She currently works 3 days a week as a counsellor in a school in SE London, prior to that she worked for the NSPCC for several years as a counsellor, working with both children and adults.
  • Suzy works at Bellenden Therapies on Thursday afternoons and charges £50 for 50 minute sessions.
  • Suzy is also a certified Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher, teaching in Camberwell.
  • She can be contacted on 07979 598288 or via email –

Francesca Rogers

Availability – Friday mornings.

Life today is so fast-paced that finding an hour where you can talk about yourself and really be heard has become almost impossible.

Francesca’s goal is to create a place where you feel comfortable enough to start exploring the difficult or unwanted feelings in your life, whatever your situation, and start to place value on this time that is dedicated to you.

With over 10 years experience as an Integrative Counsellor, Francesca provides a safe, confidential space, and with a warm, insightful nature, she hopes to help you feel comfortable in your environment.

Our sessions together are like a journey. We will look at finding your inner strengths so that you can begin to utilise them in everyday life through self knowledge and awareness. By engaging in counselling, we can work together to develop various tools and skills to enhance your psychological well-being.

To book a session contact Francesca on 07773 399901 or visit

Francesca Rogers MBACP has been passionate about counselling since she began training. As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, Francesca adheres to their code of ethics and framework for good practice. As required by the BACP, she is in regular supervision and follows an ongoing programme of continuing professional development. With over 10 years experience as a qualified Integrative Counsellor, she likes to work intuitively with clients and what they bring to her sessions. Through her Integrative approach she draws on a range of therapeutic techniques in her work depending on what seems most suitable for each client’s needs. She is also a Psychotherapeutic Supervisor and an AAMET Accredited EFT Practitioner.

£50 per Counselling session
£60 for Counselling Supervision
£70 for EFT