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 six 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 McIntosh offers 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 with people around you or worried about your children, Monika can offer a confidential therapeutic support that will help you to make sense of your 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 (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and AFT (Association of Family Therapists), Monika has completed 5 years training in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling and will complete her Masters in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling this Winter.
She currently only accepts adult clients for therapy and parenting consultations.

  • Initial telephone consultation: Free
  • First session (with no commitment to continue further counselling/psychotherapy): £30
  • 50 minutes counselling/psychotherapy/parenting consultation session: £50
  • Spaces available for reduced fee paying clients (student or on low income).
  • Email Monika at or  call on 07854010056.  For more information visit her Facebook Page

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 –