Ocean stones | Monika Bassani Counselling, West Norwood SE27, London

Counselling in South East London

West Norwood



The beginning of therapy makes you feel nervous at first, unsure where to start from; revisiting those traumatic memories often embedded in the subconscious can prevent you from moving forward while enable you to make a connection with your inner self.


Counselling is a private outlet in which to talk of difficulties emerging from family dynamics, interpersonal trauma, loss. I can’t single-handedly change your thoughts and feelings, I can guide you towards how to do those things, but the actual doing — that’s all you. It is all about choice if the client decides to let go or modify part of themselves and they can oversee the pacing of their own growth. I as your therapist am to provide you with a safe space to explore those changes to achieve your aims. 


The focus of my work with couples is about the dynamics in your rapport, to explores attachment styles, how to accept differences and to improve the communication a predominant aspect to maintain quality in the relationship with your partner, free from gender based - role display.  Pre marital counselling enables you to navigate your expectations, to negotiate a satisfactory plan for your future, to feel confident in taking your relationship one step further. 


Relationship Conflicts

Pre Marital  Counselling


 Narcissistic Abuse




Self - Harm

Anger and Rage


Addiction Behaviours




Anger is the result of hidden feeling of shame or fear, often stemming from Trauma. Unexpressed anger plays a part in what you are experiencing, if not explored it can prevent you to re connect with yourself, and those close to you. Trauma and Abuse plunges the individual into a spiral of guilt, low self esteem, depression to name a few aspects. 


Memories of past trauma triggers somatic responses, those physical symptoms can affect your daily life leaving you to feel distressed and edgy. Counselling support your self care plan to gain self awareness. 


About Myself

My name is Monika Bassani a dedicated, experienced Integrative Counsellor. My career started in 2012, my approach includes Psychodynamic, Person Centred, Solution Focused Therapy and Emotional Focus Therapy.  


You as my client will profit from a congruent and confidential therapy service where you are acknowledged, accepted and listened to with respect and value. 

I welcome all individuals irrespective of gender, body size, creed, religion, hair colour, abilities, sexuality, and political values. 


I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society, ICO Registered. Further information can be found within the Privacy Policy. The practice is based in West Norwood SE27, South East London.

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Your first session will give you the opportunity to share what worries you, to ask questions, to identify your needs and to discover how I work. I also provide personal therapy to Trainee Counselors.


Appointments are available day time and evenings. Payment is required to be made in advance to confirm and secure your booking. Please be advised that 48 hours' notice is required for cancellations. Free Parking bay available. ​Please note due to Corona virus(Covid-19) sessions are held via Zoom platform only, until further notice. 


By using the form below, by email, or by phone you can make an appointment at your convenience.