Irena Adelman MBACP (Accred)
A warm, insightful and experienced therapist I provide a non-judgemental, safe and supportive place for you to talk and be heard. I help clients with a wide range of issues including anxiety, stress, low self-confidence, depression, addiction, family issues, bereavement, relationships and sexuality.
Sometimes life can feel challenging, complicated and overwhelming and you may feel unsure how to cope. Our sessions will give you space to explore what you can do to get through these times. I'll support you to reflect on your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and talk about the issues that are preventing you from living the life you want.
Sessions will help you to disentangle yourself from things that are not serving you well. We'll clarify what you would like to develop and grow in your life and discuss strategies that will support you to make and maintain changes you would like.
We explore your inner dialogues and thinking patterns. Reflecting on the ways you think will help you to understand yourself more fully and new ways of being, thinking and doing will open up enabling you to manage your life and your mind better. We can also think about your life experiences and how they may be effecting you now. I will support you to heal past pain so you can live your present life as fully and steadily as possible.
I see counselling as a creative and collaborative process. Together we'll work through what's going on for you and support you to gain new insights, increase your self-awarenesses and develop strategies that improve your well-being.
I offer short and longer term counselling and psychotherapy. Please visit my website for more information about how I work and feel free to contact me by phone or email for an initial conversation. I aim to return all calls and emails within 48 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
Spectrum Centre for Humanistic Psychotherapy, London:
Psychotherapy Clinical skills 2011, Reparenting Intensive Course 2008, Sexuality Programme 2004,
Post Graduate in Psychotherapy 2003, Post Graduate Psychotherapy program 2004 - 2007
One Year course in Psychotherapy 2001, Foundation Counseling Skills 2000
Professional Development Coach with The Hanover Foundations 2005-2008
Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching 1995, Institute of Education London
BA (hons) Social Anthropology 1990, University of Sussex
Reiki Master Training 2014, London
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals £60 per hour
Some concessionary rate sessions are available for students and those on reduced incomes during the day
for £35 - £45
I follow the Ethical Framework for Good Practice of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Our work together is confidential.
I offer short and long term work.
I am located near Old street, Angel and Highbury and Islington stations in the Shoreditch/Hoxton area.
Local bus routes - 73, 55, 19, 38, 4, 271, 205, 214
Barclays bike - Eagle Wharf Road
Parking permits provided if you come by car
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytimes and evenings Monday - Thursday
Types of client