Tina Radziszewicz MA, BSc (Hons), MBACP, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
Feel Good Balham
7 Hildreth Street Mews
23 Magdalen Street
City Of London
Welcome to my profile. For your convenience, I also offer sessions via Skype.
Have you suffered a bereavement or other type of loss, such as your relationship coming to an end? With over 20 years' experience as a therapist, I've helped hundreds of clients with a wide range of problems. An expert on bereavement and loss, I now work exclusively in this area. I am passionately committed to providing effective, confidential counselling to people like you who are struggling with the grief process.
Maybe you have experienced:
The death of a loved one
Separation or divorce, including difficulties stemming from affairs or betrayals
A relationship break-up
Children leaving home (empty nest)
The loss of a pet
Redundancy or a job ending
Discovering that a loved one has a debilitating or terminal illness
Difficulties around trying to become pregnant, or IVF cycles
The loss of a dream, for example of becoming a parent
A secret loss, for example a relationship that was hidden from others
The losses that come through moving house or even country
Loss of good health or mobility
A financial crisis
- Low mood, reduced self-esteem or depression linked to any of the above.
Whether your loss is recent or happened years ago, I can be your companion on your journey towards healing and wholeness.
Grieving a loss, whether that's because the person has died, an important relationship has ended, or there has been a loss of another kind, initially involves exploring your feelings around what you have lost. Sadness, anger and other strong emotions will emerge and I offer a safe place to release them. Simply talking about how you feel is a vital part of the process of grieving.
Contrary to what you may have heard, there is no set time to come through a period of mourning. Depending on how close you were to the person and the nature of your relationship, grieving can take anywhere from six months to a year or longer before you start to feel more like your old self.
However, you may find yourself feeling stuck, cycling through the same emotions repeatedly, and not know how to move through them. That's where bereavement counselling can help.
Loss is highly stressful, painful, and tough to adjust to. Your loss could be due to a death, or because a relationship has ended. Maybe a relationship has changed dramatically, for example your children leaving home, or someone close to you being diagnosed with a debilitating or terminal illness. You may have suffered redundancy, left loved ones in another part of the country or even the world, or lost your own good health, independence - or youth.
You may be having strong reaction to a loss others consider minor - your cat vanishing, for example. Or maybe your behaviour is the opposite of what those around you expect and they don't understand your distress, such as when you get out of a difficult relationship and are in pieces, while friends think you should be rejoicing.
Everyone has their own unique response to a situation. Whatever you feel, however big or small your reaction, is OK. That's YOUR personal response.
What type of counselling do you practise?
Down-to-earth and professional in my approach, I trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist, which means I have a range of therapeutic skills at my disposal, so counselling is tailored to your individual needs. Although clients are not forced to go back over their lives, talking about what’s happening now often leads quite naturally to the linking together of previous events, throwing light on current problems and leading to useful and sometimes dramatic insights.
If appropriate, I use elements of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) an effective, well-researched model based on the notion that our thoughts, ideas and beliefs influence how we feel. Your needs as the client are always at the heart of our work together.
What's the first step if I might want to work with you?
It's my policy to speak with clients on the phone before meeting, so either give me a call, or send me an email outlining what you're seeking help with and we can arrange a phone call. This is a FREE discovery call of up to 15 minutes and it's an opportunity to see if we 'click' as people who may be able to work together, as well as a time for us to consider whether my areas of expertise are suited to your particular problem. If it feels right, we can then arrange an initial meeting, but you are under no obligation to do so.
To find out more about how it could work with me as your counsellor, please visit my website using the link above.
My Balham premises are minutes from the tube and rail stations and easily accessible from Morden, Collier's Wood, Tooting, Clapham, Wimbledon and Streatham. My office at London Bridge is also very close to the underground and overground stations and is simple to reach from Borough, Southwark, East London and the surrounding areas.
I am registered as a psychotherapist with Health Insurance Providers Bupa, PruHealth, WPA and Aviva Health.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Psychotherapy & Counselling (1999)
UKCP Registered (2000)
Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling (1994)
Post-Qualifying Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Skills (2009)
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Level 1 Certificate (2012)
BSc (Hons) in Psychology (1985)
Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)
I began my counselling career in 1994 when I trained as a Bereavement Counsellor with Wandsworth Bereavement Service. Since then I have held posts as an NHS psychotherapist, a CBT therapist at Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF), and a university counsellor. I now work exclusively in private practice.
I am also a writer and journalist who has worked on over 25 national publications. I was advice columnist for best-selling teenage girls' magazine 'Bliss' for 12 years, and I am author of 'Ready or Not?', a handbook for teenage girls. I am currently writing a book on bereavement.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
* Mothers who have lost their own mums
* Your Second Adulthood: finding your way forward in mid-life
* Issues around ageing
I charge £60 per session.
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- Skype Counselling: see your therapist from the comfort of your own home
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