Aleksandra Litovski Counselling Psychologist BSc MSc PGDip CPsychol
Feel Good Balham
7 Hildreth Street Mews
020 8673 2163
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and I offer a range of therapeutic approaches in my private practice. I trained in Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Integrative Therapy, and I have specialist knowledge and experience in mood and anxiety disorders, perinatal mental health, bereavement and loss, and childhood sexual abuse.
I have over ten years of work experience within the mental health services, including the NHS and specialized services. You can expect to speak to me in a safe and confidential environment.
My approach is integrative, and based on your needs, I am likely to use one of the following treatments:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a collaborative treatment approach for anxiety disorders and depression with a focus on the ‘here and now'. The goal is to alleviate symptoms through a behaviour change and an adjustment in thinking tendencies, while looking at the links between thinking, feeling, behaving and physiology in a specific context.
Schema Focused Cognitive Therapy is an integrative model that can be useful for those with a history of impoverished or abusive childhood experiences which resulted in a development of persistent and undesirable patterns of behaviour, thinking and feeling, negatively affecting their wellbeing and interpersonal relationships in the present time.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for Depression might be the right treatment for you if you are moderately to severely depressed and you are currently coping with bereavement, a role transition (e.g. parenthood, illness, retirement, relocation, marriage or divorce), a conflict with a significant person in your life (partner, family member, friend, work colleague), or if you have recurrent depressive episodes and you experience interpersonal difficulties stemming from a personal sensitivity or vulnerability.
Perinatal psychotherapy includes specialist assessment and treatment of issues related to IVF, pregnancy difficulties, dealing with miscarriage/stillbirth/pregnancy termination, tocophobia (fear of giving birth), traumatic birth, adaptation difficulties to parenthood and the changing relationships.
Bereavement counselling is for people who were bereaved by a sudden, unexpected or untimely death (regardless of when it happened), have witnessed a traumatic death, experienced multiple losses, face their own (or care for someone with) a terminal illness.
Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT) enables people to begin to think of themselves and others in terms on mental states - feelings, thoughts, intentions - as a way of managing distress and interpersonal difficulties. This approach is suitable for people who poorly manage emotional distress and experience high levels of dysfunction in their personal and work relationships.
Personal development and life coaching is grounded in Positive Psychology (Martin Seligman), and it builds on individual strengths to achieve a sense of wellbeing, achievement and personal satisfaction.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Counselling Psychoogy
PgDip Practice of Counselling Psychology
British Psychological Society BPS - Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Health and Care Professions Council HCPC - Practitioner Psychologist
I work part time in an NHS primary care psychological therapy service for mood and anxiety disorders. I have experience in perinatal psychology, bereavement counselling, general counselling, interpersonal psychotherapy, individual and group work with survivors of childhood abuse.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Individual therapy (face to face): £75/ session
Individual therapy (Skype/telephone): £60/ session
Supervision: qualified therapists £75/ session, trainees £60/ session
Concessions are available to trainee psychologists / psychotherapists enrolled on training courses requiring personal therapy - a reduced fee of £60 is available with a minimum commitment of 20 treatment sessions.
I am registered with the following health insurance companies:
BUPA (awaiting approval)
For availability and to book an appointment please contact Feel Good Balham on 020 8673 2163 or email via Feel Good Balham: http://www.feelgoodbalham.co.uk/therapists/aleksandra-litovski/
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays ad hoc, Wednesdays 17:30-21.30
Types of client
Supervision & training