Erika Mala

Erika Mala

London
SE26

077764 28929

About me

As a psychotherapist and counsellor, I work with adults, children and couples from a wide variety of backgrounds experiencing range of issues.

My approach is integrative. This means that I draw on several approaches used in the psychotherapeutic field (both humanistic and psychodynamic), which enables me to tailor therapeutic work around clients' individual needs.

I believe that at the heart of all therapeutic work is the relationship between the client and the therapist. I offer a calm, safe and confidential space, where clients can explore their feelings and experiences within a supportive professional relationship. My way of working is down to earth with warm, open and accepting attitude.

In addition, I offer my clients a choice to use creative techniques in therapy. These include: use of art (drawing, painting), postcards, clay, drama, puppetry, poetry, music, body and dance/movement. Based on my experience I have found the arts helpful when working with both children and adults experiencing feelings difficult to articulate or find the right words for.

Alongside my private practice, I have worked  for a charitable organisation as a psychotherapist and counsellor for adults and children for several years. I have led and delivered a counselling service in one of the London's boroughs working with adults, children, couples and families. I have also worked as a Counsellor and Art Therapist in primary and secondary schools as well as in further education (both private and state schools) and as a Psychotherapist in the NHS Foundation Trust.

I am an accredited member of the The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a registered member of The British Associations for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have regular supervision with a UKCP, HCPC accredited and registered child and adult supervisors.

I am DBS checked and have up to date Safeguarding qualification (Adults/ Children).

Training, qualifications & experience

MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (Adults)
PG Dip. Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
PG Dip Child Counselling
Cert. Couples Work
Cert. Systemic practice (families, couples)
Cert. CBT Skills
Dipl. Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts
Cert. Counselling Skills
Cert. Child Accelerated Trauma Treatment (CATT) Level 2
Cert. TheraPlay, Level 1
Cert. Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Level 1
BA

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP
HCPC
UKCP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Individuals (adults, children, young people) £55-60 per 50min
Couples £60-£75-£90 per 60-75-90min

Maps & Directions

London, SE26

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Czech

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
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