Ioana Preda, CTA-P
I have over 8 years of experience working as a psychotherapist, including the NHS and the private sector. I have specific experience of working with clients who have experienced early emotional trauma, and physical and sexual abuse.
My clients come from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and I work affirmatively with people of various racial, sexual and gender identities. I have particular interest in how culture and individual family history shape our mind and influence our perception of what it is possible for us, and our subsequent life-choices.
I can help clients work through a wide range of issues, including:
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Traumatic or difficult relationships
- Painful feelings of shame and guilt
- Emotional, physical and sexual abuse
- Relational, family and work related conflicts
- Confusion related to personal or professional identities
- Issues around gender, sexual orientation and sexual identity
- Difficulties in taking decisions and making changes
- Low self-confidence and low motivation
- Personality disorders
I am an active member of the Transactional Analysis community, a member of UKATA Ethics and Professional Practice Committee and founding member of the Diversity and Social Responsibility Committee.
About my approach
I believe the psychotherapeutic relationship is a safe and creative space that enables you to explore yourself and your relationships with other people, and various other aspects of your life. Psychotherapy helps you to better understand your past experiences, but it doesn't always have to be focused on your past. It often explores how you feel, here-and-now, and the ways you can bring more vitality, creativity and happiness into your present and future life.
As a general idea, one of the aims of therapy is to help you feel more authentic and comfortable with yourself. This is done by slowly finding ways to feel, think, express and do what you have learnt to avoid feeling, thinking, expressing and doing, so you can have access to more of yourself.
You will be able to recognise your strengths as well as the lost or shattered pieces of yourself, and gather them into coherent stories about who you are in the word and where you want to take yourself further.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certified Transactional Analyst in Psychotherapy
- FreD Trainer
- Brainspotting therapist
- BSc Psychology
Training and Experience
Between 2006 and 2013 I trained as a Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist and qualified in 2013 with the European Association for Transactional Analysis (http://www.eatanews.org/).
You can find more details about my professional background by visiting my LinkedIn profile: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/predaioana
- UKCP – The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy – Reg. Full Clinical Psychotherapist
- BACP – British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy – Registered MBACP
- HIPS – Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College – Full Clinical Psychotherapist
- UKATA – United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis
- IARTA – International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis
- EATA – European Association for Transactional Analysis
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Individual sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £50.
At the initial session I usually focus on understanding the client’s distress as well as talking about the practicalities of therapy. Usually one session is enough to decide whether we would like to continue working together.
My practice is on City Road, 5-minute walk from Angel tube station and 12-minute walk from King’s Cross St. Pancras – exit at Pentonville Road.
There is no car park available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evening and Saturday morning sessions available.
Types of client