Jana Haragalova MA, HCPC, MBACP
49 Effra Road
I offer individual long and short term psychotherapy and counselling in South London- Brixton.
I practice Integrative Psychotherapy. This is a multi-model approach, combining various schools of thought and therapy practice.
I believe there is no 'one-size-fits-all' and by having a range of perspectives to draw on I am better equipped to work with the specific needs of each individual person.
I always aim to create a supportive, confidential and non judgmental environment where you feel listened to and able to bring whatever you wish to work on. I want to provide welcoming, warm working atmosphere for you to pursue positive changes in your life.
I believe people enter therapy because they want change.
I believe therapy can empower them to make that change happen.
It is our work together that shall lead you to better understanding of yourself and your world, a better connection with your life so you can shape it the way you want.
Therapy helps when it is difficult to see anything ahead of you.
It is an adventure, a journey of discovery. Let's give it a go...
I have found through my experience as a psychotherapist most resonance with the relational, client centred approach to psychotherapy where forming a trusting and supportive relationship between the therapist and the client is the key for the therapeutic process to take place.
I strongly believe in clients’ ownership of the therapy. The client has the answers for her/his questions and problems and I provide a creative environment and a guidance to the place where he/she can discover them more easily.
I resonate with the Gestalt psychotherapy approach emphasizing the continuous creative process in therapy and the importance of contact and dialogue. My approach is also informed by the Attachment theory and the understanding of the importance of our early family relationships.
I offer an opportunity for the client to reflect creatively on her/his issues. I believe creativity and the arts can provide a new perspective on old problems and patterns, they can help to express feelings deeply buried, forgotten or not easily understood and can introduce flow to the areas where the client feels stuck.
I often invite clients to use different art media in the session – draw/paint, sandtray figures, clay, movement, sound. No previous experience with the arts necessary. This is always an open invitation not a requirement. I am committed to finding ways how to work the best with each client-with or without the use of the arts.
You can find out more about me and my approach to therapy here: www.livingwelltherapypractice.com
Get in touch by email or phone. Please leave a voicemail message if there is no reply. I will call you back when it is convenient for you.
The initial 20 min phone or Skype consultation is free. It is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have without any obligations.
I would be happy to hear from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy - Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE), London Metropolitan University
Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts (IATE)
Counselling Skills Certificate (IATE)
CATT Level 2 practitioner (Certificate LUNA)
I have experience of working with clients with diverse issues in a variety of settings including NHS mental health services (acute mental health setting), community counselling services and a specialist service for trauma survivors.
Some examples of what I can help with are below.
I am a registered BACP member and a registered Art Therapist/Psychotherapist (HCPC)
I continue my professional development with an ongoing CPD programme and a regular supervision.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£60 - £80 per individual 50 minutes session depending on circumstances.
Evening, early morning and day time slots available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||English, Czech|
evening, early morning or day time available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|