Jana Krecanova

Jana Krecanova


West Hampstead


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West Hampstead


About me

I am an experienced therapist. I believe in people's capacity to develop and overcome life's challenges. I will help you recognise your ability to move forward and make choices that are empowering for you. I will listen to you without judgement and try to understand you. At times, I will give you information to help you towards your goals.

As an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist I bring knowledge form different traditions together to develop my own personal style. I draw on insights and concepts of various approaches, particularly the person-centred (humanistic), existential and cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT).

I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am committed to treating all enquiries and content of sessions in the strictest confidence. I base my work on values of respect, trust, tolerance, fairness, freedom of choice and honesty.

Benefits of Therapy

Some of the therapeutic benefits my previous clients have reported include:

  • increased self-acceptance
  • increased self-confidence
  • more authority
  • better understanding of themselves and others
  • seeing things from a different perspective
  • breaking free from old unhelpful patterns
  • decreasing / ending addictive behaviours
  • increased joy and optimism
  • improved personal relationships
  • courage to make decisions and take actions that lead to a more fulfilling and satisfying life.
  • I provide one-to-one counselling/psychotherapy on a short-term or long-term basis, depending on your needs.

Therapy sessions last 50 minutes and are regular weekly appointments. I can see clients in London W1, NW6 (West Hampstead) and SW8 (Vauxhall/Oval).

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (BACP accredited)
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (NCFE accredited)

I have also attended several lectures and workshops exploring various topics e.g. CBT for anxiety and depression; working with emotional hurt, anger, jealousy, procrastination; Focusing, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

I have five and a half years’ experience of working at the Centre for Better Health in Hackney. I have worked with a variety of mental health difficulties including depression, bipolar disorder, panic attacks and anxiety disorders. Some of my clients have not experienced any serious mental health disturbances but required support in facing various life challenges e.g. difficulties with personal relationships, dealing with abusive relationships, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, anger, stress and a lack of direction and purpose in life.

Member organisations



£30 for initial consultation

£60 for any subsequent counselling/psychotherapy session

A limited number of reduced fees available depending on your situation and availability (starting from £40).

I offer one free session if a block of six sessions at the rate of £60 is booked and paid for in advance (total £300 for six sessions).

Maps & Directions

Vauxhall/Oval, SW8
West Hampstead, NW6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None
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