Lila Despotovic MBACP

Lila Despotovic MBACP

19 High Street Kensington
London
W8 5NP

49 Queen Victoria Street
London
EC4N 4SA

07774 110335

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19 High Street Kensington
London
W8 5NP

49 Queen Victoria Street
London
EC4N 4SA

07774 110335

About me

I am a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor practising in central and south-east London. I am a Registered Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (the accredited register).

I use Integrative approach, which incorporates my psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural therapy training, as well as mindfulness approaches and creative techniques, which can be tailored to a particular client and their presenting issues and needs. My aim is to help my clients make sense of their emotional and behavioural difficulties and find ways of overcoming them or managing them better and ultimately, to empower the clients to make the changes that they want, in order to live more fulfilling and meaningful lives.

I am also a qualified Therapeutic practitioner for Eating Disorders and Obesity, trained with the National Centre for Eating Disorders and this field of therapeutic work is one of my particular interests and specialities. Whether you have been struggling with overeating, purging, restricting, poor body image or weight management, and whether your difficulties are mild or a fully developed Eating disorder that has overtaken your life, I can help you on your way to recovery and a healthier relationship with your body and food.

Although therapeutic technique is important, I believe that equally important for the progress in therapy is the quality of therapeutic relationship between a client and a counsellor. This is something upon which I place great emphasis and in my practice you can expect to be treated with respect and empathy in a safe, supportive and confidential setting.

The length of therapy would depend on you and the complexity of the presenting issues that you bring and this would become clearer after the first couple of sessions. It can range from short-term, goal specific work (8-12 sessions) to long-term and open-ended therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications and Training include:

  • CPCAB Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills and Theory
  • BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) Certificate of Proficiency
  • NCFED (National Centre for Eating Disorders) Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders Diploma
  • NCFED Practitioner Skills for the Management of Obesity

I have got extensive counselling experience within the NHS, private and voluntary sector with a wide range of clients and presenting issues - they include work with the elderly and young people, people living with HIV and those affected by addictions,  loss and bereavement, clients with relationship problems, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body-image issues and low self-esteem , among others.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Disordered eating and Emotional eating, Counselling support for weight loss and weight management, Body image issues, Low self esteem and self-worth, Identity issues, Life transitions, Loneliness.

Fees

During the initial contact via phone or email I will arrange an initial appointment for you as soon as possible. This is an opportunity for us to meet and for you to get the sense of how I work so that we could decide whether further sessions would be beneficial to you.

For the initial 50 minute session I charge £50, while the fee for further sessions ranges from £55 to £60, depending on location. Please see my website or email me for further details.

For cancellations a 48 hour notice is required, otherwise a full fee would be charged.

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Maps & Directions

London, W8 5NP
London, EC4N 4SA

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I practice at several locations in Central London (including Bank and High St Kensington) and in SE London. Please email or call for information about up-to-date availability.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
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