Monica Zenonos UKCP ,reg MBACP
I am a psychotherapist and counsellor with experience of a wide variety of issues and people including relationship problems, childhood issues, anxiety, depression. I also work with sexual, physical and emotional abuse , trauma related issues, family and work problems, body image,anger, loss, health,caring responsibilities, cultural conflict and stress.
I have several years of experience with all sorts of issues and specific expertise in dealing with trauma.
Therapy is a place which can guide you in experiencing life more fully and gives you some breathing space. It is a place to reflect and allow yourself the opportunity to really talk about what matters to you , be understood and supported and encouraged to grow and find a way of living that provides you with a sense of meaning, purpose and fulfillment. It can help to clear the fog and shift feelings of being stuck and feeling too hopeless to change anything. It can help you feel alive again and improve your self confidence.
Understanding the times in your life which set up the patterns and difficulties you are experiencing now gives you more choice and can can open up new ways of being. This can then support relationships you have which you want to keep or support you to make changes. It can help you find ways to relate more easily and freely with people around you. It can also provide the support you need when going through a stage of transition in your life; whether it's connected to work,love, family, friendship, loss or health issues. It improves self -esteem and self-worth.
I provide both long term and short term counselling and psychotherapy and work in a relational way which aims to support and gently challenge existing patterns in order to improve self-awareness and foster greater freedom and choice.
I also practice EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) which is particularly useful for dealing with traumatic events and flashbacks etc
I offer special rates for counselling/psychotherapy students and offer supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
Before becoming a therapist I began my career working within the Further Education system. I then worked for the NHS supporting, advocating and mediating for patients, their families and their carers for a further 10 years. My focus has always been on giving people a voice and working with diversity with curiosity and understanding.
I have completed a post graduate diploma in counselling and an MA in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy and work in an integrative way.I am accredited by UKCP and a member of BACP.
I also have an interest in Prosopagnosia (Face blindness) and other neurological impairments and how that can impact peoples lives .
I provide supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists. I believe in providing a safe and supportive space for therapists to explore and develop their practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
General anxiety, depression , despair, loneliness, relationships,fear, prospagnosia face-blindness, carers, health conditions, repetitive thoughts, panic attacks, self-harm, cultural issues, loss and bereavement, abuse, confusion,family issues, childhood traumas, redundancy ,divorce, anger management, body-image issues and lack of purpose and meaninglessness, OCD, attachment issues
Fees are negotiated on an individual basis
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
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Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|