Natalija Stevens Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
My initial training was in an integrative and relational way of counselling. This means that I use different theoretical traditions to create a tailored approach to suit the individual. My goal is to facilitate the process of self exploration and self understanding. This might involve talking about the past, the present and what is happening in our relationship.
The work I do with clients can be short term or long term, depending on what we decide together.
I also offer counselling in an outdoor setting for those who feel that the natural environment is more suitable to their needs. Clients do not need to be super fit as this can be anything from a gentle walk to focusing on a particular part of Nature. All usual consideration around boundaries, confidentiality and ethics still stand as for any indoor counselling.
Prior to my work with clients, I have worked in a variety of roles for more than 20 years in corporate settings (public and private) and higher education. This enables me to understand the different levels of stress and alienation involved in the business environment.
The natural environment and being outdoors have been an important part of my life and hence one of my main interests is the outdoor therapy/counselling approach.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Integrative Therapy, Middlesex University, MATRIX College.
PgC Focusing Psychotherapy, University of East Anglia.
MA in Counselling, University of East Anglia.
PgC Buddhist Psychology and Meditation. University of South Wales
Taking Therapy Outdoors. Centre for Natural Reflection.
On-line Therapy. On-line Therapy Institute.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
On-line therapy (email via Hushmail)
Attachment issues for adults
Concessions available for students and people on low income.
Apart from my interest in an outdoor therapy and related fields, I am very interested in migration and culture related issues, for example:
adjustments, identity, cultural identity, what feels as home and where the home is, homesickness, new and old friendships and relationships, etc.
Please note that my contract includes the following:
Due to the nature of the therapeutic process and the fact that it often involves making a full disclosure with regard to many matters which may be of a confidential nature, it is agreed that should there be legal proceedings (such as, but not limited to divorce and custody disputes, injuries, lawsuits, etc.), neither you (client) nor your lawyer, nor anyone else acting on your behalf will call on me to testify in court or at any other proceeding, nor will a disclosure of the counselling records be requested.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian|
Indoor appointments are available: late afternoons/ evenings. Outdoor appointments available, day time only, on Thursdays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|