S. Roula Barlika, InnerSight Counselling, (Practitioner in Eating Disorders)
Unit 2 Beasley's Yard
126 High Street
Seeking counselling is a courageous step so welcome to my profile.
Life is fast pacing, keeps changing, we all go through times where we struggle to cope with events, situations, people, losses, feelings, thoughts, and our own self sometimes. If you struggle to cope with any of these, you might have tried talking to people around you, but you might feel that they do not understand what it feels like to be you or you might get the sense that they do not really listen or they do not know how to respond. You might feel that you do not have anyone to talk to or you might not want to burden others with your own problems.
You might feel at loss as to how you can deal with your distress and problems or you might have already decided the way forward, but you feel stuck, unable to implement the changes you wish to make. Strong feelings such as fear, worry, anxiety, sadness might hold you back from living your life to the extent that you wish you could live it. InnerSight Counselling can offer you a listening ear where you can talk about anything that troubles you without worrying about being judged or misunderstood, where everything, small or big, matters. In the therapeutic alliance that we could form you matter and the therapy would mould to your needs, your personality and your life.
My approach to client work is that every client is individual, with their own unique experiences and their own unique way of coping with difficulties. I have developed a diverse, multi-cultural and multi-faith practice and being an Integrative practitioner allows me to use a number of therapeutic approaches to meet your needs. My aim is to be there for you, listen to you and help you discover your own personal ways of coping more efficiently with your presenting problems and psychological distress. I cannot tell you what to do, but I can help you look at options/tools/strategies available to you and assist you in deciding on the way forward with the hope of making your life the way you want it to be.
I have recently completed my specialisation training in Eating Disorders with the National Centre for Eating Disorders. Food is a vital part of our lives and our relationship with it often changes. Our relationship with food can be emotionally charged and it may mask events and uncomfortable feelings which we find difficult to deal with. Eating disorders can be detrimental to our physical and mental health so receiving the right help is paramount. I can help you understand your relationship with food, explore what lies beneath and what keeps you stuck, and offer you the resources to create a healthier relationship with food and yourself.
My practice is based in Uxbridge, West London and I can offer you one to one therapy for a few sessions or for a longer time, depending on your presenting problem, your circumstances and wishes.
I offer an initial discounted session (£30) where we can meet each other, explore the reasons bringing you to therapy, discuss ways of working together and decide on embarking on a therapeutic relationship if you wish so, and if I feel that my skills and expertise are suitable for your needs.
Why choose me?
Here is some feedback from a few of my clients that could give you an idea on how I work and what they valued in our therapeutic relationship:
"I felt accepted, you listened to all my venting, you helped me to understand my past so that now the present makes more sense. Thank you, thank you".
"I just want to say thank you for being a big help in guiding me towards that light at the end of the tunnel. It's a bloody long tunnel! I have come on a long way since our first session".
"My panic attacks have been reduced, you gave me the tools to cope with the panic when it comes. You helped me to make the links and understand what is causing my anxiety. I am a changed person in 8 weeks. Thanks so much".
"Thank you for your help and support over this difficult time. I have glided through the storm with your counsel, wisdom and encouragement".
Training, qualifications & experience
- Practitioner Skills in Eating Disorders
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Master's Degree in Human Resources and Employment Relations
- Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
Continuous Professional Development
- Working with obesity, looking at food addiction/binge eating disorder
- Tackling Addiction
- Overcoming Low Self-Esteem
- The Grief Recovery Method
I have been working as a counsellor for a Higher Education setting, for a large mental health charity and in private practice, providing therapy to clients from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds presenting with diverse issues. I have also worked as an HR practitioner utilising counselling skills in a diverse range of sectors such as the NHS, International Development, and Telecommunications.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
If the issue you would like to explore does not appear above, please feel free to get in touch as this list is not exhaustive.
Sessions last for 50 minutes. Fees are paid by cash/cheque at the beginning of the session or by bank transfer prior to the session.
- £30 for first session
- £45 per session
- £40 per session if you prepay for a block booking of 6 sessions (24hour cancellation policy applies)
My main practice is based in Central Uxbridge, with excellent links to road, bus and tube networks.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|