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About me

As we move further into 2021, many of us are really struggling with the long-term effects of the pandemic. Existing problems are intensified by the isolation, loneliness and fear it brings. You may feel depressed or anxious, be grieving a loss, or have certain goals. Perhaps you’re struggling with a relationship. Or it could be that you want to move forward in your life but can’t work out how.

I’m a down-to-earth therapist who strives to truly listen to you and support you without judgement, working alongside you to promote insight, change and personal growth. I offer a space where you can speak in confidence about your deepest fears, feelings, concerns and challenges.

You already have many strengths, resources and problem-solving skills – even though it may not seem like it when you’re feeling overwhelmed by worries and difficulties. Together we will seek out and build on these skills, helping you feel calmer, increasing your resilience and well-being and tackling blocks to change.

Since starting out as a therapist in 1994, I've helped hundreds of clients and have experience of a variety of counselling methods, so therapy is tailored to your unique needs. Talking about what’s happening now leads quite naturally to us looking at previous events and old patterns, throwing light on current problems. I sometimes use elements of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), which is based on the idea that our thoughts, ideas and beliefs influence how we feel.

Therapy online from your home
For your safety, all sessions are currently conducted online via Zoom. I will offer in-person appointments when it is safe to do so.

Contact me to see if I can help you
If what I’m offering strikes a chord with you, call or email me now to arrange a free, no-obligation discussion of up to 20 minutes via phone or Zoom to talk about why you’re considering counselling and to get an idea whether I might be the right therapist for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA in Psychotherapy & Counselling (1999)
  • Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling (1994)
  • Post-Qualifying Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Skills (2009)
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology (1985)
  • Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)
  • Certificate in Stress Management (2012)
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate (2020)
  • Course on Supporting & Counselling People Bereaved During The Covid-19 Pandemic, with bereavement expert Dr John Wilson (2020)
  • 80-hour professional Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling (2020)

My work
I began my counselling career in 1994 when I trained as a Bereavement Counsellor with Wandsworth Bereavement Service. Since then I have held posts as an NHS psychotherapist, a CBT therapist at Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF), and a university counsellor at Goldsmith’s University of London and St George’s Medical School. I now work exclusively in private practice.

I am also a writer and journalist who has worked on over 25 national publications. I was advice columnist for best-selling teenage girls' magazine Bliss for 12 years, and I am author of Three Good Things Gratitude Journal: Lift Your Mood In Just 10 Minutes A Day, available from amazon.co.uk

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Grief, bereavement & loss: my original training was as a bereavement counsellor and I have a special interest in bereavement and loss. Your grief could be due to a death, because a relationship has ended, or linked to some other loss. I have also had specialist training to work with those bereaved due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Life transitions, midlife concerns & issues arising from the menopause.

  • Distress after an unexpected or difficult DNA test result.

  • Exploring ethnicity.

  • Cultural, racial and personal identity.

  • Online dating: exploring your mindset, profile and more.

  • Pet loss: Clients tell me they feel ‘silly’ being upset that their dog or cat has died when thousands are in despair over human losses to the virus. The loss of the bond to your companion animal can be very painful and needs to be honoured, just like any other.

  • Blocks around creativity.
  • Mothers who have lost their own mums.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

£65 per 60-minute session.

I offer a small number of concessionary places - please contact me for details.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

9am-7pm Monday-Thursday

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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Tina Radziszewicz Counsellor & Psychotherapist MBACP

Tina Radziszewicz Counsellor & Psychotherapist MBACP