Natalia Zhigalina UKCP Reg
Psychotherapy and Counselling during COVID-19
In this time of shared adversity, emotions might be running high - anxiety, frustrations, fears, extra challenges in relationships, financial stresses, loneliness – seem to be magnified. Or, in the contrary, you might experience flatness, boredom and withdrawal. As we endure loses (freedom of movement, choices in life, physical closeness, health, and loved ones), we go through many emotions, denial, bargaining, anger, depression, acceptance, but arrive, inevitably, however fleetingly, to hope. We still have to live, to connect to ourselves, others and the world.
During this turbulent time, lower cost on-line/phone therapy for individual and couples is available. Please feel free to contact me to discuss.
I am a fully qualified and experienced psychotherapist/counsellor and EMDR trained therapist working with individual and couples in South West and Central London.
I offer both short and long term therapy providing welcoming, non-judgemental and confidential environment.
Personal dilemmas and crises may present an opportunity not only to take stock of one's life but to rediscover strength, contentment, hope and joy.
During sessions, we will look into what brings you to therapy, where you are in life, where would you aspire to be, what obstacles are in the way for a more fulfilling way of being and what could be done to remove them.
“Self knowledge is no guarantee of happiness but it is on the side of happiness and can supply the courage to fight for it", Simone de Beauvouir.
Therapy is an investment in you and your relationships. The understanding of oneself leads to uncovering new directions and fresh energy.
I work integratively, drawing from a few therapeutic approaches, employing ones most useful to the specific needs of each individual or couple. I have worked within the NHS, clinics and therapy centres as well as in private practice. I am UKCP registered psychotherapist.
Over the years of practice, people came into therapy with me for a number of reasons, among them anxiety, panic, phobias, generalised anxiety disorder, feeling sad, depression, postnatal depression, family issues, relationship issues, including divorce and separation, affairs and betrayals, disappointment, past and resent traumas, abuse, addictions, number of sexuality related concerns, health deterioration, low self-esteem, general feeling of being stuck and depleted.
I speak English and Russian.
Please feel free to contact me should you want to discuss further and arrange an initial meeting.
Training, qualifications & experience
- EMDR Certificate (full training)
- MA in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling
- Trauma and Neuroscience informed
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life crisis, lost of meaning, dilemmas, choices
£70-90 for individuals (50 min)
£80-100 for couples (50 min)
£130 for individuals (50 min)
£150 for couples (50 min)
In this turbulent time, lower-cost therapy is available. Please get in touch to discuss.
Concessions offered for
If it is impractical to travel, home or hospital visits could be arranged, that is likely to be reflected in the fee.
I am a recognised BUPA provider.
As from March 2020, for the time being, video and telephone sessions