About me

What is personal therapy and how would it work?

Starting personal therapy is a big decision and it makes sense to wonder where to start and which psychotherapist to choose. How would you know what’s right for you? Making the decision to tell someone about the things that bother you most is not an easy one. 

However, if you are here, I would guess there’s a need to talk. Whatever it is - whether it is problems in the present, memories of the past or worries about the future - I can promise you a safe and confidential space to talk about it. A journey to find out what can make things better for you is a lot easier if you’re not alone in it. I would consider it a privilege to be there with you every step of the way, doing my best to help you discover your way towards a more aware and peaceful existence.

I believe a journey towards a better life starts with genuine curiosity and a desire to explore your own world. The more aware you are and the more you discover where your thoughts and actions stem from, the more in control you will feel of your choices, feelings, actions and life in general. 

I will meet you with an open mind and an attitude of curiosity and care. Together we can work on any issues that are relevant for you at this point in life, discover who you are, explore your ways of relating and being in the world, and figure out what works for you and what doesn’t. 

What happens once you make contact?

I offer both long-term and short-term counselling, and we can decide which format suits you best after the initial consultation. The initial consultation is a free 20 minute phone or Zoom call where we meet each other and have a brief conversation to see whether we might be a good fit. I will ask you to tell me what brings you to therapy and I can talk about how I work and what to expect from our time together, so you can decide whether this is something you are looking for. To book, please email alina@avpsychotherapy.co.uk or contact me on +447746233357 (WhatsApp available).

If we decide to work together, I will send you a contract and data form for you to fill in and sign. As we start the sessions, we can decide which model fits you best (weekly, biweekly, fortnightly, etc.)  

Please note at present I only offer online sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Psychology (Hons)
  • MSc Psychology (Clinical & Research Methods)
  • Diploma in Counselling Skills
  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (in progress)
  • Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

I have worked and trained in the field of Psychology since 2008. I have extensive experience in research, clinical psychology, counselling psychology and working in various settings with different client groups.

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

  • £50 for a 50 minute session
  • £80 for a 90 minute session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

To book, please email or contact me on +447746233357 (WhatsApp available). If appropriate, we will set up a free 20 minute call or Zoom session to have a brief chat about what brings you to therapy and for you to ask any questions you have for me.

If we decide to work together, I will send you a contract and data form for you to fill in and sign. As we start the sessions, we can decide which model fits you best (weekly, biweekly, fortnightly, etc.)  

Please note at present I only offer online sessions.

London
Greater London
WC2H

Southampton
Hampshire
SO16

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

Russian, Ukrainian

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom