Alina Apopei MBACP, BSc Psych, MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy
49 Kingston Road
You want something to change, feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed?
I have been a part of the healing and growth journey for clients who were feeling stuck, depressed, suicidal and hopeless, clients who had traumatic experiences and who managed with the help of therapy to change their lives around. I want to help you to do the same.
The reason I trained in and can offer an unique mix of psychological therapies is to have multiple tools to help me adapt to each client needs and personality to help them with a wide range of emotional issues. With over 8 years of training and experience in holistic counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and EFT in Wimbledon & Blackfriars, I believe that a non-judgemental, caring environment will facilitate natural ways of developing and using your own inner resources, where you feel safe to explore your emotions, your thoughts and behaviours to bring about beneficial change. Life and work experiences have taught me to see people as individuals, each having different needs and experiences.
I have extensive experience working with anxiety, relationship issues, depression, illness and chronic pain, anger as well as experience working with people with disabilities.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy Roehampton University
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Roehampton University
- Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Roehampton University
Diploma in Integrative Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy and Counselling Skills – Contemporary College of Therapeutic Studies
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnosis and NLP - Contemporary College of Therapeutic Studies
- Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner training
BSc (Hons) Psychology - Open University
- Lewisham Speaking Up- leading groups to empower adults and young people with disabilities
Carers Support - carers counselling
Wimbledon Guild - 1:1 counselling
Mental Health Recovery - working with people with mental health diagnosis
Victim Support - supporting victims of crime
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Managing Chronic Pain
Managing Chronic Illness
Counselling sessions on Skype can be arranged.
A number of concessionary rates are available for students and people on low income.
I have completed research in the field of psychotherapy.
The research focused on the mind-body connection and on dealing with chronic pain in psychotherapy. It investigated the numerous factors that influence chronic pain and pain's major influence on ones life, identity, relationships, social life, confidence and overall wellbeing as well as exploring ways for therapists to help their clients.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|