Catalin Lulea, Counselling Psychologist (HCPC registered)
My interests are in working with children and adolescents with behavioural problems (issues like ODD – oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD – attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and CD – conduct disorder, drug and alcohol abuse, offending and antisocial behaviour) and emotional issues (like depression and anxiety, self-harming and eating disorders), although in real life often we find behavioural issues mixed with emotional problems. Also I have an interest in working with adults with addictions (drug and alcohol abuse), in helping families to get a person into counselling, where that person is abusing drugs or alcohol and doesn't want to enter treatment and also working with adults with Borderline Personality Disorder.
In my work I use a behavioural approach (Behavioural Therapy) with elements from systemic family therapies, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), when working with either young people individually, with whole families or just with parents.
Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for young people
DBT - Dialectical Behavioural Therapy for adults with Borderline Personality Disorder or adolescents with Emotional Dysregulation issues
Behavioural Therapy and Parent Management Training for parents
Behavioural Family Therapy (including CFAFT - Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training)
Couples Counselling (around children's behavioural or emotional issues)
Training, qualifications & experience
I’m a therapist with a background in Counselling Psychology (HCPC registered) and for the last 12 years I have been working with families, children and teenagers, working for local authorities, NHS and the private sector. For 7 years I have worked as a Multisystemic therapist, working with families where young people displayed behavioural problems (aggression and anger problems, drug use, running away from home, being arrested, school refusal) and emotional problems (depression and self-harm, social and school anxiety, panic attacks), helping parents manage and deal with their children behaviours, so families could lead happier, more harmonious lives. Currently I work as a DBT Dialectical-Behavioural Therapist, working with children and teenagers with complex mental and emotional health problems.
Also I have experience in running parenting groups and training various professional (school staff, social workers, mental health working) in dealing with children’s issues.
- BSc in Psychology
- MSc in Counselling Psychology
- On-going training as a Multisystemic therapist since 2008
- Training in Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy
- Member of the Counselling Psychology Division of the British Psychological Society
- Registered as a Counselling Psychologist with Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Suicidal thoughts
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Another area that I have interest in is working with families where there is a person in the family (young person or adult) who is having some form of addiction (abusing substances like drugs or alcohol, gambling, etc) who refuses to seek help and to enter treatment.
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I offer a 60 min initial assessment session, where we discuss what the issues are, explain what services I offer and then together we agree on what services might best be suitable for the current circumstances (individual therapy for young people or adults, behavioural parent training, behavioural family therapy or family training for people refusing treatment). The fees for these services vary from £50 per session to £80, depending on the length of sessions, number of family members attending, etc.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I work Monday to Thursday evenings, Fridays all day, and Saturdays all day, but I am flexible in offering other times that might suit the busy family life.
Types of client