Dafina Ganeva MBACP, Dip. Couns
Hi and welcome to my page.
I am a professional counsellor offering a respectful non-judgemental service in a safe environment where you can share your worries and concerns and explore what is holding you back from achieving your goals in life. This can help you get a better insight on your behaviours and reactions and improve your ability to make stronger relationships and reconnect with your true self.
We all will at some stage or another go through difficult times in our lives. I believe that there is no reason for anyone to continue to feel anxious or depressed. I also believe that anyone can change their life as long as they want to and have the right kind of support. Asking for help is the biggest and the most important step so well done. You are on the right path.
Training, qualifications & experience
How does it work...
Therapy offers some time and place to concentrate on yourself and your needs, to reflect, heal and build your confidence and motivation. In this manic world it becomes more and more difficult to stay positive and calm. Helping you with any relationship difficulties and depression is my biggest passion! Experiencing a traumatic loss myself as a child I am particularly drawn to supporting clients through bereavement as I know how difficult it can be to lose a loved one.I love to inspire big change in my clients life. I use a combination of different approaches depending on the issue and the desired outcome including: person centred, psychodynamic, CBT, meditation and creative writing. Nobody ever got better from a mental health issue by not talking about it. When life gets too difficult don’t try and fight alone. Lets talk!
I work with my clients with a great deal of honesty and believe that the relationship between us is one of the most important aspects of therapy. I am Bulgarian and I offer counselling in Bulgarian and Macedonian as well as English.
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling
- Child Development Diploma
- Certificate in using Art in therapy
- Bereavement Service Volunteer Induction Training
- Introduction to CBT training
- Human Givens Approach training in how to make counselling more effective
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I work in Sydenham with the South London Therapy Group and my office is a two minute walk from Sydenham station. Each session lasts 50 minutes and prices are £50 per session. I offer a reduced fee for student counsellors.
I have available appointments on Friday afternoon and evening, some evenings during the week and also many slots on the weekends.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in line with their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. This promotes good practice and underpins the safety of clients.
Before I became a counsellor I worked in the childcare and education sector. On the side of my private practice I work as part of the bereavement team in St. Christopher’s Hospice.
I know that it can be a bit scary at first to approach a counsellor if you haven’t done it before but there is nothing to worry about. Our first session will be for you to ask any questions you might have, for us to get to know each other and to see if we might like to work together.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Bulgarian and Macedonian|
Friday afternoons and evenings, some evenings during the week and weekends
Types of client