Dafina Ganeva MBACP, Dip. Couns
Hi and welcome to my page.
I qualified and started working as a counsellor because I’m very passionate about helping people. 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…
Counselling can help with a wide range of mental health issues and I have listed most of the ones that I have experience working with below but I’m afraid there is no miracle. You will have to do most of the work. You will be doing most of the talking and I will be listening and together we will try to reflect and find out what works for you. It can help you to understand yourself better and feel more confident and in control.
I am trained as an integrative counsellor and that is how I work. Although my main modalities are psychodynamic and person centred approaches I believe that everyone’s needs are different and so I tailor my approach around the needs of each and every client I have. What works for some might not work for others so we will try to find out together what works best for you.
I use some CBT techniques, a lot from the human givens approach, some art therapy, therapeutic writing and meditation. 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
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Pregnancy and birth
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