Dee ( Dijana ) Cowan
39D Bulwer Road
0208 440 4140 / 07956 369 432
My style of counselling is down to earth, warm and supportive. Counselling is about enabling you to take constructive steps in overcoming difficulties in your life, helping you in dealing with difficult emotional issues. Sometimes we may need help in accepting what cannot be changed- I can assist you in developing and strengthening your emotional resilience, so that you may cope better with situations that are out of our control, such as bereavement, terminal illness, redundancy, inevitable life transitions etc.
I like to get to know my clients firstly by asking questions about why they decided to come for counselling, for them to tell me about the difficulties they face in their life, about their relationships, family, work etc. It is important for me to try and get to know you, for me to see your life through your eyes as best as possible, so I can support you in the way that is most suited to your specific issues and needs. Whilst I, as the therapist, do not posses the answers, by asking the right (and sometimes tough) questions, by listening and being supportive, I aim to help you find the answers for yourself, ultimately leading to a sense of self-empowerment.
It is usually advisable to have 2-3 initial sessions to establish if you feel that you could work with me and for me to get a feel of whether I could help you. We would then arrange another 3-6 sessions, after which we would talk about your progress again; should further sessions be needed, we would continuously review every few weeks.
I offer short (up to 12 sessions) and long term (over 12 sessions) individual counselling to adults.
I am an integrative counsellor, with experience of providing counselling services within local GP surgeries and two national charities. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Code of Ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, 2012
Counselling Certificate of Higher Education, University of Hertfordshire, 2010
Diploma in Counselling, Central School of Counselling and Therapy, 1998
Private practice 2012-ongoing
The Old Courthouse surgery
Oakwood Medical Centre
Elstree and Borehamwood Children's Centre ( working with adults)
Barnet carers centre
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Eden clinic has two very small steps to negotiate at the entrance and no internal stairs. There are two parking spaces to the side of the building, but they are not guaranteed. There is parking on the surrounding, residential roads. The clinic is served by the 184 bus route, it is within 5 minute walk from New Barnet Station; buses 326, 384, 107, 84 and 307 all connect it to High Barnet tube station.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available at Eden Clinic, New Barnet, on Monday evenings and daytime Tuesday and Wednesday appointments.
Types of client