Denitsa Radeva-Petrova, MBACP, MUKCP, MBPsS, MPH, MSc
Do you feel overwhelmed in social situations, worrying how others perceive you? Are you having trouble sleeping or waking up in the middle of the night with your heart racing? Or perhaps on some days it is a real challenge to wake up and find the motivation to get out of bed, wondering ‘what’s the point?’
Sometimes, it might be difficult to share your thoughts and feelings with your family and friends. I aim to offer you a safe and confidential space, allowing you to explore what is on your mind. A fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist (MUKCP) and Psychodynamic Counsellor (MBACP, MBPsS) with an MSc (hons.) degree in Psychology, I have worked in a variety of settings (adult counselling services, NHS, the Higher Education Sectors) providing individual counselling and psychotherapy to clients from all walks of life (students, young adults, older clients). This has made me realise that ‘one size does not fit all’.
My underlying values as a practitioner encompass recognising the centrality of the multi-layered therapeutic relationship and ‘meeting’ my clients as complex human beings. I endeavour to maintain an authentic, non-judgemental stance of openness and curiosity while focusing on my clients’ needs, aspirations and presenting issues in the context of their unique social and cultural background. Some potential benefits of counselling and psychotherapy might be developing a stronger sense of Self and the ability to set boundaries, alleviating anxiety, greater self-confidence, regaining emotional balance, increasing assertiveness as well as building more fulfilling and supportive relationships.
Some of the issues that I work with include abuse, addictions, health anxiety, performance and social anxiety, bereavement and loss, body image concerns, bullying, cultural awareness and/or alienation, depression, discrimination, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties and interpersonal issues, Self and identity, sexuality, trauma, work-related stress and more.
I understand that choosing a counsellor or psychotherapist can be a daunting task. It is for this reason that I offer all prospective clients an initial consultation (50 minutes) at a reduced price (£20) without commitment at this stage. This will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have for me, related to my practice, therapeutic stance and theoretical integrative model, training and/or experience, as well as to discuss professional practice issues, such as confidentiality, fees, cancellation policy, etc. We can also talk about the issue(s) affecting you, and your expectations of therapy.
I offer appointments outside of normal working hours, including Saturdays (late morning/early afternoon). Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have before booking a session.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctoral candidate in Counselling Psychology (Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University)
- Clinical Diploma In Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute, London)
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
- MSc (First class honours) Degree in Psychology (University of Hertfordshire)
- International MPH (Master of Public Health) Degree (Braun Hebrew University)
- Certificate of Proficiency (BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- Certificate in Clinical Assessment and Evaluation (Metanoia Institute)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Initial consultation (50 minutes): £20
Subsequent individual once or twice-weekly sessions (50 minutes): £40
I offer a limited number of places for a reduced fee to students and those on a limited income. Please, contact me to discuss this further.
Please see my website for more details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Russian, Bulgarian, Spanish (intermediate)|
Monday-Friday; Saturday (late morning / early afternoon). Times are negotiable.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|