Dorotea Pospihalj ~ Psychotherapist and Counsellor (BACP)
Hello, I'm Dorotea, I am trained as a relational psychotherapist and counsellor.
I have experience working with young adults, individual adults or couples and I run therapeutic groups with various themes. Areas that I feel particularly interested in are; generalised anxiety and depression within our culture and the wider society, and how we understand mental health and wellbeing.
The therapeutic process is a relationship where both parties are involved and put to work. This means that I will actively participate in your process of change, support you and maintain my curiosity. We will be using the relationship as a meaning-making tool, as I believe that nobody knows yourself better than you.
Focusing on developing a trusting relationship and look at your life, experiences, memories and desires from different points of view. Together we will create options you can choose from and ultimately live a more balanced and fulfilling life. Whether you want to work on a specific problem or difficulty you are facing or explore more broadly, we would agree on the desired outcome and work toward it.
Difficulties in partnership or marriage can be numerous. This is the space where you and your partner can freely explore the challenges of your relationship. My role is to help facilitate and improve communication, create an environment where both of you can feel heard and understood.
Often couples come to therapy because they feel that some of their needs are not met, there is growing frustration and often a relational stalemate. I will help you get unstuck and grow the potentials for a meaningful and fulfilling relationship.
Drop me an email or a text and we can discuss these aspects more in detail.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc degree in Psychotherapy- Metanoia Institute and Middlesex University
- Psychotherapeutic counselling degree - Metanoia Institute
My further professional development is in the field of psychoanalysis, where I am undergoing rigorous training and personal analysis.
Additionally, I was fortunate to have worked with individuals from different cultures and nationalities, this allowed me to understand more deeply cultural and social beliefs that are sometimes creating pressure or conflicts.
Each experience taught me different aspects of what we call the talking cure.
Through the work within the NHS talking therapies, counselling services, my private practice and collaboration with EAP services, I was offered the wealth of knowledge and therefore I have the ability to tailor my service to the specific needs and desires of each individual.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial telephone or online session
- Individual: £60
- Couples: £100
- Group sessions: varies
- I offer a sliding scale for students and trainees
I can offer a free 20 minute phone consultation where we can discuss your concerns and I can answer any questions you might have about how I work, the safety and ethical framework of my practice.
Please get in touch I would be happy to help!
Concessions offered for
I know how hectic life can be!
Sessions Monday to Friday, Saturdays and Sundays.
Evening sessions and flexible booking available (shift patterns for NHS or Police force accommodated).