Dr Egle Meistaite
Everyone is different, and everyone has a unique life full of difficult challenges and strengths. Thus, the aim of my work is to collaboratively focus on what you may want and need me to help you with. Some people come to therapy when they may feel overwhelmed by the lack of control over their lives, when they may feel helpless and vulnerable as they struggle to find different and more helpful ways to live a meaningful life. Others seek therapeutic help when they have a general feeling that “something is not quite right” or “something needs to change”. Most people come to me for deep change, which takes time and hard work, although we can focus on specific short-term goals of symptom removal.
Whatever the reasons are, I want you to feel safe and accepted. I want to stand alongside you, to be with you and to be for you, so that you are able to explore your inner world issues, difficulties, heartbreaks, existential concerns, injuries, disappointments, frustrations, fears, losses, loneliness, dangers, shame or guilt, invalidity, anxieties, worries about global issues or other complex experiences. We will also focus on your strength’s while we work towards desirable change.
Furthermore, in your psychotherapy with me, I will aim to explore with you and understand your outer world issues, the life-difficulties you have faced, and currently face, in relationships with partners, family or other loved-ones, in your employment or professional setting, and/or any other region of your life-world.
My focus will always be on your personal experience of these difficulties from your unique perspective on yourself, others, and the world, and the feelings your perspective evokes.
By working together, I aim to help you to become more aware of your blind spots, understand your troubling feelings, thoughts and/or behaviours, to accept what cannot be changed, and change what can be changed, so that you can break the cycle of hopelessness. The therapeutic work can help you to find new ways to relate with yourself and others around you; to distinguish if what you do is meaningful to you or if you merely follow the expectations of others; to explore and expand new possibilities for personal change, and to build more fulfilling personal relationships.
Training, qualifications & experience
I received my Counselling Psychology doctorate (PsychD) from University of Roehampton, in London.
I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). I have over 5 years’ experience working in NHS primary and secondary care, and community counselling service. I have worked with patients with a range of mental health issues. At present, in addition to my private practice where I offer individual counselling and psychological therapy, I work as a Counselling Psychologist in secondary care (MBT service) for the NHS.
My work is rooted in a pluralistic approach, which brings together elements of psychodynamic, humanistic, existential and cognitive-behavioural therapeutic modalities. It means that different theories or therapeutic models will be more or less helpful at different points in time, depending on what you might need or want me to help you along your therapeutic pathway.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Clinical areas of interest include: issues pertaining to attachment and relationships, loneliness and alienation, difficulties with emotion regulation (anger, fear etc.), low self-worth, emotional eating issues, depression, anxiety, sexuality, traumatic experiences, sexual and emotional abuse, psychosis, existential concerns such as mortality, meaning in life, decision-making, socio-cultural contextual influences in life and people’s own role in this.
From £70.00 to £100.00
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Individual therapy (face to face and digital): £100
Sliding scale: down to £70.
You may find it helpful to visit my website, which will give you more detailed information about my work. You can contact me for an initial appointment where we can discuss how therapy might be helpful to you at this point in time. Please note that due to COVID-19, all sessions are being facilitated digitally.