Eliza Kopalak, Counsellor and Psychotherapist, PGDip MBACP (Registered)
My name is Eliza Kopalak. I am a qualified psychosynthesis counsellor/psychotherapist working with individuals and couples in practices in Brockley SE4. I am particularly experienced supporting adults, facing all kinds of challenges and issues related to anxiety, self- esteem, body symptoms, relationships, career, failure/success concepts, emotional struggles, sexuality, meaning, loss of meaning and loss.
Psychosynthesis is an integrative and transpersonal psychological approach, particularly focusing on human potential. It takes into account the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental dimensions in which we exist; facilitates access to wisdom and intuition, fostering healthy self-esteem and a bold sense of self.
We are often stuck with the way we act and see ourselves and our place in the world, we become identified with ideas, and beliefs we grew up with. These concepts are imprinted in our minds and, only when we realise them, can we set ourselves free.
In the process of therapy, I question and challenge the way you look at things, to arrive at a new perspective. This is how you can discover your potential and become who you really are.
'No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it'. Albert Einstein
In compassionate, empathic and non-judgmental space I will hold, support and lead you on your journey. I am intuitive; kind, gentle yet challenging, honest and straightforward. I encourage you to give yourself a chance and take the first step.
After initial contact by e-mail, we will arrange a session as soon as we can. Our first meeting is a time to get to know each other. It is an opportunity to ask questions about the process of counselling and for us to explore what brings you to therapy at this moment.
I offer ongoing weekly, 50 min sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
PGDip (3-year Postgraduate Diploma) in Psychosynthesis Counselling in Psychosynthesis Trust in London Bridge, validated by the University of Middlesex and accredited by BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Advanced Diploma Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy
Certificate in Transpersonal Couple and Relationship Counselling
Mindfulness trainer training.
In addition to my private practice, I worked as an Honorary Counsellor in NHS and in St Joseph Hospice in East London.
To ensure the safety of my practice I am committed to my own professional and personal development as well as regular supervision with a highly experienced colleague. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to their Ethical Framework.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals: Initial session - £60
Regular session - £70
On-line sessions - £65
Couples: Initial session - £70
Regular session - £80
All sessions are 50 minutes long and are provided on a weekly basis.
A regular session is charged at half the fee when missed, or at a full fee with less than one week notice.
I am particularly experienced supporting adults, facing all kinds of challenges and issues related to anxiety, self- esteem, relationships, body, career, failure/success concepts, emotional pain, sexuality, meaning and loss.