Dr Emma Ostrovskaya

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BSc, DCouns Psy, HCPCreg
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Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2PR
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About me

* I currently accept new referrals and have a few slots available to see my clients in person *

I am a registered Doctor of Counselling Psychology with more than 18 years of experience working in private and public sectors in UK and Europe. In my private practice, I tend to work with people from all walks of life, therefore my approach is tailor made to suit individual needs. My method mostly consists of powerful neuroscience led therapy techniques, such as EMDR, in depth Existential-Phenomenological analysis, Gestalt reenactment, Trauma work, and Mindfulness experiencing.

Training, qualifications & experience

I was always interested in psychological dimension and pursued full academic training in psychology and psychological therapies, straight after school. I have trained with some of the worlds leading experts in the field of Existential therapies, trauma informed and neuroscience led therapeutic modalities.

My academic qualifications: 

  • Foundation in Experimental Psychology
  • BSc Psychology
  • Foundation Skills in Counselling
  • Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
  • Accreditation in Mediation and Conflict Resolution diploma

To qualify and practice as a Counselling Psychologist in UK, each practitioner has to undergo and comply with the ongoing continues professional development, and has to participate in a new training every three month. Here are some of the titles of my latest training courses:

  • The Nature of Trauma and Dissociation
  • Working with relational trauma: Dealing with disorganised attachment
  • The fundamentals: dissociation and DID
  • Mental health and the body: Treating Bodily Trauma
  • EMDR Level 1 and 2 (one of the two therapeutic modalities that is approved by NHS, APA, and WHO) 

In the last 18 years I have been practising Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of several Tibetan Masters. I believe that implementing Mindfulness techniques into the therapeutic practice provides profound shifts in daily presence, offering tangible potential for change.

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology degree requires each trainee to undergo a minimum of three years of private therapy as a client, and after qualifying, my private practice is still under continues clinical supervision.

In the past, I worked in Counselling psychology departments in the following organisations: Counselling Initiatives (adults), Age UK (older adults 50-90+ years old), Women's Centre (victims of domestic abuse), Place2Be (children 6-11 years old).

I am registered with Health and Care Professional Council, and a member of Society of Existential Analysis, British Psychological Society and EMDR UK.

Member organisations

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

My recent interests lie in interpersonal neurobiology, and it’s links to the attachment trauma, and complex PTSD. 

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£95.00 - £120.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Cigna
  • Vitality
  • BUPA
  • WPA

Additional information

Individual counselling £95-£120
Online counselling     £85
Reduced income rates to be discussed

When I work

Mornings Afternoons Evenings Weekends

Parkshot House, 5 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2PR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Dr Emma Ostrovskaya
Dr Emma Ostrovskaya