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BSc, DCouns Psy, HCPCreg

About me

I am a Doctor of Counselling Psychology, I work with children, individuals, and couples, in a short and a medium term therapy. I speak English and Russian, and provide integrative psychotherapy and counselling. My approach consists of different therapeutic modalities: Existential therapy, CBT, Person-centred, Gestalt, Trauma work, and Mindfulness.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have 13 years of experience in a field, and over 10 years of experience in my own therapeutic practice (www.counselling-psychology.org.uk).

I did BSc Psychology degree, and I have trained as a Doctor of Counselling Psychology at a Professional Doctorate program for Counselling and Psychotherapy at Regent's University London. I am a member of British Psychological Society and the Society of Existential Analysis and I am registered with Health Care and Professional Council (HCPC).

Even though my degree specialised in Existential-Phenomenological approach, I did my clinical training in various clinical placements, specialising in different therapeutic modalities. I worked at:

Counselling Initiatives (CI) providing integrative psychotherapy to adult clients experiencing trauma, depression and anxiety (4,5 years).

London Age UK psychodynamic psychotherapy for older adult age 55 to 90 years old, who experienced terminal illness, isolation, and fear of dying (1,5 years).

Place2Be in psychodynamic play therapy, art therapy and psychodrama, working with children age 6-11 years old who experienced trauma, anxiety and abuse (2 years).

Harrow Women’s Centre providing existential-humanistic therapy for women victims of domestic violence and abuse, who experienced isolation, and social struggle (1,5 years).

For the last 14 years I have been a student to several teachers of Tibetan Buddhism, and have been practising Buddhist under the guidance of several Tibetan Masters.

I am collaborating on the book on psychological trauma and dissosiation http://www.secretlivesofapparentlynormalpeople.com/book.html

I am a fully qualified and accredited mediator.

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Additional information

Individual counselling £70
Telephone counselling £60
Skype counselling     £60
Reduced income rates to be discussed

When I work

Mornings Afternoons Evenings Weekends

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

1A Belmont Road,, Chiswick, London, W4 5UL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Additional languages