Evija Melberga (MBACP)
Life is a journey with ups, downs and unexpected events; at times it may be helpful to navigate these with support. Whatever your challenges might be, whether this is workplace stress, depression, low self esteem, relationship difficulties or feeling unable to move in life, my role is to help you gain more clarity around the issues you present and become more aware of your choices.
Through regular weekly meetings, I will help you explore your present situation and how it may relate to events from the past.Through this process we can identify underlying issues and emotional patterns which have a bearing on your current difficulties.
I am qualified Psychosynthesis therapist and a fully qualified CBT counsellor , specialising in REBT ( Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy)
Listening carefully and reflecting back to you what I see, hear and feel, I will tailor mix of appropriate techniques, so you can begin to reflect on your own thoughts, feelings and experiences - on where you come from, who you are, and who you may become.
On a more personal level, I am a warm and approachable sort of person who finds it easy to engage with people from all backgrounds. Having experienced living and working in a variety of cultures as well as being multi-lingual,has enabled me to have a sense at detecting the nuances in us all that affect the challenge of life in the world's most cosmopolitan and complex city, London.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified therapist with a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling and Therapy, awarded by the University of East London.
I also hold diploma in CBT therapies -REBT , from the College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies London.
My professional background is in education, and I have enjoyed working as a teacher with children with special needs and learning difficulties .I also volunteered as a counsellor at Westminster Victim Support for nearly 10 years and worked as Honorary Counsellor at NHS.
I specialise in a wide range of areas dealing with life`s challenges with a particular interest in issues relating to cultural difference and identity.
I am the member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to their professional code of practice and am engaged in regular clinical supervision.
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
Initial hourly Consultation session (50min): £55
Each subsequent hourly session (50min) from 8am -4.30 pm £60 ; after 4.30 pm - 9.30 pm and weekends £65-£70.
When considering therapy it is natural not to be clear about the length and depth of engagement that is right for you or an approach that might be most helpful. I recommend that you get in touch and we can arrange an initial meeting. This will be an opportunity to meet each other , to talk about your difficulties and to decide if therapy feels right for you. There is no commitment to ongoing work at this stage. If, following our first meeting, we decide to continue together, we would agree to a regular time to meet once a week certain time.
I practise in quiet and friendly therapy rooms near Canada Water and London Bridge . Both places are less than 3 minutes walk from underground stations.
I also offer counselling in Russian and Latvian (my native) languages.