Evija Melberga (MBACP)
I trained as Psychosynthesis therapist because I believe we are more than just our symptoms and problems and that our worries and issues no matter how difficult, painful or "stuck" may be - holds within the opportunity for creative growth and change.
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.
Listening carefully and reflecting back to you what I see, hear and feel, 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.
This also means that I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches and skills, and actively seek a way of combining them to suit you as an individual. I may suggest other techniques and exercises such as drawing, guided imagery and dream work depending on what you bring to the session and what you feel comfortable with.
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.
I work in both open ended therapy and time limited .
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified therapist with a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling and Therapy, awarded by the University of East 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.
My Experience also includes attending several CPD courses as CBT with Heart( Foundations of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and taking part in assisting various workshops at Psychosynthesis Education Trust .
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I offer a sliding scale of fees based on location and time of day.
The initial session's fee is £50 , ongoing fee ranges from £50-£70
Reduced rates may be available for those on a low income or students.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Latvian, Russian|
Monday -Friday 8am -9 pm. Saturday 9am -3pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|