Ewa (Eva) Rudz BSc(Hons), Dip.Consellor BACP reg.
“Scars remind us where we’ve been. They don’t have to dictate where we’re going.” (David Rossi).
If you've ever wondered whether you'd benefit from therapy, or feel nervous about taking that first step, it's important to know that you are not alone.
Managing our feelings is a skill, or set of skills, that we should have learned as we were growing up. But ‘disorganised’ attachment, trauma and distress may result in not yet being equipped to deal with it. Feelings can hurt, but what often hurts more are the things we do to avoid the feeling in the first place.
The struggles in our lives feel overwhelming and impossible to share with others. A wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, PTSD, abuse (recent or historic), self-esteem and low confidence, relationship issues, or health anxiety, also a change in circumstances such as divorce, unemployment or bereavement, could make it more difficult to cope with everyday life.
Although we don’t yet have these skills, doesn’t mean to say that we can’t learn them.
Coming to therapy will support you in exploring and to modelling methods of bringing your feelings under control and give you a space to find your way forward. Together we can work through these difficult feelings and discover the underlying source, we can create a safe, non-judgemental space where you can explore the issues and deal with the feelings and begin feeling them.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my training in counselling while working at the mental health charity, Mind. Throughout my training and client work, I have developed a very intuitive therapeutic style and I am successful in meeting my clients’ many needs through genuine and non-judgemental relating. Listening, compassion, kindness and a place of safety help my clients to find their voice. I offer and model what the client can potentially offer themselves – a mindful attitude of self-love and self-forgiveness.
I have learnt that it is central to be able to gain a clear sense of how people see their world. I have also learnt that creating an environment to help my clients’ feel safe is essential in building an effective relationship. The person walking through the door may feel helpless, but at the same time they may feel that the process of counselling could do them some good, and so they have hope. I believe each of us has the capacity to love and be loved, to have a zest for life, to learn, to grow and to express outward into the world in a positive way.
I have BSc(Hons) at Open University in Psychology, a Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling at Birkbeck University of London and a Diploma (CPCAB) in Integrative Counselling at Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Academy, trainings in DID, PTSD, child sexual abuse, and mental health.
I am an experienced BACP - registered Counsellor. I abide by their code of ethics, have regular clinical supervisions and undergo continual professional development. I have 15 years experience within the charity sector at Mind (including 4 years at Psychotherapy and Counselling Service at Mind), and 4 years at Aurora Foundation Counselling Service for people who have been abused in childhood.
Recently I have been successfully running 12 weeks Psycho-educational Recovery from Trauma groups. The goals are to help the participants to stabilise their internal and external world in the group setting and foster a sense of hope for the future.
As an Integrative Relational practitioner, I can choose from a range of psychological theories allowing us to tailor the best approach for you. I feel that the relationship we create together is absolutely integral to the success of the work.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Perhaps it would be helpful to exchange emails or have a talk on the phone before we meet.
I know that seeking support can feel very daunting, so I take care at the initial session to explain the counselling process, explore your expectations, and needs, get a sense of whether I might be the right person for you and to give time to consider whether we can work together. After this we can commit to a further 6-12 sessions if you have a specific issue you want to work on or a longer open-ended contract for working through more, deeper issues.
I can offer a free 20 minutes telephone consultation. My rate is £60 for 1-2-1 therapy, £90 for couples, and my sessions are 1 hour long. Concessions at therapist’s discretion, I firmly believe that therapy should be readily available for all.
I offer sessions on Wednesdays between 2pm and 8pm and Fridays 9am and 8pm.
I believe trust is central in building a successful therapeutic relationship so I provide a warm, empathic, non-judgemental space where we can explore, in complete confidentiality, whatever has led you to counselling.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available on Wednesdays between 2pm and 8pm, and Fridays between 9am and 8pm.
Types of client