Gianina Ardeleanu- Working with adults, children and teenagers, MBACP
You clicked on my profile- what made you do this?
At a glance, what made you think that I can help you?
Choosing a therapist can be daunting. So many to choose from, hundreds of profiles and pages and pages of bombarding information.
Not an easy decision to make, and I know this from my own experience of being a client.
I'll keep it simple about me, no unnecessary jargon.
I work with children, teenagers and adults. I offer parenting coaching. I don't work with couples.
I mainly work with clients that are experiencing anxiety and depression, sometimes caused by present or past events, sometimes caused by toxic relationships.
Unreasonable expectations from significant figures in ones life, or past trauma and experiences that left them in a state of fear, helplessness and feeling unsafe can trigger overwhelming and powerful feelings of anxiety and/or depression, as well as having an impact on self worth, confidence and self esteem.
Through therapy I can help you to develop self awareness around triggers and to explore and challenge own self beliefs that might be outdated, but still destructive. Working together to achieve your therapeutic goals will be done in a confidential space, with you in mind, respecting and embracing your unique needs in the context of your story.
Most clients when they come to see me are terrified about what they are feeling. They might think that something is wrong with them or that they might be broken. They live in a constant state of fear about when the next panic attack will be or fearing that depression will never leave them. Working with me is also about informing you how anxiety and depression operates, what's going on in your brain when you get overwhelmed and what strategies you can use to manage and minimise the devastating impact that anxiety and depression might have on your day to day life.
I have got specific training in working with children and teenagers, using play and art interventions to facilitate expression, understanding and integration of presenting issues. I can help your child if he/she is struggling with anxiety, exam stress, bullying, anger, self- harm and many other unwanted thoughts and feelings.
I also offer emotional coaching for students that are taking GCSE exams and A Levels.
I don't know if I am the right therapist for you. You don't know either unless you give me a ring or send me an email to have a little chat about what's going on for you and to discuss together how I might help you.
Something made you click on my profile. Follow that instinct. Make contact!
I look forward to hearing from you!
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- IATE Diploma in Counselling Children
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
- IATE Certificate in Counselling Children and Adolescents using the arts
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- changes in pregnancy
- getting ready to become parents
- attachment focused antenatal care
- counselling from a neuroscience perspective
- childhood fear and sadness
- childhood trauma
- inner child
- nurturing an attachment between mother/father and foetus
£70/session in London WC1E 6HH & SE1 1HR
£60/session in Borehamwood WD6
£60/session Skype or telephone
Appointments cancelled at less than 48 hrs notice are charged for.
If you arrive late for a session we will end at the scheduled time due to other clients’ appointments.
I offer open-ended sessions that continue for as long is necessary to resolve the issues you’re dealing with.
I have a special interest in working with childhood fear and sadness, and also in traumatic relationships with important others in your life. The way you engage with people in your life it is a reflection of learned behaviours. If you are unhappy in romantic relationships or find it difficult to form meaningful connections, you don't have many friends or you find it hard to trust people, let's explore this together and learn new ways of being with others.
Do you feel insecure in relationships, always fearing that people don't like you or you feel that you don't deserve to be liked, do you lack a sense of worth, self esteem and confidence? Let me help you by exploring together different aspects of yourself, by trying to accept yourself and integrate your experiences in a more positive manner.
Do you feel that being a parent is the most challenging experience in your life? Do you have your child/children's best interests at heart, but sometimes it feels that whatever you do or say it's not good enough? Do you feel as you're failing as a parent? Is your relationship with your partner affected by different parenting styles? Call me and arrange a meeting to see how we can move things forward.
You just had a child, but it feels like a struggle to enjoy motherhood. Do you feel sad or overwhelmed by emotions, tearful and on the edge? You might experience post natal depression. Call me and let's work through this together. If the symptoms are too intense and you feel that you or your baby is at immediate risk of serious harm, please call 999, go to the nearest A&E or visit your GP.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
flexibility throughout the week, early morning sessions or late evening, working at weekends
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|