Gianina Ardeleanu- Working with adults, children and teenagers, MBACP
What brings you here?
What are your struggles?
What keeps you stuck?
Is it a relationship with a loved one? A parent, a child, a partner or a friend?
Is it depression, overwhelming feelings of sadness, loss of joy, sleepless nights, no desire to get out of bed, avoiding friends or family members?
Is it anxiety or panic attacks, intrusive thoughts, constantly worrying, creating worst scenarios?
Is it a sense of not feeling good enough, comparing yourself to others in a negative light, second guessing your actions, feeling judged, having a sense that your existence is a waste of time?
Is it that life feels overwhelming, work is stressful, you can’t get on top of things, you can’t manage everyday life ?
Through my training, clinical work and life experience I have come to appreciate how challenging life is.
We all experience suffering to a greater or lesser extent throughout our lives.
A trained and experienced therapist can help.
Counselling or psychotherapy can shed light on our difficulties and offer a space to share things that have been too hard to bear.
I can help you to identify and highlight areas which are causing you difficulties and help you to develop new ways of thinking, coping and behaving in order to deal with problems and issues, pursue goals and manage the process of change. It is possible for things to shift and for a sense of well-being to re-emerge.
I am trained in a variety of counselling modalities, and alongside talking therapies I can facilitate expression through different art mediums for when there are no words to express what’s going on.
I enjoy working with the imagination and with creativity, facilitating an organic therapeutic process to take place, a process that will be unique to you and your needs.
I have seen in my practice clients greatly improve their emotional well-being by developing insight, new behaviours, self-acceptance and compassion.
Everyone’s counselling needs are different. Some people will only need a few sessions, while others might be needing more long term counselling support.
Through the therapy process you can diminish suffering, overcome adversity and reframe, reduce or eliminate distressing thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Ultimately, this can enhance your emotional well-being and interpersonal relationships.
Your first session
Often clients first come to counselling because they feel like life is getting on top of them and that their usual ways of coping are not working.
Your first session is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and for you to get a sense of how it feels to be in therapy with me.
When we first meet we will explore what brings you to therapy and what are your expectations.
By the end of your first session you will have a clear understanding if therapy is what you need right now and you will be able to decide if I am the right therapist for you. Finding the right therapist is a subjective choice based on whether you feel a sense of rapport and trust with the therapist.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me so we can begin to explore whether I might be that person.
To arrange a first session please contact me by phone or email. If I am not fully booked I will offer you an appointment within 48 hours or less. If I have no availability I might offer you a space on my waiting list or I might suggest you to contact some of my trusted and experienced colleagues. When you first make contact we will figure out together what will work best for both of us.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me. I hope to get the chance to get to know you, too.
Hopefully, the information I have provided has been helpful in informing your decision to pursue therapy and selecting a therapist.
If you have any questions or if there are other things you want to find out more about, feel free to contact me.
i offer on line sessions.
I work with children, teenagers and adults of all ages.
I have got specific training in working with children and teenagers.
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
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
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flexibility throughout the week, early morning sessions or late evening, working at weekends
Types of client