Gianina Ardeleanu- Working with adults, children and teenagers, MBACP
Talking with family and friends it doesn't help or it's not an option? Therapy can offer you the support you need at a time when maybe you feel stuck and unhappy in relationships, within yourself and life in general.
I am therapist who works with adults of all ages, who might experience depression, anxiety, panic attacks, parenting difficulties, relationship problems and many other unwanted thoughts and feelings.
I also work with children and young people and I have specific training for this client group.
Working with adults
Therapy might help with whatever you're going on right now. You might be overwhelmed with worries, having difficulties in engaging with your children, maybe your family life is affected or your relationship with your partner is deteriorating.You might experience stress at work or you might be struggling with depression or anxiety.
I have a special interest in working with parents in learning new skills in managing parenting and the stress and overwhelming feelings that being a parent can bring.
In my practice, I see many adults who still pay the price of past unhealthy relationships with parents. If you feel that feeling stuck, sad, unhappy, lacking self-esteem and confidence, always trying to please others, always getting into destructive relationships in your life, might be a consequence of relating to your parents or because of adverse childhood experiences, get in touch.
Whatever is going on, I might be able to help. My way of working with adults is by offering a safe space for you to explore past or present experiences, but also my focus is on helping you to learn strategies and interventions to manage and to cope with whatever life brings your way.
Working with children
For many young children (4-11 years old), their language is play. Through play, children express their thoughts and feelings, make sense of their inner world and of what's going on around them, they can learn to integrate, process and move on. I can enable your child to give a voice to powerful, and maybe destructive and unbearable feelings and thoughts. I work with children who experience outbursts of anger at home or at school, bullying, exam anxiety, sadness and low mood. Counselling can help your child to be more confident and resilient, improving on self-worth and self-esteem.
Working with teenagers
When working with teenagers, some of them will engage with art materials like paint or sand, but most of them they just want to talk and to be listened. Being a teenager presents with so many challenges - difficult relationships with parents and peers, exam stress and anxiety, pressure from school and social media, identity crisis. For a young person, therapy can be a safe heaven in a harsh world, where they feel that no one can understand them, and no one is in their corner. For a young person, to have someone in their corner, like a therapist, can make the difference between feeling all alone and overwhelmed by powerful, sometimes destructive, thoughts and feelings, and feeling contained, valued, supported and empowered to grow in a person that's confident, resilient and brave to challenge himself/herself and the world around.
Therapy can change your life, or the life of your child. Please don't hesitate to give me a ring and discuss your needs. I am here to help you, just a phone call away. Reach out!
I work under the BACP Ethical Framework and under close clinical supervision. It means that you can be assured that I will always work in your best interests and that my services meet the required expectations for good practice. I am committed to continuous professional development and I attend training days and conferences on an ongoing basis, in order to further enhance my skills and to be up-to-date with the research in the counselling field.
I offer a safe and confidential space where you can explore past and present experiences, thoughts and feelings. Depending on the presenting issues, I can help you to manage better and to cope with whatever adversities come your way.
When there are no words to express your world, I can help you give a voice to those overwhelming and unbearable, painful thoughts and feelings using art interventions.
Therapy can change lives and it's a joint effort between therapist and client to achieve positive outcomes.
Together we can find a way forward, no matter what struggles you are facing. If you are reading these lines, it might be that you are ready for change. Why wait?
Give me a ring and arrange a first session to see how counselling can help.
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
£60/session in London
£50/session in Borehamwood
£50/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|