Gorazd Valjavec, MA Integrative counsellor, MBACP
Having time and space for an inward journey can feel increasingly difficult to find. We have surrounded ourselves with very efficient and responsive technological environment yet we forget to nourish the space for inner dialogue and self care. Online counselling can bring these two worlds together and offer a unique therapeutic space and accessibility.
I’m an Integrative counsellor offering online counselling to adults. Working in an integrative manner allows me to adapt my approach to your individual needs. I offer treatment for a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, burnout and relationship issues.
“We men and women are all in the same boat, upon a stormy sea. We owe to each other a terrible and tragic loyalty.“
As a counsellor, and a client, I have come to realise that in order for a therapeutic change to take place one needs to feel understood, accepted and genuinely cared for, in the most difficult of circumstances. Empathy and connectedness form a base for a counselling relationship. We are perfectly imperfect and this acceptance guides us throughout adversity and offers a stepping stone towards positive change.
In my practice, I take the time to listen closely to your needs and tailor our sessions to meet you where you currently are. Through our work together we will move towards greater understanding of your past and its impact on your life today, this depth of work allows for greater self acceptance and more control over the decisions you make in your life. Our sessions will be spent working to increase your self awareness while strengthening your capacity to fully engage with the world. Together we will expand your resilience by unpacking the feelings and thoughts that bring you discomfort, leading to a more authentic and transparent experience of yourself.
Integrative counselling brings together different therapeutic approaches and provides a tailored interpersonal space where appreciation of your cultural context plays an integral part. The sessions are also encouraged to be used creatively with storytelling, photography, music and dreams..
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Integrative Counselling- London Metropolitan University
Trainee Counsellor at Wandsworth Carers’ Centre, 10/2010- 6/2012
Wandsworth and Westminister Mind, 9/2016- 1/2019
Private practice 1/2019- Present
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
First session includes an assesment of presenting difficulties and gives us an opportunity to agree on the type and lenght of counselling.
First session free, 40£ thereafter
Length of session is 50 minutes
Low income rates subject to availability