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“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf” (Jon Kabat-Zinn)
Facing important changes in your life, experiencing loss, having relationships difficulties? Feeling sad, anxious, stressed, stuck or depressed?
I am here to be alongside you and will endeavour to help you help yourself.
My name is Irina and I am an experienced and qualified therapist. I offer a safe, non-judgemental, compassionate yet stimulating space where you can voice your life experiences and where we will work together to understand them and find a way forward.
I work with adults and children & adolescents, and I particularly specialise and have extensive experience with couples and families (parenting and parent-child relationship issues).
My training in Integrative Relational Psychotherapeutic Counselling means that I draw on a range of different psychotherapeutic methods and pay close attention to the here and now and relationships. I also focus on body-mind connection and use creative interventions, expressive arts, mindfulness, guided meditation and breathing techniques when appropriate and desired by client.
Everyone is unique, and I will work with you according to your individual needs.
I have experience of working with various issues, e.g. Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Bereavement, Abuse, Trauma & PTSD, Parenting, Family Issues, Anger Management, Work related issues, Addictions, Self-Harm, Panic and Phobias.
I believe in choice and human potential for growth, change and accessing a “better” you. Together, we will try to find the meaning and direction in your life and discover self-awareness, wisdom, peace and resilience you already have within you.
“We discover the world in ourselves, and ourselves in the world” (Welwood)
Psychothérapie en français
Anxiété, dépression, problèmes relationnels et familiaux, deuil, abus, traumatisme, panique, phobie, gestion de la colère?
Bonjour. Je m'appele Irina et je suis une psychothérapeute expérimentée. J'exerce aussi en langue française. Merci de m'appeler ou de m'envoyer un email pour plus d'information.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA Hons (1st Class) in Integrative-Relational Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Middlesex University)
- Mindfulness Stress Reduction
- Couple/Relationship Therapy (Post-Graduate Certificate / Relational Change)
- Working with Children in Gestalt way (Play & Arts therapies)
- Building Resilience with Children & Teenagers (Positive Psychology & CBT)
- Creative Interventions & Sand Play
- Dramatherapy & Addictions
- Bereavement and Loss
- Trauma & Body
- Child Protection and Safeguarding Children
- Certificate in Psychology
Alongside my private practice, I have experience facilitating patients support group in the hospital and working as a counsellor in different settings, e.g. NHS, Kingston Women’s Centre and with parents in primary school.
In addition, I have also worked with children from unfavourable backgrounds and additional emotional needs and at Home-Start charity (supporting families experiencing difficulties).
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Adolescents and Children
- Couple relationship difficulties
- Family relationships difficulties
- Life changes and transitions
- Cultural issues
- Personal development
£70.00 - £140.00
I offer a limited number of concession places for people on low or no income, refugees etc. Please contact me for more information.
When I work
Monday to Thursday: morning, daytime and evening, depending on availability.
All enquiries are in strict confidence, without obligation to follow through.
I offer both short-term and long-term therapy.
I'm a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by BACP code of ethical and professional practice. I attend regular clinical supervision, hold professional indemnity insurance as well as enhanced DBS check. I am also trained in First Aid.