Jana Haragalova

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London, SE26
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About me

I believe people enter therapy because they want positive change and therapy can empower them to make that change happen, starting from within, with a journey of personal discovery. Embarking on this journey of potential transformation could however feel vulnerable and uncertain.  Whether it is confusion, unease, pain or deep despair that brings you to therapy you would be warmly welcome. I will provide a supportive, confidential and non judgmental environment where you feel listened to and able to bring whatever you wish to work on whether it is relationship difficulties, anxiety, life/work stress, identity crisis or impact of traumatic past. 

I strongly believe in clients’ ownership of therapy. I provide a creative environment and guidance to the place where you can discover your own answers to the questions and problems which trouble you. There is no 'one-size-fits-all' and by having a range of perspectives to draw on, I am better equipped to work with the specific needs of each individual person. Each person is different and deserves to be fully met and respected for their diversity and uniqueness.

My Approach.
I practice Integrative Psychotherapy. This is a multi-model approach, combining various schools of thought and therapy practice. I resonate with the Gestalt psychotherapy approach emphasizing the continuous creative process in therapy and the importance of contact and dialogue in the present moment. My approach is also informed by the Attachment theory and the understanding of the importance of our early family relationships.

I offer an opportunity for the client to reflect creatively on her/his/their issues. I believe that creativity can provide a new perspective on old problems and patterns, it can help to express feelings deeply buried, forgotten or not easily understood and can introduce flow to the areas where the client feels stuck. I often invite clients to use different art media in the session – draw/paint, sandtray figures, clay, movement, and sound. No previous experience with the arts is necessary. This is always an open invitation, not a requirement.

I am a trauma informed therapist, sensitive to the impact of traumatic experiences clients may bring to therapy. I use aspects of trauma psychoeducation to empower clients to work through difficult and life changing experiences.

I have experience working with clients with diverse issues in a variety of settings including NHS mental health services, community counselling services and specialist services for survivors of sexual violence and abuse.

Getting Started.

I offer an initial 20 minute phone consultation for free, providing you with an opportunity to ask any questions you may have without any obligations.

Please get in touch by email or phone,  leave a voicemail message if there is no reply. I will get back to you usually within 24hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered and accredited BACP member
  • Registered Art Therapist/Psychotherapist (HCPC)
  • Diploma in Creative Approaches to Supervision (The London Centre for Psychodrama)
  • MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy - Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE), London Metropolitan University
  • Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts (IATE)
  • Counselling Skills Certificate (IATE)
  • CATT Level 2 practitioner (Certificate LUNA)

I continue my professional development with an ongoing CPD programme and a regular supervision.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Rape
  • Sexual violence and exploitation

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Fees

£70.00 - £85.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • Cigna

Additional information

Initial 20 minute phone consultation - Free.

£70-85 per individual 50 minute client session depending on individual circumstances and availability

£80 per 60 minute supervision session

When I work

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Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Additional languages

English, Czech

Online platforms

Skype
Microsoft Teams

Supervision

In person
Online

Creative supervision to enhance your professional practice. Monthly or fortnightly face-to-face sessions in Southeast London.

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Jana Haragalova
Jana Haragalova