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Jana Haragalova MA, HCPC, MBACP (Accred)

London, SW2 1BZ
07957 675028 07957 675028 Registered / Accredited

About me

Hi, I'm Jana.  I believe people enter therapy because they want positive change.

In my eyes, therapy helps when it is difficult to see anything clearly around you, it can empower you to make change happen, starting from within. It is a journey of personal discovery, so why not give it a go...

I always aim to create a supportive, confidential and non judgmental environment where you feel listened to,  to bring whatever you wish to work on whether it is relationship difficulties, anxiety, life/work stress or impact of traumatic past.

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.

My Approach.

I strongly believe in clients’ ownership of therapy. The client has the answers for her/his questions and problems and I provide a creative environment and a guidance to the place where he/she can discover them more easily.

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 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.

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, and leave a voicemail message if there is no reply, I will call you back when it is convenient for you.

I offer individual long and short term psychotherapy and counselling in South London- Brixton and online (zoom). I practice Integrative Psychotherapy. This is a multi-model approach, combining various schools of thought and therapy practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered and accredited BACP member
  • Registered Art Therapist/Psychotherapist (HCPC)
  • 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 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 of working with clients with diverse issues in a variety of settings including NHS mental health services (acute mental health setting), community counselling services and a specialist service for trauma survivors.

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Rape
  • Sexual violence

I often invite clients to use different art media in the session – draw/paint, sandtray figures, clay, movement, sound. No previous experience with the arts necessary. This is always an open invitation not a requirement.

Therapies offered

  • Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
  • Arts therapies
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

Initial 20 minute phone consultation - Free.

£70 - £80 per individual 50 minutes session.

If you have any questions or to discuss any concerns, please get in touch.

49 Effra Road
Brixton
London
SW2 1BZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages English, Czech, Slovakian

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Evening and afternoons available.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Jana Haragalova MA, HCPC, MBACP (Accred)

Jana Haragalova MA, HCPC, MBACP (Accred)