Jana Haragalova MA, HCPC, MBACP (Accred)
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.
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.
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.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
Health and Care Professions Council
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Childhood sexual abuse
- 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.
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.