I am an experienced counsellor working in private practise in Hampshire, offering daytime and evening appointments to individual clients age 18+.
I have gained my experience at Reading Lifeline, working with clients with wide range of difficulties including loss, bereavement, infertility, miscarriage, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, family and relationship issues. I have a special interest in working with clients with infertility and those, experiencing difficulty in relationship (as a partner, a spouse, a parent, a sibling) with individuals on Autistic spectrum/ Aspergers.
I am a humanistic counsellor and in my work I integrate various approaches. I will draw on therapy which best suit your needs.
Difficulties you might be experiencing:
Life is full of challenges, uncertainty and losses. Sometimes we can cope with them, at other times these challenges can become overwhelming. We might feel sad and lonely, get caught up in our thoughts and feelings and might not want to talk to family and friends so we don't make them concerned. In times like this, counselling can be helpful.
Many people focus on looking after other people and forget that they are important too; this can lead to feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious and depressed. However, people can often beat themselves up when they priorities their own needs, seeing themselves as selfish, which can lead to feeling of low confidence and self esteem.
How counselling can help:
Therapy can help you to understand yourself better, to broaden the perspective on your situation, to find inner resources to work through a particular issue and to move forward living happier and more meaningful life. I see my role as a facilitator of this process.
Counselling is a time out for you to reconnect with yourself. Taking time to pay attention and acknowledge your thoughts and feelings during therapy and making sense of them increases your self-awareness. This increased self-awareness can bring changes to many aspects of your life: the way you feel about yourself, to your work, relationships, parenting ext., as we connect with others better if we are well connected to ourselves.
What I offer:
I offer a warm, caring and supportive therapeutic relationship in a non-judgmental and confidential environment to explore your feelings, thoughts and situations that are troubling you. I believe that the relationship between a counsellor and client based on mutual trust and respect create conditions for change and growth and it is the key for the therapy to be successful.
I am a registered member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work to their ethical guidelines.
Before I began to work as a counsellor, I had extensive experience of working in education with children and teenagers in different roles including working as a special needs tutor with children in state and private schools, providing practical and emotional support to parents. I am aware of the emotional repercussions of learning difficulties such as dyslexia and autistic spectrum disorder and their life-long legacy for the person and their family.
I am a native speaker of Russian and I can offer therapy in Russian language.
Training, qualifications & experience
- NCFE Level 2 and 3 in Counselling ( Guildford college)
- Foundation Degree in Counselling (University of Greenwich)
- BA Psychology ( Kuban State University, Russia)
- OCR Level 5 Certificate in Teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties ( Helen Ariel Centre, Farnham)
I am an enthusiastic learner and committed to improving the quality of my service by attending regular supervision and participating regularly in training courses.
- Working at relational depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy;
- Supporting clients with unsuccessful pregnancy;
- Working with clients with suicidal thoughts;
- Working with children, victims of peers and siblings sexual abuse;
- Alchemy of relationships.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer support for adjustment to changes: recovery from illness, mobility changes, life changes ext.
Concessions offered for
Please contact me directly to discuss fees.
I offer free 20min consultation on the phone to discuss your issue, to explore what you are hoping to gain from counselling and for both of us to decide what is the best way forward, as it is important to find the right therapist.
Please give me a call or e-mail me and I will get back to you.
I can offer short-term and long term therapy , depending on your needs.
Appointments are available during day time, Monday-Saturday and I have limited spaces in the evening.