Dip Couns, MBACP, Bsc
Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently
verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.
Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.
I hold the view that each of our difficulties or crises is an opportunity for bringing about a positive change and growth. I am committed to providing guidance and therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and help you to live in a more fulfilling way.
I am a BACP Registered Counsellor and I see clients in my private practice in Bethnal Green where I offer therapy for individuals. I provide both short-term focused or long-term in depth therapy and I work face to face.
I see clients from all walks of life and have experience in helping clients with the following difficulties: anxiety, attachment and relationship issues, bereavement, burnout and career, depression, issues concerning culture and identity, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, loss of meaning, panic attack, personal development, realising one’s potential, stress and trauma.
I base my approach on the psychosynthesis model, which is a therapeutic approach that focuses on personal growth and development as well as individual’s psychological past. Just as childhood affects our present life, it also influences our vast human potential for healing and change. This method of therapy can be understood as a humanistic and transpersonal approach as it integrates many aspects of the human experience that comprises spiritual, emotional, cognitive, and physical aspects.
In my approach, I consider the whole person—the body, mind, feelings and spirit—and take into consideration all forms of human needs—from the basic psychological needs of security, love, relationships, respect and recognition to the need for meaning, higher values and self-actualisation.
In my work, along with dialogue, I use many simple and effective psychosynthesis techniques such as guided imagery, visualisation, inner dialogue, drawing and journal keeping.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling, and UKCP Level 3 Certificate in Integrative Counselling Studies. Prior to my training in counselling, I received BSc in Psychology and Social Anthropology from Roehampton University.
My background is in a charity sector and NHS; I have experience working with children and adults with complex health conditions, helping them identify what is most important for them to achieve is a good life and ensure that the support they receive is designed and coordinated around their desired outcomes. In my previous roles, I have worked with people of varied ages and ethnicities suffering with mental health problems, supporting them to live more independently and be part of their community.
I am originally from the Czech Republic and have been living and working in the UK for the last 19 years. I am of Slovak and Hungarian descent, and I incorporate cultural sensitivity and diversity into my work.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
1st session (assessment) £35
Subsequent session: Face-to-face £60 and Online £50
When I work
Face-to-face session - I am available Tuesdays evening after 6pm.
Online sessions - I am available Wednesdays evening after 6pm.
My Bethnal Green practice is within easy reach of Shoreditch, Bethnal Green and Cambridge Heath underground station and a short bus ride from Liverpool Street station.