Julia Dvinskaya

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MA, Reg. MBACP (Accred), MPABC
Available for new clients
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West London W6 & London NW1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

When you seek counselling and therapy I am here to help. Relationship difficulties, anxious feelings, thoughts and patterns can block your ability to be in charge of your life, make decisions and face your life tasks.

I offer both individual and couple/relationships counselling.

We will work on your current life struggles, life events, encounters and relationships. In a safe and confidential environment, we'll explore what has brought you to this moment, what can you do now, and what it is that you want and hope for in your future.

Light may be shed on unconscious feelings, thoughts and behaviour patterns and so they can be consciously worked on. I will listen without judging, and we will explore, plan steps and review regularly.

My website will tell you more about my work and how we will work together.

We may use some helpful tools: building your life chart that shows your biography steps, turning points, critical periods and events from childhood until now and into your future. Where appropriate we may use images, colour, breathing and movement.

Questions of:

  • anxiety
  • relationships, marriage, separation, divorce
  • guilt, shame 
  • parenting, pre-natal and post-natal
  • expectations, commitment
  • sleeping problems
  • eating disorders
  • illness, loss
  • fears, anger and hurt
  • cross cultural differences
  • decision making
  • low self-esteem
  • burn out, stress

All these are real questions, they can be helped when you face them, in a safe and confidential environment.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

After university and postgraduate studies, I worked in teaching and pedagogical science. Knowledge of a child's development/stages of childhood allows me now to work with the whole range of issues that present themselves in a distressed adult. What helps or hinders our development and health?

In addition to my mainstream degree and MA, I am a qualified Waldorf Teacher.

In 2009 I gained a Diploma in Biographical Counselling, which gave me highly professional and thorough training and client experience. The training is BACP accredited, www.biographicalcounselling.co.uk

I have been working as a counsellor for several years, including three years in Rome. Now back in London, my practice is set in West and in Central London.

I hold professional insurance and in my work, I abide by the ethics and code of practice of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I also offer counselling in the Russian language.

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.

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Biography work/life story for individuals and groups
  • Marriage Coaching
  • Sleeping patterns, insomnia
  • Dreams
  • Identity
  • Cultural differences and integration
  • Spiritual questions


Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fees - During our initial phone conversation we'll discuss the fees and work out a way for your budget and circumstances. Discounts for students.

How long is the session? - The usual length of a session is 55 minutes. Sometimes 1 hour and 30 min works out better for the process. For couples I recommend 1 hour and 30 min.

How often? - A good pace for counselling process is once a week, but other regular rhythms to suit you are possible.

When I work

Morning, daytime and some evenings.

Further information

I work with clients face to face, on Skype or over the phone.

If counselling is required for someone who cannot travel due to old age/mobility problems.

Cancellation policy: 48 hours. Email or text me to cancel/reschedule the session.

Email me with your questions at this stage, to make an appointment or to arrange time for an informal chat over the phone.

51 Queen Caroline Street, West London, W6 9QL

35 Park Road, Marylebone, London, NW1 6XT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Julia Dvinskaya
Julia Dvinskaya