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 www.mylifeandicounselling.com will tell you more about Biographical counselling and how we could 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.
- relationships, marriage, separation, divorce
- anxiety, guilt
- 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 child's development/stages of childhood allow 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 a 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 Russian language.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Biography work/life story for individuals and groups
Sleeping patterns, insomnia
Cultural differences and integration
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.
morning, day time and some evenings
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 email@example.com with your questions at this stage, to make an appointment or to arrange time for an informal chat over the phone.