Kamila Markusova - BSc (Hons) Psych; Dip.Couns.; Registered Member BACP (MBACP)
Hello and warm welcome! There may be many reasons why you are reading this. Perhaps you are feeling low, depressed, anxious, confused, overwhelmed, betrayed, angry, or simply stuck. I understand that first steps towards finding help can feel unsettling or even daunting. The good news is, that by having a look around, you are already on your way.
Some of the issues I have successfully helped my clients with in the past include: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, issues related to relationships, work / studies and identity and cultural issues.
Research suggests that a good relationship between client and counsellor is one of the most reliable predictors of effective and successful therapy. This is one of the reasons why I believe it is important to find the right person to help you navigate the path. Another reason is that the journey can be difficult or even painful at times and so creating an appropriate environment, where we can work alongside each other, is key. In my practice, you will be met with a warm, supportive, confidential and safe space, where any issues can be talked about and looked into in more detail. It is important to me that our relationship is built on trust, respect and honesty.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more, give me a call, or drop me an email. I will be happy to hear from you.
The next step will be arranging our first meeting, which lasts around 50 mins. In the first session we will discuss what brings you to therapy; in brief, your past and current history and your aims and expectations. I will also be able to answer any additional questions and discuss my style of work. The first session is non-obligatory, because I believe that the relationship between the client (you) and the therapist (myself) is key, I like to give you time to decide whether we will go ahead with more sessions.
I also offer a brief telephone consultation - up to 20 minutes - if that feels more comfortable.
My style of work is integrative - this means that I am able to draw upon various theoretical approaches and therapeutic techniques, such as psychodynamic, person-centred and solution-focused theories, including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). I work on long-term and opened ended as well as short-term and time-limited bases. All according to your needs and circumstances.
Thank you for visiting and I look forward to hearing from you!
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified integrative therapist and a registered member of the BACP (MBACP).
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).
My integrative training means that I am able to draw upon various therapeutic and counselling approaches and techniques, such as psychodynamic, person-centred and CBT.
I am committed to my continual professional development (CPD) and enjoy staying up to date with the new advances as well as the current issues within the field.
- BSc (Hons) in Psychology
- Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Certificate of Achievement in Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT
My recent experience includes working as an associate counsellor at Kingston University and as a counsellor in a busy NHS Medical Centre / GP surgery, awarded an outstanding rating for its counselling services in a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.
Over the past 5 years I have gained a considerable experience working in voluntary, academic as well as private sector in various settings across South West London.
I also have an extensive experience working in childcare, which gives me a good understanding of family dynamics, parenting and attachment issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Starting from £50 per 50 minute session.
I offer concessions / reduced fees for those eligible, please enquire for availability.
Our first session will be a an assessment session. This gives us both the opportunity to find out more about each other, your reasons for coming and my style of work. The assessment session lasts around 50 minutes and is charged at £50, or our agreed rate.
I also offer a free short telephone consultation, where I am happy to answer any questions as well as discuss the way I work.
I am also able to offer counselling in Czech language.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Current availability Thursdays and Fridays. Limited availability Monday - Wednesday evenings.
Types of client