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.
I am an experienced therapist with over 5 years of experience. Over the years I have helped people with many issues, including: anxiety, panic disorder, depression, relationship issues, stress, low self-esteem and confidence, loss, issues related to work, studies and identity. I particularly enjoy working with people suffering with any form of anxiety.
If you'd like to know whether I could help you, please, get in touch. I offer a free 20 minute meeting so we can find out a bit more about each other and decide if we are the right fit.
I also offer a brief telephone consultation - up to 20 minutes - if that feels more comfortable.
Research suggests that a good relationship between client and counsellor is one of the most reliable predictors of effective and successful therapy. This is the main reason why I believe it is important to find the right person to help you navigate the path. And as the journey can be challenging at times, creating a supportive environment, built on respect, trust and honesty, is key. When you come to me, you can expect a warm, non-judgemental, confidential and safe space, where any issues can be talked about and worked through. I appreciate that we all make sense of our environment in a unique way and so the style and pace of our work will be tailored to you - your individual aims and needs.
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.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Degree (BSc Hons) in Psychology and Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). I work within BACP’s ethical framework for good practice, receive a regular supervision and follow a programme of continuing professional development to keep my practice up-to-date and to enhance my knowledge.
My style of work is integrative and relational - 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). The core of my work lies in creating a good and trusting relationship. Helping people to fulfil their potential by reconnecting with and building on their strengths and inner resources.
Over the past 5 years I have gained considerable experience working in voluntary, academic and private sector in various settings across South West London.
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.
I also have an extensive experience working in childcare, which gives me a good understanding of family dynamics, parenting and attachment issues.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
From £50 per 50 minute session.
I have a limited number of places that I can offer at a reduced fee for those eligible, please enquire for availability.
I offer a free 20 minute meeting so we can find out a bit more about each other and decide if we are the right fit.
I also offer a brief telephone consultation if that feels more comfortable.
I am also able to offer counselling in Czech language.