Lily Stevanovic (MBACP Registered)
Life is inherently problematic and stressful and we can all find ourselves struggling to deal with the pace of life or certain aspects of our private self. Emotional difficulties are common and can be very draining. This can result in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, feeling disconnected or in compulsive/addictive behaviours. It can affect every area of your life including work and you may find yourself feeling angry, tearful or unable to cope.
At times there is a tangible diagnosis such as clinical depression or post-traumatic stress disorder but more often the problem is less well-defined. Experiences in your past may have left you traumatised and you may still be living with the consequences of this. You may be struggling with your current situation such as financial issues or physical health problems. From working with clients from every corner of the world I understand that cultural and social aspects of our lives can also play a role in our mental health. Whatever may be troubling you, counselling can be used for a deeper exploration of emotional and behavioural issues that stand in the way of you feeling more fulfilled and happy.
I offer a calm, confidential and respectful space in which we can explore problems and difficulties that are interfering with your sense of wellbeing and fulfilment. In this way, you will experience real acceptance and genuineness from me as your counsellor and empathy for you and how you experience your world. I will not be judging you. You will not be diagnosed and you are the ultimate expert on your own feelings and emotions. I offer person-centred counselling to adults and young people around a range of issues including: anxiety, depression, loss/bereavement, self-confidence, childhood traumas, lack of direction in life, child related issues, parenting issues. The space is there for exploration, insight, understanding, change and growth; to share what feels enormously difficult, but it can also involve lightness and humour which is an integral part of coming to terms with hardships and loss and it has potential to heal. The developing relationship and trust between us is highly important and I would encourage you to come for an initial session to see how we get on. How do you feel in the room with me? Is there a flow and understanding? Ultimately it is your choice and you have the right to find a counsellor that suits you and your needs. I am also happy to initially consult over the phone or by email.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a counsellor in London for the past 14 years. I have extensive training and experience in working with clients covering a wide range of issues and from different socio economic and cultural/ethnic backgrounds. I initially started working with primary school age children and moved on to working with young people and adult clients. For the past 10 years I have been working for a leading children’s mental health charity, as an adult counsellor with parents/carers supporting them with: depression, relationship issues, domestic abuse, anxiety, separation/divorce, confidence issues, bereavement/loss, adoption, children’s behavioural issues, children with special needs and many other.
- Individual counselling to adults and young people
- Individual and group supervision for counsellors
In the past I worked for Place2Be offering counselling to primary school age children (2003-2004) and Space KC in Earl’s Court (2004-2007) as an adolescent and adult counsellor. I have also worked as a clinical supervisor for Hounslow Bereavement Services (2011- 2012). I currently work in private practice providing counselling to clients alongside 1:1 supervision.
- Diploma in Integrative Clinical Supervision (2011-2012)
- Diploma in Practitioner Counselling (2004-2006)
- Introduction to Art Therapy (2006)
- Advanced Certificate in Counselling (2003-2004)
- Certificate in Counselling Primary School Children (2003)
- Introduction to Counselling (2003)
Most recent training
- Motivational Interviewing
- Sacred Body – Animal Body (Somatic experiencing workshop based on Peter Levine’s work)
- Anger All Angles (Guy Gladstone)
- Recognising and Working with Shame (Christiane Sanderson)
- Registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and listed on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I regularly attend Continued Professional Development trainings and conferences in order to keep up to date with new developments in counselling practice and maintain the requirements of registration. I have full professional indemnity insurance. I undertake regular supervision to ensure that my work remains ethical and competent.
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
Counselling £50-£60 (50min session)
Supervision £65 (1hr session)
I offer some concessions for students and those on low incomes - please enquire.