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I am a friendly and experienced individual and group psychotherapist practicing in East, Central and North London and I offer a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space to explore troubled past and present experiences.
My aim is to establish a warm, collaborative, supportive, working relationship with you by helping you to explore what has brought you to therapy and how your earlier life experiences and relationships may have affected you in the present, preventing you to fully access your creativity and spontaneity, all your strengths in order to live a fulfilled and balanced life.
Madalina is highly accomplished psychotherapist with over 17 years experience helping individuals and couples overcoming wide range of difficulties.
I hold a passion for enabling clients to identify and utilise their inner capacity to positively change the problematic aspects of their lives. I help clients identify problem thinking and behaviour, which contributes to personal blocks and relationship problems. I can show you how to implement effective strategies, which can result in improved personal wellbeing and fulfilment, the confidence to identify and achieve your life goals, the ability to enjoy better communication and understanding in relationships and how to build a stronger capacity to manage challenging life situations.
I help both individuals and couples to address a wide range of issues including:relationship issues, stress, anxiety, depression, social confidence, self-confidence, career and life change, feeling stuck and directionless, identity issues and/or negative self-image, sexuality, life changes, PTSD, trauma, abuse, sexual abuse, bereavement and loss, fertility, antenatal and postnatal difficulties, eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuse/dependence, bi-polar disorder, borderline personality disorder, personality disorder, forensic, spirituality.
I have developed my clinical expertise in a range of settings including: private practice, NHS hospital outpatients and psychiatric inpatients, day centres, and therapeutic communities and residential drug and alcohol centres.
I have designed and run several workshops on a variety of personal development issues including: Social/interpersonal skills development, managing difficult people, manage work relationships, stress management, anger management, team building, eating disorder, alcohol and drug rehabilitation. I have trained staff in a range of settings on management of trauma, abuse, addiction, eating disorder and relapse prevention.
I am a qualified psychotherapist and hold a Diploma in Individual and Group Psychodrama psychotherapy, a BSc (Hons) in Psychology with Sociology. I am a registered member of the UKCP and BPA.
My therapeutic approach is a proactive and interactive integrative psychotherapy, which draws upon and informs a range of therapeutic models including: CBT, psychodynamic, systemic, person centred, transactional analysis, gestalt, existential and coaching approaches.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP, BPA accredited group and individual integrative psychotherapist.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
The fee for group integrative psychotherapy is calculated according to income bands with the minimum fee being £35 per session and the maximum fee being £50 per session (these fees are an average cost per session based on 44 weeks of therapy divided over 12 months).
The fee for individual psychodrama psychotherapy is calculated according to income bands with the minimum fee being £60 per session and the maximum fee being £100 per session.
Please contact me as soon as possible to let me know if you would like to cancel an appointment. Cancellations with less than 48 but more than 24 hours’ notice are usually charged at half price.
Regrettably, cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice before the appointment or non-attended appointments without any prior notice are charged at the full price.
If your choice of contacting me is via phone, please know that hidden numbers will not be answered.
Concessions offered for
Integrative psychotherapy works because it gets people moving, talking, and involved in their treatment.
It assists individuals to:
- re-examine their current life situations, their past, their social networks and cultural context
- generate new perspectives on particular events or situations
- develop fresh responses to entrenched relationship dynamics
- prepare for future situations in which they wish to function with a greater degree of flexibility, vitality and immediacy
- bring together action, insight and 'here and now' experience as they engage with life
- enlarge perceptions of themselves and others
It assists groups to:
- examine themselves and constructively work through the dynamics of group life
- recognize patterns of interaction and interpersonal dynamics
- investigate both the formal and informal relationship
- networks and recognize their collective functioning and make informed decisions about changing group norms.
Here are 12 reasons psychodynamic psychotherapy (psychodrama) works.
1. Teaches Problem Solving
Acting out future or past situations with others can help you solve problems together. You will have the opportunity to help other people answer questions beyond your own.
2. Opens Perspective on Situations
We all see the world differently. When you experience a situation together, everyone is going to have a different story to tell. A fresh view might be the one thing you need to understand parts of your life.
3. Prepares for Future Settings
Acting out scenarios is a way to prepare you for future situations by providing the tools needed to successfully conquer it.
4. Makes it Easier to Discuss the Past
I often wonder how I could ever explain my past. There are so many layers to my story that words are not always enough. Psychodrama therapy goes beyond words. It allows you to share the past in an entirely different way, and that makes it so much easier.
5. Allows You to Re-examine the Past
The past can be painful, but we often have to return to it to move forward in life. Re-examining the past can be a healing experience that will open your eyes to a different view.
6. Creates Several Scenarios for Present Choices
In the early years of therapy, I often asked myself, “What now?” and “Where do I go from here?” You can take your questions to psychodrama therapy, and everyone can act out several scenarios. As you watch the situations played out in front of you, you can decide what to do next.
7. Boosts Self-Esteem
Recovering from an addiction means starting over. You struggle to put the pieces of your life back together, and self-esteem is often the first thing to go. Working with others, building relationships, and healing wounds are ways psychodrama therapy repairs damaged self-esteem.
8. Gets Patients Involved in Their Own Therapy
You literally get to work through your problems and struggles; you are in control of the story.
9. Creates a Safe Environment to Work through Problems
Psychodrama therapy is a safe place to express yourself through movement, words, and emotions. At first it will feel awkward, but as you watch others perform, you will begin to get comfortable with who you are and who the people are around you.
10. Connects People Together
Life experiences bond humans together, and performing situations is a way to create memories.
11. Helps Patients Understand Each other on a Deeper Level
When someone shares a story with you, you imagine it in your mind, but what if you could live it? As you act out the parts of someone else’s life, you get to see how it played out.
12. Is an Entertaining Way to Bring Experiences to Life
Psychodrama therapy is fun. It gets your body moving, your emotions flowing, and your brain working hard. You will cry, laugh, and feel angry, and at the end you will be happy you came. You will look forward to the days you get to act, develop friendships, and answer life questions in a creative way. Psychodrama therapy is a way to heal, feel, and grow as an individual.
Integrative psychotherapy a can be a powerful experience. Because it is an active, “real-time” therapy, psychodrama can be an empowering alternative to traditional talk therapy.
It can help people:
- Improve their relationships and communication skills
- Overcome grief and loss
- Restore confidence and well-being
- Enhance learning and life skills
- Express their feelings in a safe, supportive environment
- Experiment with new ways of thinking and behaving