Integrative Counsellor/ Psychotherapist,
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Welcome to my profile,
Thank you for taking time to read about me. My name is Marek Dvonc and I am registered and BACP accredited Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist. I completed Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling in 2012, Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) 2016 and Diploma in Trauma 2018. Practicing over ten years, I have developed various ways of working therapeutically with a wide range of difficulties my clients find challenging to manage.
I commenced therapeutic work with adults in 2011-13 at the Centre for Better Health, counselling children in 2013 at the Place2be, and adults at Richmond Borough Mind in 2015-21. Presently, I work in private practice since 2017. My therapeutic work is different from other practitioners as each therapist has their unique way of working. I am here to support you with your challenges and look for ways of making them manageable.
We will explore their origin and impact they have on you now. Sometimes, I might invite you to do a homework in between the sessions, that would enable us to gain deeper understanding of certain difficulties and how you can learn to manage them. I see therapy as a collaborative process in which both of us will be working together in a confidential and non-judgemental place towards anything you would like to work through until you feel empowered and content with the work we have done.
Therapy is very individual and therefore you are a person who can choose a therapist you feel most comfortable with.
How do I work?
Therapeutic work varies, which means, that one approach may not be suitable for everyone. All of our needs differ from one another and therefore one approach may help some people more than others. I tailor my Integrative approach of working to your individual needs and wants you would like to work on in therapy right from the beginning. First and foremost, we need to outline the difficulties you find challenging and then we will explore their origin and impact they cause you for our further therapeutic work ahead. This of course requires a meticulous assessment of your challenges we would be able to go through more in-depth in the initial consultation and monitor progress as any drawbacks throughout the course of therapy.
I also offer CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), which I use with individuals who would like to understand their behaviours and negative thoughts, that are holding them back from moving on in their lives. Working collaboratively, we would be able to explore different areas of your life you have been finding difficult to manage. Perhaps, this might be still affecting you now, (in adulthood), and you are finding it impossible to voice yourself or be able to do things because you can not see way out of your predicament. One of the obstacles are, "Negative thoughts", we would be able to look at more closely to get a better sense of what might be happening for you in different situations as to what may be holding you back when you need to express your needs or simply feel good about yourself in whatever situation you find yourself in.
Training, qualifications & experience
As mentioned above I have worked with a range of presenting difficulties such as: Anxiety, Bereavement, Bullying, Confidence, Couples, Career, Depression, Emotional Abuse, Identity Problems, Low Self esteem, LGBT, Relationships, Social Phobias, Sexuality, Suicidal ideations, Stress, Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Work relates issues, Sex Problems, Sex Addiction.
Integrative Approach- Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Humanistic, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Gestalt Therapy, EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), Solution Focused Brief Therapy,
- Diploma in Trauma Therapy, (2018)
- Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), (2016)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, (2012)
- Certificate in Counselling Studies, (2011)
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Individual therapy, face to face/ online: £50- 50min.
Couples: £60 - 60min. £80 - 90min.
Concessions are available upon request.
When I work
Monday/ Tuesday/ Friday 9am to 6pm
Please feel free to check evening availability.