Mira Sovakar

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London, Greater London, N1 9RD
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About me

I am an integrative/psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist and offer sessions in English and in German.

I believe that counselling can help make this world a kinder place, and life more manageable. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a diploma in psychodynamic/integrative counselling and am a registered member with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I practice part-time in Islington (London).

I also have over twenty years' experience as a peacebuilder, working in an international context with communities affected by violent conflict and displacement, facilitating dialogue and reconciliation processes. 

I have worked with people on a range of issues, including low self-esteem, working through separation or bereavement, dealing with anxiety, insomnia or low energy and lack of motivation, issues around (aspects of) identity, experience of (childhood) trauma, racism or other forms of discrimination and bullying, abusive relationships, concerns about parenting or trying to conceive, struggling with a diagnosis and self-disclosure, feelings of shame, a sense of uncertainty and fear about the future. 

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 - £70.00

Additional information

I offer sessions for adults (18+) in English and in German, and can dip into Russian, if helpful. If you would like to explore how it may be working with me, please send me a message with your name, phone number and, if possible, a couple of sentences why you are interested in therapy; and we can arrange a free introductory call. 

Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £60-£70. I am happy to meet you in person, online or over the phone, whichever feels best to you.

Further information

Client reflections:

"Therapy is comforting, like a long, deep exhalation." 

"I know now that I am not crazy! I can rely on my own feelings, and have stopped ignoring my instinct." 

"This is the only place where I can express myself, without feeling judged." 

150 Caledonian Road, The Practice Rooms, London, Greater London, N1 9RD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Additional languages

German
Russian

I offer sessions in English and in German. If helpful, I can use Russian during sessions.

Online platforms

Google Meet
Mira Sovakar
Mira Sovakar