I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor. I provide my clients with a confidential, safe and non-judgmental environment where they are encouraged to discuss and explore their problems and any difficult feelings in depth.
Talking about problems and feelings allows people to uncover root causes of their issues, empowers people to find their own ways of coping and to make positive life changes (Mearns, Thorne et al., 2013). Perhaps you feel lost, stuck, hopeless, in pain. You may feel unable to move forward and to live your life as you want to. Using a person-centred counselling approach I will work with you to explore the roots of your suffering, to find your ways through struggles. The ways that would promote healing of your pain, that would enable you to improve your relationships and to become more confident in your abilities. I offer counselling online in English and in Russian languages.
Training, qualifications & experience
Years in Practice: < 2 Years
Memberships: COSCA - Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland.
Training: PGDIP - Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling.
I have always had a passion for listening to people, helping them out. After graduating from Moscow University of Art and Culture, I have experienced a lot of challenging situations in my life and had to learn to cope with all the difficulties. To succeed I went to study to Robert Gordon University, and successfully graduated with a BA in Social Sciences.
For many years I worked in Social Care and was helping people in a local community. I developed a profound interest in human behaviour and factors that affect a person’s cognitive and developmental processes and learned about Person-Cantered counselling. Completing a two-year course in Counselling Skills at the University of Aberdeen enabled me to increase my self-awareness and enhanced my abilities in helping others. At present I have completed my PGDip in Person-Cantered Counselling and established my private practice.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Cost per Sessions: Initial session £30.00, following sessions £40.00.
Pay By: bank transfer, cash.
Concessions offered for
Requests can be made via telephone 07752754138 or email me.
Cancellations, a period of at least *24 hours notice of a change in the appointment time, (if possible) would be appreciated. Please note that *late cancellations or "No Shows" will be charged at the full rate*. Non-attendance due to adverse weather conditions will not be charged.
Issues/Experience - I have worked with individuals 16+, with a variety of issues including; anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, loss, low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress, illness, disability, relationship issues, family issues, anger management, eating disorders, abuse, bullying, addiction, assault, rape, childhood abuse (physical & sexual), study/work related problems and panic attacks.