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First Class BSc in Counselling/currently in MSc Psychology

About me

" I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become. “

                   - Carl Gustav Jung- 

Hello and a warm welcome to you. Are you struggling with emotional pain? Psychological suffering can affect every aspect of our life. It impacts on the quality of our relationships, it prevents us from achieving our goals,  and from living up to our true potential. Upsetting, overwhelming and unsettling internal experience can be transformed in therapy, which is my warm invitation for you...

In order to be willing to sail the unchartered waters of one's psyche, it is vital to find a therapist that can be trusted. My primary aim is to facilitate a safe,  empathic  and encouraging space for my clients where psychological pain can be explored and validated without the fear of judgement or rejection. 

I believe there is a solution imminent in every hardship that life throws at us, may it be as simple as compassionate acceptance at times. My role is to guide and to empower my clients on this transformative journey towards the life they desire. 

I was trained in all mainstream therapeutic modalities, so I aim to tailor my approach to the unique needs and goals of each client. 

While facilitating the empathic and non-judgemental environment, where we can focus on here-and-now exploration, counts as the basic healing modality, I utilize various evidence-based interventions and techniques that could allow for the desired therapeutic change.

I tend to encourage psychodynamic exploration of childhood experiences, existential self-reflection, cognitive thought deconstruction, and post-traumatic narrative reframing, to mention but a few. 

I believe that our deep psychological motivation is driven by longing for safety,  love, belonging, and authentic actualization. Human suffering is the individual response to life circumstances that prevent or violate the fulfilment of the basic psychological needs of being loved, safe, acknowledged and understood.

In my therapeutic work, I focus on how psychological pain developed within the context of each client's individual existence,  how is it experienced, how it transpires in everyday living and how it can be transformed, leading to a fuller and more satisfying life. 

Ultimately, I always regard the client’s autonomy and work in accordance with the client’s personality and uniqueness towards the selected therapeutic goals. 

Training, qualifications & experience

ABOUT ME: I am an integrative counsellor based in East London-Hackney Wick, a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and the British Psychological Society. I hold  First Class BSc(Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling from the University of East London,  and am currently completing MSc in Psychology. 

MY EXPERIENCE: Alongside my private practice located only a few minutes from Hackney Wick station, I work in IAPT NHS Talking Therapies where I design and deliver individually tailored treatments for a wide range of psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, eating disorder, psychosis, work-related stress, bullying, distress related to social inequalities, relational problems, addictions, LGBT+ mental health etc.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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

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Fees

From £55.00 to £60.00
Free initial online session

Additional information

Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available, online and in-person in Hackney Wick, East London.

Online counselling: £55

Face-to-face counselling: £60

Concession rates are available.

Further information

I offer a free 20-minutes telephone/ zoom consultation with the focus on the mutual interaction where we can get to know each other and decide if the therapeutic trust is likely to be anticipated. After the initial assessment of the presenting problems, we will discuss the time framework, the therapy goals, including a chance to ask me any questions related to the way I work with my clients or who I am as a therapist.

Natalis Counselling & Psychotherapy, 96B Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5LN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom