Following the most recent government guidelines about coronavirus advising social distancing, I now offer phone or online sessions.
I work with people who, at some point in their life, find it difficult to cope on their own with problems they encounter in living. I offer both time-limited and open-ended therapy, depending on the concerns that bring you to counselling. These may vary in nature and intensity and can be experienced as anxiety, relationship or family issues, panic, feeling sad, confused or depressed. My primary concern in therapy is to create a warm and respectful relationship that would help you to feel safe to express your concerns as openly as you can. I do not diagnose, appraise or judge. Rather, I try to understand the story you tell about your problems so that we can find new ways of understanding and coping with difficulties and distress. My approach is informed by various bodies of therapeutic knowledge, all of which emphasise the importance of collaborative work towards achieving greater clarity about your experiences, values and what you are prepared to do to live a more meaningful and satisfying life.
With my former academic interest in social anthropology/cultural studies and my personal experience of living in different cultures, I developed a keen interest in how people negotiate their complex feeling of belonging and reshape their sense of identity. I enjoy working with people from diverse cultural background, and I offer therapy in English as well as in Serbian, Bosnian or Croatian.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of having therapy with me, get in touch by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (07910 56 96 06) so that we can arrange our initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA and MA in Social Anthropology (University of Belgrade)
- PhD in Cultural Studies (University of Birmingham)
- Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (Metanoia Institute, London)
- BSc (Hons) in Reflective Therapeutic Practice (Middlesex University)
- I am registered with BACP, adhering to their Ethical Framework.
- I am in regular supervision and committed to my ongoing professional training and personal development programmes as part of ensuring a high standard of professional service to all my clients.
- I hold Professional Liability insurance.
My past experiences include working in a number of counselling centres offering counselling for women, general counselling, bereavement service, and support for women affected by domestic violence.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cultural identity issues
I need to add that I do not believe that diagnostic categories are always helpful. I am interested in working with people experiencing difficulties regardless of whether they are able or not to put a name to the type of difficulty they feel.
Individual Counselling (50 minutes) £65-80
Couples Counselling (50 minutes) £90-100
First phone or online session is free
I offer concession to low income groups and key workers
My practice is located in Central London, Chiswick and Richmond
Central London: 106 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia W1W 6PF
Close to Oxford Circus and Great Portland Street tube stations
Chiswick: 1a Belmont Road W4 5UL
Close to Chiswick Park tube station
Buses: 94, 237, 267, 272, 391, 440, H91
Richmond: 40 Lambert Avenue (off Lower Richmond Road) TW9 4QR
Close to North Sheen, Richmond and Mortlake train station
Buses: 190, 419, R68
Free parking available in the area