Dr Nevena Curcic PhD, MBACP
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 coming to see 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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 (75 minutes) £90-100
Concessions often available for students and the unemployed
My practice is located in Central London and in Richmond
Central London: 106 Great Portland Street, W1W 6PF
Close to Oxford Circus and Great Portland Street tube stations
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
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian|
Weekdays and Saturday
Types of client