Rosi Rangelova, MA, BSc, MBACP (Accred.), MBPsS
I am an integrative therapist; I use various accounts of human personality to find the best fit to work with the person in front of me whilst seeing one’s mental integration as a therapeutic goal. I will try to see YOU; a unique person with a deeply embedded complex of feelings, thoughts and set of behaviours acquired over the years. My intention is to help you consider afresh that complex; I will encourage you to free your inner space from the clutter, revisit some outdated beliefs and get in touch with some old feelings that might be ‘to blame’ for the present day pains and aches. While you are searching for the truth about you, I will be your sounding board and someone who affirms the good stuff and challenges you when you sound like someone else, not YOU.
Say, lately you have been feeling excessively anxious or very low and depressed; or you have spent several sleepless nights... Well, I recon, something is knocking on your ‘mental’ door asking to be let in; something is urging you to give up the existence you have limited yourself to and start living the life you really deserve? In other words, the complaint you have is just a symptom of ...life, really.
Or another example, say lately you have been using alcohol or drugs to sooth your pain, to fill the emptiness that make you go bonkers. That, in turn, has made you feel guilty and useless. The more you drink the worst you feel and it is getting totally out of control! I would try to help you be honest with yourself clearing out of the way all the denial, I will help you make sense of the reasons why you do what you do and enable you to find your way out of this self-defeating cycle.
Or let’s say you have been abandoned by your partner, whether in separation or in death, and it is unbearably painful. I will give you the space you need to consider not only the relationship you have lost but what might be fuelling the pain you are experiencing.
Whatever your predicament, together we might be able to re-channel your energies to allow you to grow and expand into the person you are meant to be: deeper, larger, freer using your powers to create.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist which means that the UK largest professional body for counselling and psychotherapy has confirmed that I meet the standards for a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.
I started my career as a linguist and university lecturer.
My middle age ‘crisis’ made me look into the things in life I feel passionate about and I realised that counselling and psychotherapy was what I wanted to pursue as a career! I then studied...a long time. I completed:
- Bachelor Degree in Psychology
- Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, a BACP accredited course
- Certificate in the Use of Drama and Movement in Therapy
- Certificate in Working with Addictions and Eating Disorders
In addition to that I regularly attend continuing professional development seminars such as:
- Parent-Infant Attachment and the Impact on Adult Relationships
- Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to Address Insomnia across Mental Health Problems
- Effective Group Work
- Working with Clients Presenting with Addictive Behaviour
- Fundamentals of Gestalt Theory
- The Development of Psychoanalysis in the Tavistock and Portman Clinic
- Working with Survivors of Sexual Child Abuse
- Brief Counselling
ETHICAL CODE OF PRACTICE
I work under BACP code of practice.
I have worked with clients from all walks of life, bringing to counselling most problems we people suffer from: loss, unresolved traumatic experiences, addictions, depression, relationship problems, grappling with physical and mental abuse - past or present. Most often, those are presented as 'not feeling good enough', 'not fitting in', 'not feeling belonging', 'not feeling loved and important by/to anyone'. I take great care to distinguish between symptoms and underlying causality and 'get to the bottom' of it. Our mental condition can be likened to a physical wound; if you don't treat it properly it will fester, get inflamed; making the rest of the body feeling in pain. Therapy, if done well, attends to the mental wound, cleans it and lets it heal.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Fluent Russian and Bulgarian speaker