S. Roula Barlika Dip. Couns., MSc., BSc. Psych.
I understand that it takes strength to ask for help from someone you do not know and deciding on a therapist to work with is a daunting task, so I would like to introduce myself to you as a counsellor and how I work.
I'm Roula, I am qualified, professionally registered and experienced. My deep belief that we are all unique shapes my work with my clients. As a therapist I am able to appreciate the unique essence of a person separate from the influence of a painful past and the ongoing abuse of a cruel inner voice.
There is no judgement, just acceptance, honesty and authenticity. I can offer you trust, kindness, warmth and the occasional humour. In therapy with me I will help you to truly know and understand yourself and support you in implementing changes in your life that are true to who you really are, breaking free from the limitations of your past and your own inner critic.
I have always been drawn to understanding human behaviour, what makes us who we are, what makes us react differently. So if you would like to learn more about me, or see what clients have said about the way I work with them, please visit my website or why not give me a call. Further more, if the issue you would like to explore does not appear on my profile, please do get in touch and this is not exhaustive.
"It is in your moments of decisions that your destination is shaped." Tony Robbins.
Training, qualifications & experience
Along with private practice, I have experience working in the counselling services of two large mental health charities and of a University, helping clients with varied presentations such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship problems, grief and loss, fertility problems, co-dependency, addiction, trauma, autism, bipolar and borderline disorders and other issues.
I have specialisms in Eating Disorders and Weight Loss Counselling.
Food is a vital part of our lives and our relationship with it often changes. Our relationship with food can be emotionally charged and it may mask events and uncomfortable feelings which we find difficult to deal with. With my help you could understand your relationship with food, explore barriers to healthy eating, and discover your inner resources to create a healthier relationship with food and yourself.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Master's Degree in Human Resources and Employment Relations
- Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
Continuous Professional Development
- Practitioner Skills in Eating Disorders
- Working with obesity, looking at food addiction/binge eating disorder
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Diploma (currently studying)
- PTSD Counselling course
- Understanding bipolar disorder
- Tackling Addiction
- Overcoming Low Self-Esteem
- The Grief Recovery Method
Areas of counselling I deal with
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- £40 for introductory 50-minute session
- £50 per session 50 minutes
- £75 per session 80 minutes
Fees are paid in cash at the session or by bank transfer prior to the session.
£20 deposit required to secure your booking, this will be refundable subject to 24-hour cancellation notice.
Both practices where I work from have excellent links to road, bus and tube networks.
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Type of session
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Daytime and evening appointments available. Online counselling available.
Types of client
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