Vesi Lilova BA (Hons) MBACP Integrative-Relational Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
When you are experiencing difficult times, friends and family can be invaluable support. Sometimes however, instead of advice, criticism or opinions, what you need is someone to hear you, accept you and be there for you without expectations, judging or blaming. What I can offer as a counsellor is a safe confidential space where you can share your worries, conflicts, fears and dillemas. With me you will have the time to work on your difficulties at your own pace and professional support to increase your self-awareness, clarify your issues, explore your options and take steps towards positive change through setting goals and developing strategies.
You and your life experience are unique, that is why what is good for someone else might be completely unsuitable for you. For that reason I will never give advice, but will support you to reach your own decisions and find out a way to achieve your goals.
I truly believe that the most important part of our work together is the relationship between us, as it is the stepping stone for creating an environment where you will feel supported and your experience respected. Only then you will be comfortable to start exploring and reach out to fulfilling your true potential.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling
- NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
- AQA Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
I am a fully qualified Integrative-Relational Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with many years of experience in the private, NHS and voluntary sectors. In my work I draw from various theories like humanistic, behavioural and psychodinamic in order to find the best approach to support you.
In my practice I have worked with teenagers, young adults, adults and elderly people. I am also passionate about working with people diagnosed with Autism and Aspergers syndrome and I work on constantly expanding my knowledge and professional development.
Talking to someone who can offer professional help can make a huge difference on the way you approach your difficulties. Being in distress or emotional pain can sometimes take you to a place where you lose sight of possibilities and choices that might change your life.
How to get started?
If you are already thinking of seeing a counsellor to help you through your difficulties and you are not sure what is the best thing to do, just follow a few simple steps:
* Find counsellors that work in areas most convenient for you.
* Look at as many counsellors' profiles as you need to see what they offer and what general feeling you get.
* If you think I might be a professional you would like to meet, please email or call me to set up an initial non-obligation session. I aim to respond in 24 hours. We will talk about what troubles you, what your needs and expectations of counselling are and how I can help, and if you are happy to continue we can arrange follow up sessions. All enquiries are dealt in confidence.
* I usually see clients weekly on a day and time that remain the same throughout the duration of our work together (unless else is required). Depending on your needs I offer both short and long term counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Individuals - £50 per session (50 minutes hour)
Limited number of concessions are available for people on low or no income.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work to professional standards. I attend regular clinical supervision and hold enhanced DBS check and professional indemnity insurance.
My practice is in easy reach of Streatham, Balham, Clapham, Brixton, Mitcham and Wimbledon. It is 10 minutes waking distance from Streatham Rail Station and few minutes walk to bus stops.
Free roadside parking is available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|