Do you feel anxious adjusting living with loss? life turned upside down? feeling lonely, angry, overwhelmed, depressed... your friends and family do not understand what you are going through, you are scared of their judgment. If so, I am here to support you on your journey to overcome stressful period providing a safe space where you can gain clarity, helping you to search for new meaning and purpose.
Rather than avoiding the feelings of grief, lean into them. It is not the grief you want to avoid, it is the pain. No one can take that pain away, but grief is not just pain, grief is love.
Finding meaning in the loss is as individual as we are. We often say a part of us died with them, but finding meaning is also realizing a part of them still lives within us.
I tailor my counselling approach to each unique client appreciating diversity in believing you have potential to grow. I would like to help you access your creative potential by overcoming psychological challenges. Often our ability to live a fuller life is blocked by issues, such as physical and emotional difficulties, anxieties, phobias and relationship issues. Everyone arrives to the therapy process at different stages. I am committed to meeting you where you are at as an individual, and can provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space with empathy and respect for you, your values and belief systems.
I am a mixed race (fluently speaking English and Russian.), I can recognise the challenges of relocation, losing my family members, not able to attend the funerals. My background as an interpreter/translator working in the big international companies influenced my passion to help others to come to terms with a loss and discover a deeper sense of purpose and life meaning.
If you are interested in therapy with me, please get in touch via email, text message or phone call. I aim to respond to all queries within a few hours. I offer a free initial 20-minute consultation over the phone during which you can give me brief details of your situation and ask any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience that includes a full range of issues presented by clients of all ages, finding successful outcomes in situations such as:
- Loss (including Sudden and Isolated)
- Low Self-Esteem
- Low Self-Confidence
- Anger issues
- Relationship breakdowns
I am a qualified Humanistic Existential Counsellor having completed my BACP accredited Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling
Cruse Bereavement Adult Bereavement Care
First Mental Health
Certificate "A Disorder for Everyone"
ACTO, NCS, Counselling Tutor "Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling"
Certificate "Learn to love Online Therapy"
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
You can choose how many sessions you want together - a single session or a block of sessions. If my profile resonates with you please get in touch to book an initial session.
I use secure video conferencing for our appointments and offer flexibility as much as possible. You are welcome to book a 15 minute initial online video meeting so we can speak and see if the way that I work suits you.
1:1 online session £50.00