Yolanta Belay MA, Accredited MBACP
I am a fully qualified, accredited psychotherapist and counsellor who holds MA in Psychology and Psychoanalysis. I also completed three years training and qualified with a diploma in psychodynamic psychotherapy and counselling.Over the last twenty years, I have worked in a variety of institutions in London as well as in my private office at w11psychotherapy.co.uk in Notting Hill .
My expertise includes dealing with psychological difficulties which relate to personal sexual/ issues, anxieties, depression, addictions, self-harming, suicidal thoughts, trauma, OCD and BPD. I am experienced in working with borderline clients and I use psychodynamic and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to help to manage and regulate high emotional vulnerabilities such as fear of rejection,extreme emotional swings, impulsivity ,chronic feelings of emptiness and rage.
My theoretical orientation is psychodynamic; using the relationship between myself and the client, looking at the dynamics between us and exploring whether they are informed by early attachments and associations, and examining how that may help us to change the unhelpful thinking and misconceptions. In time, it is possible to modify clients' emotional responses and increase their confidence in dealing with distressing situations, resilience and build a life experienced as worth living and happy.
There are three key factors that highly contribute to producing successful therapeutic outcomes: 1) my professional skills and experience, 2) empathy, warmth and humour - they all increase client's ability to feel validated and understood, 3) client's own motivation and ability to form emotional intimacy with me, based on trust and honesty. I always follow the principles of confidentiality and congruence; valuing individual difference, and finding one's own path.
I am an accredited member of BACP and I am supervised by their requirements. Facetime, and Skype sessions available .
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters in Psychology
Masters in Psychoanalysis
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Therapy
BACP accredited member
Registered / Accredited
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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
Starting from £60 per session.