I believe that it is very important for my clients to tell their own life stories, however incomplete, embellished or muddled those might be.
As my clients allow themselves to speak up, by attending to their own life narrative there might be possibility to consider a different way of thinking and explore not yet explored possibilities. Whatever my client seeks should have merit and deserves consideration. Suddenly, by offering a space there might be a chance for understanding yourself a bit more.
It might be possible to illuminate a dark corner of the client’s mind and soul even if for a brief moment. Consequently, such fleeting moments might demonstrate the client’s abilities to uncover a bit more about themselves. This might help client’s recovery and wellbeing as through self-knowledge their decisions can become more tailored to their actual needs and desires.
As a therapist, I do understand that my clients open themselves to pain and suffering during our sessions, thus I am respectfully allowing my clients to navigate as well as fully participate in such difficult process of discovery. I attempt for our sessions to be collaborative endeavours with client’s finding creative ways of exploring their ways of being.
In that spirit, it is also vital to not hesitate to challenge my client’s views and make our exchange a fertile ground for apprehending other possible perspectives. In such space client’s world might be turned upside down, but eventually, it might be a beneficial and life-changing opportunity to those who dare attending therapy.
I am acknowledging that struggle-free life is a pure myth and would never hesitate to say so to my clients. I am honestly attempting to stay open, honest and foremost respectful to my client’s individual needs, but without retreating into a protective mode of being “therapist only” as I am also a human being in the room very aware of my own personal struggles.
I make utmost effort to hold my clients in space as much as possible to demonstrate my immense respect to their decision to open themselves to pain, suffering, emotional vulnerability and overall demands of therapeutical process including possibility of change.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 13 years of experience within a mental health field. Never stopped studies and academic research enhancing my portfolio in every possible way. Starting with a Bsc degree in Psychology, followed by Postgraduate studies in Psychotherapy and Counselling, gaining a qualification in Integrative psychotherapy focused on Psychodynamic and Humanistic approach, and later further enhance my expertise via postgraduate studies in Existential Psychotherapy all in all lasting no less than 8 years of continuous academic and professional development.
Alongside this enriching academic journey, I have spent 100s of broad and deep therapeutical hours working with a wide range of clients, Years of volunteering for a leading mental health charity Mind as well as Samaritans. This helped me to achieve recognition from the key regulatory bodies British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as an accredited member ensuring my counselling practice meets the highest professional and ethical standards. I am also a member of The Society of Existential Analysis (SEA)
It is, however, my passion to touch and enable other people in struggle that keeps me going and I hope to share that bit of energy with you.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life crisis, Ageing, Chronic illness, Pain, Meaning of life, Choices and freedom, Responsibility, Treatment for family members of mental health patients