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MBACP (Accred), Post- graduate degree in Counselling

About me

We are currently living in a very different world. The global pandemic has an impact on a lot of people and their mental wellbeing. Facing adjustment to the new way we are living and losing our loved one can put extra strain on us. If you feel that you need any support, you welcome to contact me.

I am an experienced, qualified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor. It means I can use approaches which best suits each client needs. I pay attention to unconscious processes and what is being held in client's body. I also believe that therapeutic relationship is crucial in making change in your perception of environment and how you relate to others. Thinking, sensing, intuiting, feeling are all given great importance within the therapeutic relationship. And it is important for me to create warm, confidential, safe and empathetic environment where client will feel comfortable to share their problems, without being judged or criticised.

Therapy can help to:

  • deepen your understanding of yourself to gradually heal patterns of relating that are holding you back from the intimacy that you want
  • learn to communicate your feelings and needs more effectively
  • gain greater awareness how past impact your present
  • grow your confidence, self-esteem
  • gain different perspective of your experiences and environment
  • to relieve your emotional pain
  • to overcome fear, anxiety
  • to live more balanced and peaceful life

I offer relational approach to therapy. Main approaches in my work are: Psychodynamic, Object-relations, Transactional Analysis. I integrate Gestalt and I can use some body work exercises. I am also trained in CBT and I can apply some techniques when appropriate.

Counselling is not only about listening to stories told by a client, but also helping a client to find a way to tolerate his/her feelings, experiences. To achieve this I can work in a creative way with clients and I can use some therapeutic tools or give some homework.

I have worked with clients from different background and presenting with a wide range of issues, such as: cancer, abuse, trauma, panic attacks, stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, having relationships, work problems.

Alongside my private practice I have also experience at:

  • Macmillan Cancer Support,
  • Woman & Health - charity delivering NHS IAPT services,
  • EACH - charity delivering Counselling to people having drug and alcohol problems.

I am a member of BACP and follow their Ethical Framework in my work.

I am committed to Continued Professional Development (CPD) and I receive regular supervision of my work.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate degree in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Postgraduate studies in Personnel Management
  • MSc in Sociology

Further training in:

  • Suicide and risk assessment
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
  • Working with Complex Trauma
  • Working with Dreams, Active Imagination, Symbols and Archetypes
  • The Physicality of the Self
  • The link between rage and shame
  • The Addicted Child Within
  • Time Limited Counselling
  • Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

Fee: 
Assessment: £60
Face to face session: £60                            Online session: £60

Each session is normally 50 min long, once a week at the same time and place. 

Please feel free to ask any questions, concerns with me on the phone or email.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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I am available from Monday to Thursday at Islington from 11 am till 9 pm.
London Bridge only between 11 am till 5 pm.

Please contact me regarding time and day.

Further information

What happens in first session?
Initial session is an opportunity for you to talk about this what brings you to therapy, what would you like to achieve and also to get  the sense of our work together. You can see if you feel comfortable enough to continue. If you are happy we can arrange second session and we can continue as long as it works for you.

I am happy to have brief phone conversation.

London, Islington, N1 8PT

London Bridge, SE1 2TH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom