Welcome to my website. I am an accredited counsellor, CBT and Schema Therapist. I mostly work with people who had a difficult childhood such as experiencing trauma, being bullied, or lacking emotional support and now experience depression, panic and anxiety, difficulties in relationships, low self-esteem, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders and body image issues.
I always prioritise your needs. I try to integrate specialised methods which we can see the best progress in a shorter amount of time that you can relieve the problematic aspects of your life.
I help people with a wide range of psychological problems at my private practice in central London. Online sessions are also available.
I describe myself as a supportive psychotherapist who would work as a team with you. I always listen but I don’t keep silent during the sessions because I know that your life has become quite difficult lately. It is important to have someone you could work together to resolve your issues. My approach is result oriented, and we are going to achive long-term well-being together.
I propose to you to be partners of healing. My goal is for you to strengthen enough to make your own decisions confidently to achieve a harmony between your wishes and your life.
After you contact me, we will schedule an initial consultation session. It takes between 50-60 minutes in which we will discuss your needs and expectations, my style of working, and come up with a plan to work together further. You will be able to bring what you would like to talk about and your needs regarding therapy and I will share how my approach can help you. It is a good opportunity to decide whether we could work together.
In the initial consultation, we will also talk about the length of the sessions as well as confidentiality, fees, and the cancellations policy.
I work with both short term and long-term, open-ended psychotherapy approach. We will decide how to move forward with it in the initial consultation session.
You struggle with anxiety, stress, panic disorder, social anxiety, and performance anxiety.
You had traumatic experiences and need help you to regain the control of your life.
You would like to live up to your potential and get rid of self-doubt which would lead to a fulfilling life.
Psychotherapy is a valuable inner journey that you can gift yourself. You can discover old patterns that make you feel stuck in the present problems and gain different perspectives. Then, you can find creative solutions to them.
- Gaining awareness about the origins of your issues
- Reducing emotional distress
- Help with changing unhelpful habits
- Learning new coping tools
- Increasing your resilience
- Reducing symptoms of a mental health issue such as anxiety, depression
Talking therapies are evidence-based treatment approaches which mean that they derive from theories of psychology and use specific techniques and strategies to create relief from the mental health issues. The same techniques have been applied to many people before and proven to be working well.
The two terms could be used interchangeably. In practice, counselling might be useful to help you with family issues, career challenges, emotional distress while psychotherapy could be more intensive and in-depth and would help with mental health issues.
Benefits of psychotherapy would depend on what you would like to achieve or change in your life with it. It would benefit you to reduce the symptoms of a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety, gain confidence, help with your body image, building satisfying relationships.
It is different than a regular psychotherapy session because we get together for the first time and talk about the issues bring you to therapy, your past and family background. We also create a roadmap of working together by setting some goals to guide our work.
I usually start with a check-in to find out more about the past week, then we can take it from there if it has been any struggles recently or we can go back to our agenda and continue working on the goals list.
The number of required sessions would depend on the issues you struggle with, and how long have you been struggling with the issue. We can work both short-term up to 16 sessions and open-ended. On average, I work with people around 6 months to a year.
There are many different types of psychotherapy such as CBT, Schema Therapy psychodynamic therapy, IFS, DBT, person centred approach and integrative counselling. I mostly work with CBT, Schema Therapy and IFS.