Your Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Hackney, East London
Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed, like you have reached the lowest point in your life, with pressure coming from all directions, finding it hard to get through the day. Maybe you have lost someone and are still struggling to come to terms with the loss. Or maybe you feel stuck in a relationship or job that doesn't make you happy anymore but you don't know how to find your way out. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, stressed as a result of a shocking event in your life. Or maybe you feel like you don't matter as much as others, like you don't fit in. Maybe you have tried everything to help yourself but nothing worked. If you want to discover how counselling/therapy can help, I invite you to get in touch.
ABOUT COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
I am a Person-Centred psychotherapist which means that what matters to me is what you make of what happened to you and how you feel about it. I will support you to feel better about yourself, stronger and to find your own solutions. I believe everyone has their own answers and ways of healing. I place great importance on experiencing and communicating genuine empathy, creating a safe and healing environment to foster self-awareness, personal growth and empowerment. My work is client driven and at his/her/their pace. I offer counselling and psychotherapy in Romanian and in English and I welcome people of all gender identities, ethnicities and religions. I don't work with children.
About the Sessions
The sessions are 50 minutes long for individual counselling and 60 minutes long for couple counselling. If you think you will be unable to attend a session, I will ask that you inform me at least 48 hours before the session.
Before you book a session you will receive a document with information about counselling and psychotherapy and a Post-Lockdown in Person Practice document with information about the control measures taken to manage the risk of Covid-19.
I currently offer online (Zoom), phone and face to face sessions in Hackney, East London.
I do no accept friend or contact requests from current or former clients on any social networking site in order to protect your confidentiality and to keep the boundaries of our therapeutic relationship.
£70 per 50 mins/ for individuals & £90 per 60 mins/ for couples
by bank transfer / 48 hours before the session.
I am sometimes able to offer concessions.
THE COUNSELLING ROOM
290 Mare Street, E8 1HE
290 Mare Street, E8 1HE
The counselling room is opposite Hackney Empire Theatre, 3 mins away from Hackney Central Overground, less than 10 mins walking distance from London Fields Station and with direct buses (106, 254) from Bethnal Green Station.
The room is on the second floor of a building with lifts but unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
My interest in psychotherapy began while studying psychology, with a fascination for human emotions and how the therapeutic relationship can facilitate self-awareness, personal growth and self-empowerment. I was drawn to the Person-Centred Approach because of the impact personal therapy had on me: I felt accepted and met with empathy and a non-judgemental attitude. Originally from Romania, I moved to the UK motivated by a strong interest in diversity and multi-culturalism, hence my openness to working with clients from different cultural backgrounds, religious affiliations and gender identities. I am also passionate about photography, art, travelling and I try to spend as much time as I can in nature, to recharge my batteries and to ground myself.
I have an MSC in Contemporary Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Applications from the renowned Metanoia Institute in West London. I am a fully registered and accredited member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and adhere to their code of Ethics. You can access it here: https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk. All counsellors and therapists are required to have regular supervision to ensure that they maintain best level of care. While I may discuss specific clients with my supervisor, I protect their anonymity by withholding names and any other identifying details.
The clients I have been working with have experienced:
difficulty relating to others (family members, partners, co-workers)
stress and other
I have particular experience working with clients who experienced abusive relationships. These are described by controlling behaviour, physical violence, threats, intimidation, jealousy, humiliation, criticism, isolation from friends and family and more. All of these can leave one experiencing shame, fear, self-blame, guilt, low mood, nightmares, low self-esteem, guilt, sleep problems, tension, concentration difficulties, changes in appetite, negative thoughts, using alcohol or drugs to cope.
In therapy, you have a safe place to talk about and understand your feelings without being judged or hurt, to have your feelings validated, to improve self-esteem, to find your inner strength and personal power and to understand how abuse happens.