I am Person-Centred Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in South West London (Balham), and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to ethical and professional conduct when working with clients and this is guided by the BACP framework.
My main influences in therapy practice are Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural and Existential perspectives of human development and emotions. I am also interested in Mindfulness/Mentalisation and how they can help people gain a greater sense over their emotions It is important to me to work collaboratively and flexibly using skills and techniques that fit you as an individual. I will also offer you a safe, private space to fully explore your thoughts and feelings. A fundamental part of the way I work is to fully accept people as they are, in a non-judgemental way, showing warmth, kindness and empathy.
Currently I work as an Honorary Counsellor within the NHS and the WFCS Charity Sector with people facing difficult issues and events that impacted on their mental health and wellbeing. I have worked with people experiencing personal issues such as anxiety, depression, loss, relational issues, relationship struggles and stress. I have also faced challenges in life and have had my own therapy to work through my thoughts and feelings. This personal experience means I understand what it’s like to seek therapy and sit with a new therapist, uncertain about where the process might take me.
Hi, I am Natalya
HOW I WORK
I reserve 50 minute session for you alone, at a day and time that works for both of us. When we meet, the first things I will do is being open to your life experiences; I will do so by carefully listening to you and giving enough space to tell your story; being present with you in here-and-now; being congruent and empathetic in communicating back feelings and emotions; giving honest responses.
My commitment to you means that I am by your side at all times sharing your emotional struggle in overcoming life obstacles on your way. Your issue, becomes our issue in the therapy room; your burden, becomes our burden and we carry it together. My approach is person-centred integrative; at the heart of it lies therapeutic relationship – to tailor sessions according to your needs, I would use various techniques as necessary from other modalities such as CBT, Psychodynamic or Compassion Focused Therapy; providing you with the safe space to explore other possible responses/outcomes for the struggle/overcoming obstacle you currently experience. I am there to facilitate the session but you are the one who leads it as it’s your life and your emotional world. If you never had counselling before, I would suggest to start with the block of six sessions but then it is also up to you to decide how many sessions you feel is needed. I am here for you