Psychotherapist, registered with UKCP
Have you been entertaining the idea of therapy for some time, or might this be an impulse search for you today? Quoting Martin Luther King Jr., I believe that you do not have to see the whole staircase to take the first step. Whether you have been contemplating therapy for some time or this is the first time you look it up, I believe it is important to take that first step towards understanding what nudges you towards seeking therapy. I offer an initial 50-minute "no obligation" consultation as an opportunity to "take the pressure off" and engage in an open and honest conversation about what brings you to therapy, understand how I might best support you in your journey, and answer any questions you might have.
Do you find relationships (all kinds) challenging or perhaps often feel inexplicably angry or low? Does your anxiety gets easily triggered by a simple incoming thought or "usually manageable" destabilising emotion / situation / life event? Do you experience feelings of being disconnected from those around you, possibly labelling yourself as "depressed", “stressed”, “anxious”? Are you behaving inauthentically just to please someone else? Is childhood trauma or a previous toxic, abusive relationship affecting how you connect and engage with others? Maybe you have lost a child or a loved one and the loss and grief has become too much to manage alone. Are you worried about feeling a certain way, or not living the life you were "meant" to live? Do your shoulders carry more than you bargained for, leaving you feel too burdening to share with anyone?
I am here for you. I'm Simona, a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with adults. I am LGBTQ+ friendly and work with a variety of different issues including abuse, anxiety, depression, post-natal depression, redundancy and unemployment, the struggles of job search and feelings of not belonging. I specialise in relationship dynamics (couple, friendships, family) and personality disorders that may include Borderline Personality Disorder (Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder), Narcissistic traits and Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Whatever your needs are, I am here to support you: therapy with me will be a process of exploration, self-discovery, and growth. Together we will aim to rewrite potentially toxic or misconstrued life scripts - beliefs you have inherited from your family or society. I will support you to develop new skills and move towards becoming your best self.
Therapy was there for me when I felt confused about who I was, where I found myself and how I wanted my life to look like. Moving around the world, I was "living my childhood dream", a rendition of it that felt less authentic and mildly fulfilling in my attempts to appropriate to the cultures and societies I entered. I worked roles that I could certainly do and brought financial stability but not distinct inner satisfaction. I experience first-hand how important it is to have someone listen and support you whilst you identify your challenges, bring them back and begin to normalise them.
Appointments currently available: weekdays
Fees: £65 per session