Psychodynamic Counsellor and Couple Therapist

Alina is a psychodynamic therapist with a wealth of experience working with individuals and intimate partners / couples impacted by a wide range of psychological and emotional difficulties.

Along with her private practice, she works as a couple counsellor for depression in the national health service, supporting individuals and relationships affected by depression, as well as communication issues, intimacy issues, stress and parenting difficulties. She has been working in the mental health field for over ten years, taking on many roles in a variety of settings, including primary care, community and the charitable sector. In this time she has offered support to individuals and families impacted by common mental health difficulties, such as depression and anxiety, as well as by more complex dynamics, such as substance abuse, bereavement, homelessness and long term physical conditions.

She believes therapy is about holding the space for the individual to tell their story in their own way so they can make valuable connections between past experiences and present difficulties in order to move forward.

Some of her main interests are making sense of / overcoming adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), perintal / parental issues, cultural issues and exisitential issues. She also has an interest in working with depression, anxiety, loss, work related stress and relationship / family difficulties. Although Alina has a variety of therapeutic interests, she feels that everyone needs the space to talk things through sometimes and always tries to focus on the person in front of her, not only on their presenting problem. 

Alina holds a Clinical Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, a certificate in Couple Counselling, a certificate in Couples Counselling for Depression, a masters degree in Jungian Studies (MA), and in Youth Studies (MSc) and a degree in Psychology (BSc).
She is a BACP registered member and a Tavistock Relationships approved couple therapist for depression.

Fees:    Individuals   £50       Couples  £75

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