Do you feel alone and isolated in your predicament, perhaps thinking that no one could understand what you are experiencing? Are you feeling lost or unable to navigate through life problems or process difficult emotions?
I believe that by making sense of our pain, we can reduce our inner conflicts and stress, while actualising our potential and increasing self-acceptance. Whether you are looking for learning and coping tools, a deeper understanding of yourself, finding purpose or meaning in life, healing or self-growth, counselling can offer a non-judgemental and empathic space just to yourself to reflect and explore.
Integrative therapy with Andreea Varga MBACP
I am a registered BACP integrative counsellor and psychodynamic therapist. I believe that therapy can mean various things for different people. To ensure I meet your individual needs, I take a flexible and integrative approach to counselling which blends psychodynamic therapy with humanistic models and CBT.
At the core of how I work is the therapeutic relationship where I believe that building a safe, trusting and honest relationship is conducive to all sorts of insights, raised self-awareness and reparation. I view each client as unique and appreciate their distinct sense of self and belonging in the world.
Before training to become a therapist, I worked as a lecturer across different countries for over 14 years, gaining an understanding of diverse cultural backgrounds and promoting cultural sensitivity. Having a master’s degree in Creative Writing, I was also involved in charity work with underprivileged children, leading creative writing workshops. This has helped me understand the value of empowering individuals by recognising their suffering and giving them a voice. I believe that when we feel supported and accepted for who we are we can flourish and maximise our potential.
Areas I work with:
Some of the areas I work with are:
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Body image
- Cultural and gender identity
- Depression and low mood
- Eating disorders
- Grief and loss
- Life transitions
- Relationship Issues
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Shame and self-loathing
- Suicidal ideation
While my areas of specialism are anxiety and self-worth related issues, having worked in various sectors, including private and charity organisations, I also accumulated significant experience in working with other presenting issues such as: abuse, anger, eating disorders, gender and racial identity, loss and grief, relationship issues, shame and complex trauma.
In my past role of associate counsellor at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, I supported students in performance arts and theatre production with mental health issues, particularly anxiety and panic, low mood and depression, low self-esteem, life transitions, peer relationships and family conflicts, self-harm and suicidal ideation.
Psychotherapy qualifications, training and background:
As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere to the BACP ethical framework.
My psychotherapy and counselling qualifications include:
- Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited), CPPD, London
- Diploma in in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited), CPPD, London
- Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, CPPD, London
In addition to my post-graduate qualifications, I have also completed professional training courses in Deep trauma, Suicidal thoughts, Eating disorders, Neuroscience of attachment, Cognitive-Behavioural Counselling (CBT), Psychiatry, psychopathology, and psychodynamics, Time-limited counselling and Shame and Trauma.
I also hold a master’s degree in Creative Writing and have a special interest in the therapeutic and reparative value of writing.
I offer therapy in English as well as Romanian.
You can either call or email me. I’m happy to talk on the telephone about any concerns or questions you may have about the process.
I offer short-term and open-ended therapy in person, online and by phone.
15-minute initial online or phone consultation free of charge.
50-minute individual session: £75.
Limited concession places are available.
Psychotherapy sessions at Barnsbury Therapy Space:
Directions to Barnsbury Therapy Space