Psychotherapy and Counselling in Islington
My name is Dorotea and I am an experienced psychotherapy trainee based in Angel, Islington, north London. I am a UKCP member, which means that I adhere to the UKCP code of ethics. I have been in training at the Metanoia Institute, which is a pioneering research institute for relational approaches to psychotherapy. The ambition that I have inherited during my training, is to understand the relationship beyond a simple indication of healthy vs. unhealthy interpersonal dynamics.
To put it differently, in the therapeutic relationship with my clients, I am not the expert, the one who 'knows'. What I find more effective and certainly more in line with the ethics of equality and diversity, is using the relationship as a meaning-making tool. I firmly believe that nobody knows yourself better than you. However, sometimes, this knowledge is not yet articulated in a way that you can effectively use it. Bringing the unconscious material into awareness is a process. This process is co-constructed by the psytherapist and the client equally. In therapy, we are both put to work. This is what I understand as a therapeutic relationship, between two subjectivities, that have the possibility to co-create a third space, space of intersubjectivity.
During my years of clinical practice and training, I have had the opprotunity to work with many individuals, as well as couples who were struggling in their emotional life or facing relational difficulties. I have been working at a counselling service in north London, as well as NHS talking therapy service for two years. I continue to work as a psychotherapist in Angel, Islington, however I do offer on sight, critical interventions across London.
The approach to psychotherapy can take many forms and explore different aspects of what constitutes our personality.
The vehicle for this exploration is a relationship that is non-judgemental, reliable and strong enough to sustain the process of change.
Dorotea Pospihalj a Psychotherapist in Angel, Islington
― Donald Woods Winnicott
As part of my engagement as a psychotherapist, I offer consulting services for a consulting organisation based in Kensington, London.
Counselling in north London & Vauxhall, Lambeth
I offer sessions for individuals as well as couples in Vauxhall Lambeth, located in quiet and green Bonnington Square.
For further information, you can either contact me and we can discuss the details, or visit the FAQ page, where you will be able to find all kinds of useful information linked to psychotherapy and what to expect when you come and see me.
At a glance, what are the key areas counselling and/or psychotherapy can help you improve
Building inner resources and personal resiliance
Fullfiling and loving relationship with self and others
Deeper understanding of emotional experience and greater ability to tolerate them
Being heard and understood by empathic other, can help amend some
of the unmet needs from the past