Cherry Blossoms

“Out of Your Vulnerabilities will come Your Strength.”

Sigmund Freud

 

Tyana Petrova

Humanistic Counsellor

BSc, MBACP

 
 
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About me

I hold a BSc in Humanistic Counselling from Middlesex University and a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from Metanoia Institute. I am also a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in accordance with their Ethical Framework. 

I offer short-term and long-term individual counselling and therapy, walk and talk therapy and online and telephone counselling. 

My background  is a combination of working in the criminal justice system and time spent in the arts. It has given me first hand insight into both the difficulties of the creative and entertainment industry as well as the corporate world. 

Coming into the therapeutic and wellbeing practice has been a journey of personal and professional growth. I feel passionate about sharing the fruits of this journey with my clients and colleagues and believe that this collaborative spirit translates into every aspect of my work. 

Compassion, care and curiosity are the backbone of my practice. And continuous professional development is the tool kit that allows for the strength of that backbone. 

My areas of focus are Anxiety and Stress-related issues (including COVID-19 support), Trauma and PTSD and working with Adolescents and Young People. 

I have experience of working with: 

  • Addictions (substance and process)

  • Adolescents and Young people 

  • Anxiety

  • Attachment related issues

  • Bereavement and loss

  • COVID19 related stress and issues

  • Depression 

  • Disorderly Eating

  • Emotional regulation 

  • Complicated grief

  • Panic Attacks 

  • Relationship difficulties (peer, familial and romantic)

  • Resilience building 

  • Self-care and mindfulness techniques

  • Self-esteem and Self-worth issues 

  • Self- harm and Risk behaviours

  • Stress and stress-related issues

  • Somatic Experience 

  • Trauma and PTSD

Approach

I offer a confidential, compassionate and accepting space where you can feel safe to explore whatever is going on for you. My role in that space is to be alongside you without any judgement and to support your process of change. 
My training allows me to use a variety of tools and strategies to do this. The 3 main modalities I work with are Person-Centred Counselling, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt Therapy. Additionally, I use somatic work and mindfulness, some CBT techniques and philosophies, reflective writing as well as a transpersonal and existential lens. 
Research tells us that the one most essential and significant factor for successful therapy is the relationship between client and therapist. The building of rapport and deepening that into trust is the foundation of therapeutic change and I place that before any specific technique. It is about you feeling safe and comfortable in order to explore what you want to and need to.

 
 
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Philosophy

I believe that every human being has an ability to change and that we all have the right to live a fulfilling life. There are both external and internal factors and drives that influence us throughout our lives. This is as much philosophical as it is scientific. We have knowledge of how our personalities form and adapt and there is growing research on Neuroplasticity which shows us that our brains remain malleable throughout our entire lives. As they say “It is never too late to have a happy childhood” and rebuild our sense of self. 
This helps me strongly hold the belief that positive change and improvement is possible for every single one of us wherever we are in our lives.

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
 

Chiswick W4 and Hampstead NW5, London, England.

 
 

©2020 by Tyana Petrova.