COUNSELLING & PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY
To book an appointment, please call reception on 020 8672 4455 for a referral. They will put you in touch with a therapist for an initial telephone consultation prior to booking.
Our Psychologists and Counsellors
Counsellor and Mindfulness Trainer, MBACP accred.
Anna originally qualified as a Barrister in her native Poland, then changed career direction when she moved to the UK 18 years ago. She gained her postgraduate diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) at the University of East London in 2003, complemented by a Diploma in Clinical Supervision in 2016.
Anna has worked in a wide range of environments including family support services and drug rehabilitation programmes and has continued to deliver lectures at Warsaw University over the years. She has been in private practice for over a decade and offers a range of interventions to individuals, couples and groups, offering counselling, mindfulness training and relationship reconciliation.
Anna's approach to helping her clients, draws from her personal experience of living with addictions, divorce, changing countries and professions - not belonging. Anna relates to clients from a position of an "equal with expertise" rather than an elevated expert. Anna's barrister training allows her to see and relate to problems objectively, without attachment to one view. Her mindfulness based approach combines pragmatic logic with warm compassion, allowing her to create an instant shift and relief of client's anxiety by reframing their view on a certain situation or thought.
As one of client said:
"Therapy with Anna is effective and focused like a laser surgery, whilst feeling safe, and soft like a fleece blanket."
ANNA'S THERAPEUTIC SERVICES
Anna is an integrative counsellor combining theoretical approaches adjusting to clients' need. She applies Mindfulness based cognitive approaches (ACT, MBCT) to improve immediate quality of life in the present and humanistic approaches to address deeper issues of past and future.
HELP WITH DIFFICULT LIFE SITUATIONS:
We often say - "this will never happen to me" - hoping that THIS relates to other people and that we will be spared. Life confronts us with situations where there is no option of not taking part, but taking part is at best confusing, at worst scary and upsetting.
You may be experiencing bereavement, divorce, loss of job, relationship breakup, illness, trying for a baby, gender and sexual identity, sexual or physical abuse or addictions.
HELP WITH WORK RELATED CHALLENGES:
"My life is okay apart from work"
Work takes about 80% of our time in adult life. SO - if such a large part of our life causes stress, anxiety or feeling inadequate, the other part will not stay okay for long. Sooner or later the effects will start spilling over on the remaining part of life - our spare time, family life, even time we are not awake.
You may be experiencing career and life direction questions and choices, work related stress and anxiety, struggling with work/life balance, imposter syndrome, fear of failure, fear of success, experience of being bullied, sexually harassed and not being promoted.
RELATIONSHIP RECONCILIATION THERAPY
How often are we stuck in a relationship unable to find a way forward - it feels like no matter where we start, we always end up with the same "CD" playing the same argument....
Our lives are defined by the quality of the relationships with significant people - partners, siblings, colleagues. They can enhance it so much but they can also cause stress, grief and a sense of hopelessness.
You may be experiencing relationship conflict, lack of communication, not understanding each other, blaming, arguments, DV, affairs, lack of intimacy or no sex. Or perhaps there is a breakdown in a professional relationship and a need to overcome conflict to be able to move on with a project
Anna's therapy offers support not only for couples but also for anybody in a relationship - siblings, parent and child, work colleagues or friends. Her unique approach stresses the importance of hearing "both truths" which is achieved by seeing clients in sessions separately as well as together.
In terms of theoretical grounding her relationship work is supported by the systemic approach - seeing problem as belonging to the relationship, not to an individual, and nonviolent communication - changing communication patterns, teaching to "say what you mean, mean what you say"
DR ALEXANDRA KASOZI
Alexandra is a chartered Counselling Psychologist and is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). She completed a professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (PsychD) at the University of Roehampton. In addition she has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Nottingham.
As a psychologist, Alexandra’s approach begins with an attitude of warmth, responsiveness and kindness. She uses collaborative enquiry to help clients to gain a greater understanding and insight into their problems. Alexandra is very aware that each client’s journey to counselling is particular to them. We may have a sense of being alone, feel hopeless, guilty or overwhelmed, but we might find it hard to pinpoint what in particular brought us here. Alternatively we may know exactly why we are here, but not have a clue what to do about it.
Alexandra’s approach recognises how different each person’s experience is and addresses this by taking an integrative approach to counselling. Drawing on her clinical expertise in humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapies, she tailors therapy to clients’ unique needs and requirements.
Before qualifying as a Psychologist, Alexandra worked in communications in the international humanitarian sector. Her work in this field led her to develop a specialist interest in Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma, anxiety and depression, and she undertook specialist training in NHS services dedicated to these problems.
Alexandra has extensive experience of working with individuals who have suffered difficult and challenging circumstances in their family lives. She has also worked frequently with men and women who are survivors of emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse. Alexandra recognises the pain, anger and shame that often accompany such experiences, and how difficult it can be for clients to discuss their lives in therapy. She is continuously humbled by the bravery and capacity to heal she witnesses in her clients and feels privileged to work with them through this process.
In addition to supporting clients facing the challenges mentioned above, Alexandra also runs a practice focused on women’s mental health. She provides counselling and psychological therapy that aims to support women in their many female-centric experiences. Many of these experiences are incredibly difficult and disorientating, yet they are often swept aside and labelled “normal” simply because they are common.
Such experiences include fertility problems, miscarriage, pregnancy and fear of pregnancy and childbirth (tokophobia). Alexandra is also passionate about working with women in the post-natal period, whether it be in adjusting to a new or changing identity as a parent, working to develop self-compassion and self-care, supporting women suffering from post-natal depression or to heal and recover from a traumatic birth experience. She also provides therapy home-visits for new mums.
Alexandra sees clients who are self-funding their therapy, or paying for their therapy through their healthcare insurance. Alexandra is registered as a healthcare provider with AXA PPP, Aviva and Vitality Health.
DR NATALIE BODART
Pleasev note, Natalie is currently on maternity leave. She recommends treatment with Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Dr Jane Major.
Natalie is a fully qualified clinical psychologist. She completed her Doctorate in clinical psychology at University College London and further post doctoral diploma in clinical neuropsychology at The University of Bristol. She is chartered with the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health Care Professions Council. She is also an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists.
Therapeutically, Natalie offers short and longer term therapies depending on her client's needs, goals and preferences. She is guided by research evidence as well as a thorough understanding of each individual. Working ethically, holistically and transparently are some of her core values.
Natalie has experience in working with clients across the lifespan and in a range of NHS and private settings. She works with a wide range of problems including (but not limited to); anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress, perfectionism, low self-esteem, anger, relationship and family difficulties, bereavement and loss, adjustment to unexpected life events and physical illness, stress, parenting concerns, and functional neurological disorders.
Please visit her website here for further information.
Where we are
The Clinic & Studio
260 Balham High Road
020 8672 4455
The Therapy Rooms
246 Balham High Road
020 8772 0222
020 8672 4455
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