Counselling and therapy in North London N22
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My name is Bea Czerkawska, I am a BACP Registered Member (MBACP) and both a couple therapist and one-to-one counsellor. I practice in Haringey, North London N22 and Wimpole Street near Marylebone in Central London, W1.
It takes courage and effort to face one's difficulties as an individual, and more especially as an individual who is struggling in a troubled relationship. This kind of work is to be commended, and as such, my aim, as a counsellor and psychotherapist, is to support and nurture clients while they re-establish and empower themselves. Empowerment comes through facing one's challenges, and getting back in touch with one's core needs and authentic self.
Nearly all couples experience stress at some stage in their relationship. Stress and anxiety are a natural, healthy part of being in a relationship as long as it denotes self-development and expansion. However, couples get stuck through, for example: infidelity; no longer being able to communicate adequately with each other; no longer having good sex or no sex; where sex addiction is an issue; repeating the same old arguments; feeling lost in the relationship; the relationship has become stale and stagnant; they have experienced a personal loss/trauma or suffer from infertility; suffer depression etc. Often the only option couples are able to see, in such dire circumstances, is to end their relationship, bury their feelings, and try to move on. Unfortunately, this often leads to a repeat of circumstances in new relationships further down the line, unless the underlying root cause(s) have been worked through, and the important lessons learnt and integrated.
Couple therapy facilitates new ways of communicating that can help transform and heal past experiences, not only in terms of how couples relate to each other, but more crucially, how as individuals they relate to themselves – allowing outdated perspectives and defences to be challenged.
Whether couples decide to end their relationship or continue to move forward together, as a counsellor and therapist I offer couples the opportunity to get a deeper understanding of the underlying issues that caused their relationship to decline or ultimately fail. In this way, couples can free themselves from outdated behaviour patterns that once kept them locked in misery, and look forward to a brighter future.
As a couple in therapy I will enable you to:
• Clearly understand the underlying issues causing your problems
• Share your true thoughts and feelings by learning effective communication methods
• Learn different techniques to change your behaviour and reduce stress in your relationship
• Learn how to reduce your own stress and strengthen your relationship with yourself
• Help you put an end to power struggles and find more harmonious ways forward
• Show you how by taking full responsibility for your actions can be truly empowering!
Despite the multitude of communication methods available today, many clients come with a feeling of isolation. There is strong feeling of alienation from the world, but even more importantly alienation from the Self. Society projects messages which are often at odds with what people really feel or indeed need, leaving them in a state of confusion, no longer knowing who they are or which way to turn. Counselling is a safe, space in which to explore your most intimate issues - fears, needs, desires etc. a place to experience your vulnerability and as a result develop in a more authentic way of Being.
My experience includes working with clients who have experienced difficulties with: