Healing is a matter of time,
but it is sometimes also
a matter of opportunity

Halina Sladetcheck

It's wonderful to feel great! I wish I could feel like this always!
Unfortunetely, often it doesn't last long. Sometimes life can give you a kick...or two.And you feel like you lose control and you are being pushed from place to place.. You are not the only one feeling this and you can get your life back!

I am an Integrative counsellor and I work in a person-centred and humanistic way. Person- centred means that I am going to focus on you - with all your preferences and characteristics. In the room I believe we are equal, you are going to experience yourself through a holistic approach. I am going to facilitate the process for you and accompany you on the journey. There will be no advising you what to do, rather I will ask you some questions regarding your problem so you can find your own answers and solutions.

If you find yourself feeling low, depressed, unmotivated, avoiding people, feeling lonely, lacking something- not knowing what, feeling the void within and medicating yourself by excess of alcohol, food or drugs or if you have lost someone close. Sometimes we wonder how life is going to be now- it is a good moment to reach for help and start talking therapies.

Counselling needs your commitment and courage as some of your life experiences might need to be revisited, however it is not always necessary. If some of your memories are too disturbing and you prefer them to be left alone stabilazation might be a better choice here. Whatever your decision is, I will make sure that the process is going to be tackled gently, safely and at your own pace, in the right time.

People who experienced talking therapies say that the encounter was beneficial, rewarding and often life changing. Many clients report feeling happier and more accepting of themselves as a result of their treatment.

I am a member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I abide to their Code of Practice.
I have Diploma in Integrative Counselling and am in ongoing training with Babette Rothschild on trauma-Somatic Trauma Therapy.
I work in mental health, in private practice and I volunteer for Mind, CGL and Harrow Bereavment Care.
I have good experience in working with people suffering serious emotional pain and break down.

I am also a member of Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals.
I have experience working with people with different types of addiction.

I receive regular trainings and supervision. I also stay updated on new methods and research findings regarding mental wellbeing.

If you wish to start counselling contact me or our reception. I will invite you for an initial assessment- the meeting is for both of us to see if we are a good match as client and counsellor. It is important that you work with someone with whom you feel comfortable and relaxed.
Then we discuss the nature of our work, your expectations, your commitment and mine as well.

Dependant on what brings you to therapy we can work long-term, short-term or in a goal-focused way-you leave when you feel you have achieved your goal. The session lasts 50 min and we meet weekly at the same time and day.
I offer therapy in English and Polish.

Halina Sladetcheck
Therese Baker
Jacqui Cox
Peter Granger