G. Olga Soy

Individual and Couples Counsellor

I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist providing in-depth long-term counselling and psychotherapy or short-term work. I work with individuals and couples dealing with relationship issues, finding meaning and direction in life, anxiety, addictions, low self-esteem, work-related issues, creativity, and sexuality. I also offer counselling and EMDR to adults and young people who are looking for improving relationships with themselves and others.

The integrative approach I employ in therapy takes the client’s needs as the basis for determining the right approach. I believe that the therapy should be tailor-made based on your needs and difficulties and that our therapeutic work can only be successful if the relationship between the therapist and the client is one of trust.

My aim is to provide a safe environment in which the client feels safe to explore and build trust. Trust is a key element in building a trusting therapeutic relationship and other relationships in our lives.

How therapy works
We will explore your feelings, experiences focusing on what you consider the most important. In our sessions I will make you feel safe and heard for us to explore on the issues that you want to work on and change. I use different instruments that allow me to understand your subjective world, to challenge you to look at things from your personal point of view. I believe in dialogical relationships that can be crucial for working together on an agreed focus for therapy.

I work with an integrative approach that includes existential/humanistic, cognitive behavioural (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy.

You also do not need to feel you have a major problem to seek counselling. You can use counselling/psychotherapy for improving self-esteem, assertiveness and personal development.

Training, qualifications & experience
I am working towards my Doctorate Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy whilst working towards accreditation with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and Health and Care Professional Councils (HCPC) for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Professional Doctorate Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy (continuing)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Levels 1 & 2

I am at the PG-Dip Level of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I hold a certificate in Integrative Counselling.

I graduated from BSc (Hons) Psychology.

I have worked in the NHS, charity organizations and private practice and I have clinical experience with a wide range of issues including difficulties arising because of physical or emotional abuse or trauma, bereavement, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, phobias, relationship issues, difficulties with anger, problems connected to infertility, eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia and overeating), and problems relating to obsessive behaviours or thinking.

I undertake para-legal work working with people who have suffered trauma through road traffic accidents, PTSD, generalised anxiety and for pain management.

I am a registered member of the BACP and BPS abide by their Ethical Framework for good practice.

If the profile created above fits your needs, I may be able to help you.