Individual therapy

Basic information

Clients work one-on-one with a therapist in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment to explore their feelings, thoughts and behaviours and present-day difficulties. Services available in Russian and English, in person and online. There is good evidence that online therapies can be as helpful as face-to-face therapies.

 

During the first few sessions, I am going to conduct a psychological assessment by asking questions about your life, present and past experience,  some formal information about whom you live with, your relationship, work, leisure, what brings you in therapy, and what changes you expect to make from it. After the assessment phase, we can both to decide if continuing to work together feels like a good idea and make a treatment plan.

 

Please, read Informed consent before coming for the first appointment, a printed copy will be provided.

 

Download Informed consent.

Download the Initial form (edited PDF).

How does it work?

In person and Online

I believe that empowerment and growth through interpersonal connection and skill-building interventions are both important.

 

I aim to:

  • Help you understand your patterns of thoughts and feelings about yourself and others.

  • Find how significant relationships from the past and present shape your experience.

  • Help to identify your values, how you want to live your life and find a way to perform this kind of life.

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I am currently seeing clients on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in person. Video conferencing therapy is available during the week from Monday to Friday in Zoom.us

My principles

Therapy frame

I believe that effective psychotherapy is based on the following principles:

 

  • Emotional regulation is the key to well-being and depends on having satisfying relationships with others.

  • Thinking strategies might be ineffective and lead to suffering.

  • The history of relationships may have a significant impact on the development of Self, level of Self-criticism and Shame. Focus on these processes may reduce suffering and increase Self-support.

  • A safe and supportive therapeutic relationship is a context for the healing process, exploration and development of Self.

 

“Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” Dalai Lama