Natalia Clarke Counselling and Psychotherapy in Harefield, Uxbridge

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"Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us.” David Richo

Psychotherapist and Counsellor in Harefield, Uxbridge

Natalia Clarke BA(Hons), MA, PGCE, PG. DipCouns&Psych, MBACP, UKCP Accredited

I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor in Harefield, Uxbridge, offering short-term counselling and open-ended psychotherapy sessions, Harefield, Uxbridge. If you are looking for a counsellor/psychotherapist in Harefield, Uxbridge please get in touch with no obligation either by phoning me on 07710 490239 or by clicking here to send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.

I am committed to providing the best service in a safe and confidential environment. Over the years I have worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist, Harefield, Uxbridge in a voluntary sector, NHS and in private practice with clients from various walks of life. I am a registered member of BACP and Accredited with UKCP.

My working approach as an Integrative counsellor/psychotherapist, Harefield, Uxbridge incorporates a variety of tools and approaches and I will select the most appropriate ways of working with your personality type and presenting issues. I aim to work holistically looking at the WHOLE person and situation from a mental, emotional, physical and spiritual points of view to aid the most healing and progression rather than focusing on symptoms in isolation. I take into account your past, present and future. I also incorporate a Transpersonal approach, which deals with a person's true nature and potential.

The core of the work is for you to take your time in a safe and comfortable environment to explore your feelings. To me a client is seen as a whole person with all aspects observed and included: their thinking processes, patterns of behaviour, background and historical events, emotional responses, spiritual qualities and potential as a whole. I work in an engaging, relational and intuitive way choosing the best approach for you as an individual, as we go along.

Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapy/Counselling in Harefield, Uxbridge can help you:

- discover what you need to do differently to get more of what you want in life
- gain insight into your experiences, feelings and behaviour
- explore, discover and nurture desired feelings and behaviours
- understand yourself better and increase awareness
- provide emotional support through difficult life situations and transitions
- develop skills for living the best life possible
- feel more confident in a relationship with yourself and others
- gain a better understanding of patterns in your life and allow for changes to occur
- explore your potential as a human being and rediscover meaning
- change your thinking and response to situations with a better insight
- get back to your true nature, rediscover life purpose and realise your potential

As a psychotherapist/counsellor, Harefield, Uxbridge I cover the following areas:

- relationships
- anxiety
- bereavement and loss
- life transitions and changes
- identity crisis and issues
- life crisis
- life purpose and meaning
- women issues
- spiritual growth and awakening
- dream work
- difficult family dynamics
- trauma
- female anger
- loss of self
- inner child therapy
- depression
- domestic violence and abuse history

My counselling/psychotherapy areas of interest and expertise lie in:
- being with individuals' experiences at times of loss. Bereavement, loss of identity, loss of a relationship, a job, a sense of self, purpose and meaning
- helping individuals to work towards making changes in their lives and understanding themselves better, facilitating the process of self-discovery, self-awareness and self-reflection. Relationships with others and yourself
- living with a sense of purpose and meaning and finding light amidst darkness, seeing all experiences as an opportunity for growth and healing. Your place in the world and making meaning
- reclaiming your true nature and values, reconnecting to your heart's desires, innate qualities and soul nature
- personal Shadow and exploring all sides to a personality with an aim to reconnect to your whole nature. Finding way back home, back to yourself
- working with nature as a medium of expressing feelings and learning to be aware and on establishing a relationship with yourself and outside world, tapping into inner resources. Nature based therapy and working outdoors
- exploring and understanding feelings and emotional states better, becoming more emotionally intelligent and learning ways of responding that serve you
- establishing practical routines based on the practice of mindfulness and awareness. Anxiety, feelings of overwhelm

I work with the following approaches:

Humanistic - helping you realise your potential and create a healthy self-concept through a client-centred approach and creating an environment of non-judgement, acceptance, honesty and positive regard.

Solution focused brief therapy - focusing on solution building rather than problem solving, looking forward. It explores inner resources, strengths and hopes for the future, empowering and encouraging to make changes. It can be done in isolation when dealing with a particular goal, difficulty or incorporated into a longer-term psychotherapy journey.

Psychodynamic - we look at patterns and experiences created overtime that led you to your current position, together we work on past wounds and memories. It is based on the idea that the past has an impact on your experiences and feelings in the present. We focus on important relationships, e.g. primary caregivers, who might have set a pattern to how you relate to others in your life.

Existential - focusing on 'here and now' and resources you have at hand we work on making choices you have available to you, taking responsibility for your life and making decisions.

Transpersonal - focusing on personal empowerment, true nature and potential. Its belief is that whatever the hardships of your experiences, your core essence remains undamaged. It is a process of coming back to your true self. This way of working is creative and keeps in mind each person's potential and unique qualities to create a healthy and happy life.

Bodywork - working with energies in the body and its correspondences with emotions and physical symptoms, locations for difficult feelings and memories, working with breath.

CBT - working on changing patterns of thinking and, therefore, ways of feeling and behaving. Identifying core beliefs. Working with re-framing, changing negative self-talk, challenging automatic negative thinking and introducing daily tasks for optimum functioning.

Creative techniques - accessing unconscious material through engaging with automatic writing, spontaneous drawing, visualisations, breathing and meditation and dreams

Dream work - engaging with dreams and looking at symbols, themes and feelings encountered, which can lead to a resolution or an insight brought forward to the unconscious; making links between unconscious messages and conscious life

In addition to my face-to-face counselling/psychotherapy sessions, Harefield, Uxbridge I also offer:

- Skype sessions
- Nature therapy

Please note that I currently do not work with couples, children or adults under the age of 21.

Would you like to find out how counselling/psychotherapy, Harefield, Uxbridge can help you? Please get in touch for an informal, no obligation assessment session.

”When I first sought counseling I was in a really tough place in my life, questioning a lot of things and not really knowing at all who I was. I visited a few counsellors and stuck them out for a while but either I didn't feel ready or something was not quite right. I didn't feel like I was taken seriously. I searched again and discovered Natalia. Words cannot express how much this changed my life. I am not one to talk about myself or anything personal ever and so I knew counselling would be difficult. Natalia created a safe space for me. Somewhere I felt comfortable to open up. She used her expertise to find models that resonated with me and really opened up aspects of my mind and my soul I never tapped into before. I have never been so grateful for something. Natalia has an amazing calmness about her and she makes you feel like everything you say is important. You can see and feel that she genuinely cares. It is a blessing that I found Natalia and she has had a massive positive influence on me managing to change my life. I cannot thank her enough and would recommend anyone that is seeking help in anyway to visit her. Thank you Natalia. May the sun continue to shine from you :-)” Katie

" I could not have done it without you. Thank you for allowing me to be myself. I felt so comfortable and whatever I brought it was always received and accepted. I learnt so much. What a journey." Tina

"Thank you for your expert support over the last months. You have been brilliant in guiding me out of a dark place and I will always remember your skillful observations as I gain my life". Lynda

"Natalia has been very good. I have learnt so much about myself. At all times I had confidence in her skills and technique and I got exactly what I needed from my sessions, which helped me better understand and address my difficulties." Karina

"Natalia is a counsellor/psychotherapist in Harefield, whose work demonstrates a high level of competence and experience. She is good at enabling clients to grow." Holly

"I have worked with Natalia on a long-term basis face-to-face and over Skype. She is warm and accepting. I won't hesitate to recommend her and feel I can always reach out to her if I need to in future. My sessions have given me clarity and reassurance that I can have a happy and fulfilling life ". Sophie

"Just to say thank you for what you have done for me with my problems, which were many. It has been so good meeting you and I wish you the very best for the future". Margaret

"I am glad I came to counselling in Harefield with Natalia. I realised that it is ok to feel what I feel and talking feels good. I feel lighter, more focused and look forward to the future. Thank you". Charlie

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