ABOUT  ME

“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on, creating oneself endlessly” Henri Bergson

I have always been fascinated by people and the complexity of our experiences, what drives our behaviour, how we make meaning, how we relate to ourselves, others, and the world around us and how it changes as we evolve.

​Having worked with clients for over 15 years as a psychologist and a coach, my own understanding have been going through transformations continuously and it often feels that I am on a lifelong quest to understand the intricacies and complexities of human nature.

What really inspires me is being able to support my clients through their challenges, turbulences and transformations. Helping to overcome obstacles that stand in the way of achieving their dreams and aspirations, build confidence and develop habits that enable clarity, mental, emotional and physical wellbeing, connection and growth.

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My approach

As a psychologist, I use science and technology to understand what drives our behaviour, at the same time incorporating a wider frame of reference that purpose, meaning and spirituality bring.

Working with clients, I take a holistic view of the individual and the challenges they are facing and blend cognitive, emotional and somatic elements to help my clients develop a deeper understanding of themselves and the challenges they are facing and build a stronger connection to their own wisdom and power. 

Tools that I tend to use range from constructive adult development theory, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy/Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychosynthesis psychology, mindfulness, imagery exercises, object relations, etc.

I work in English and Russian.

Certifications

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) Member 00956979

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation (ICF)

  • Practitioner Member, Association for Business Psychology (ABP)

Qualifications

  • PGDipl Psychosynthesis Counselling, The Institute of Psychosynthesis, (London, UK).

  • Conversations at the Growing Edge, Growth Edge Coaching

  • The Art of Developmental Coaching, Coaches Rising

  • Advanced Diploma in Transformational Coaching, Transcend International

  • Dipl Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (London, UK)

  • MSc Occupational Psychology, Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK)

  • BA (Hons) Psychology, Napier University (Edinburgh, UK).