My name is Natasha and thank you in advance for taking the time to read my profile. I am an integrative psychotherapist here at Affordable Talk. My training has included a BSC Hons Psychology and Counselling, Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills, a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and a Masters in Integrative counselling, the latter allowing me to develop an advanced approach to working with loss and bereavement. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and am currently undertaking me accreditation, whilst preparing to return to university for a PHD next year. I have also ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) trained. I incorporate a flexible and fluid blend of Person-Centred, Humanistic, Relational Psychodynamics, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Gestalt approaches in my work, as well as creative, visual and creative and visual methods tailored to each individual's way of expression and meaning-making.
I work to create a tailor-made approach to each of my clients, endeavouring to discover their therapeutic language and work in a custom framework depending on the client’s individuality and needs. These include, but not necessarily limited to: sexual abuse, rape, depression, anxiety, OCD, anger issues, domestic violence, physical/mental/emotional abuse, relationship issues, divorce and infidelity, family problems, stress, work related issues, victims of crime, attachment, suicide, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, class/social status, self-esteem/worth/confidence issues, long term illness and coming to terms with diagnosis, bereavement, grief and loss, disability, cancer, substance misuse/abuse, childhood trauma, sexual health, sexuality and sexual intimacy issues, gender identity, infertility/pregnancy issues and eating disorders.
I endeavour to be flexible and adaptable, as well as empathetic, understanding, open-minded, non-judgemental and honest. I strive to provide people with a gentle, warm, friendly and relaxed environment, where they can feel safe to talk, open up and be vulnerable. I work to motivate and challenge my clients to be the best they can be for themselves and become self-aware, self-loving and to encourage self-care. I want to walk alongside people in their journey of exploration, self-discovery, self-reflection and help them to feel heard, understood and supported, no matter how hard things get. I work to promote change and help my clients find understanding, acceptance and equip them with the tools they need to make positive changes that will enhance their wellbeing, build self-esteem and a way to love themselves for exactly who they are as a person. I pride myself on being down to earth and valuing people’s independence, their personalities and their differences and work to continually promote these.