Basia Dereszewska

Monday - Friday 9am - 2pm
£55 per session


My name is Basia Dereszewska. I'm a BACP registered Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, located in West London.

Counselling and Psychotherapy are often considered to be interchangeable terms. Usually counselling involves short term work and is recommended for specific issues such as a major life change or grief and takes place over weeks or several months. Psychotherapy is more open-ended and explorative, and tends to look at past issues that might be contributing to present day problems.

I offer both short-term and open-ended therapy, drawing on various modalities including person-centred, psychodynamic, attachment theory, gestalt, humanistic, CBT, transpersonal and TA.

I combine these theories, depending on your individual needs- no person's therapy will be the same combination as another's, it is all individual and specific to you.

I aim to listen and to see you, and to help you gain a greater insight into yourself in order to heal.

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The relationship between client and therapist is a unique one, and it's of upmost importance to me and my practice that it is this that provides a strong basis for the therapy to occur.

Talking to me rather than a friend or relative can be extremely helpful, especially if dealing with painful, difficult or shameful thoughts, situations and memories. I am trained to listen and allow you to be seen and heard and to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to discuss things that you may not be able to talk about with anyone else.

In turn we can collaborate to work together on whatever challenges or difficulties you are faced with by re-framing situations or trying to look at them in a different way to understand and unravel where and why the problem lies.

Talking openly and honestly can be a great form of release in itself.

Life is difficult sometimes and we can get 'stuck' and that's ok. Being able to admit that you're 'stuck' is the first and most difficult step.

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