- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
Monday-Saturday day and evening appointments are available. Sessions last 60 minutes (usually held at the same time once a week). Charge £60 (cancellation of sessions should be given with at least 24 hours’ notice). Fees can be paid by cash or bank transfer.
Office is not accessible for wheelchair and has stairs.
I work face to face as well as remotely now to comply with Government health guidelines. Therapy sessions can be done on-line via Skype, WhatsApp, or Zoom, or outdoors while walking in Bushy Park.
To arrange appointment, please call me on : 07947 363640
or write to: email@example.com
My office is in Hampton Wick.
Directions: Off the Upper Teddington Road, five minutes walk from Hampton Wick Station (South Western Railways). Served by 281 and 285 buses along Upper Teddington Road. Restricted parking, (Residents Parking Zone X), short-term parking permits will be provided if needed.
About me and my therapy practice
My name is Aldona Olchanowska. I am a professional counsellor and therapist with over 25 years experience of providing short and longer term therapy to individuals, couples and families. I have worked as a counsellor in the USA and Poland in various treatment and educational settings. I worked with people with a wide range of life issues, including: HIV/AIDS, adoption, selective mutism, substance abuse, codependency, eating disorders and other issues.
I now work with individuals who struggle with a variety of issues:
• Isolation and loneliness
• Loss, bereavement, mourning and grief
• Relationship problems
• Attachment, separation and abandonment
• Family conflicts
• Life transition and aging
• Child related issues
• Adoptive parents and adoptee issues
• Eating disorders and food issues
• Health related issues and illness
• Neurodegenerative disease in the family
I am fully insured and am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to process personal information. Cross-cultural issue
I use an integrative approach, using different modalities including Person Centered and Humanistic, in order to provide holistic help.
I work with adults and families. I am bilingual, working in both English and Polish.
In the current pandemic and the uneasy economic situation, isolation or stresses are being experienced by people much more widely and intensively. Historic emotional issues are often intensified and new problems arise. Often difficulties experienced for a prolonged time can also lead to somatic problems. Sadly, there is still an unjustified stigma attached to those requesting psychotherapy. I believe, however, that investing in mental health is as important as in physical.
I have found that people believe psychotherapy is something not needed by older people as it is thought too late to change and the problems faced in “old age” are best solved with medication. I do not agree and am particularly interested in working with older adults.
What I can help with
Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Eclectic, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Families, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited