- Phone number
- 07849 386 826
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Hi, my name is Ilia. I am a qualified Integrative Transpersonal Counsellor and offer a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental space where I can support you during life’s challenges.
These may include working through difficult experiences, coping with trauma, having feelings of anxiousness, depression or generally feeling ‘stuck’.
It might be that at this point in your life you feel the need for change but the thought of it makes you apprehensive. Or that people around you don’t seem to see who you truly are and you feel emotionally disconnected, self-critical and the need to constantly justify yourself.
You’re not alone. We can work together to see where these feelings may stem from and try reframe them to let change and growth take place. More often than not, these feelings are rooted in experiences from our young, sometimes painful past. We will be able to revisit those experiences to allow for understanding and self-compassion to pave the way forward.
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community myself, I’m familiar with the struggles around questioning your sexuality and/or gender. If this is something you’re facing, I can walk the path of self-acceptance with you. The terrain may be rough at times but I promise to be by your side.
Having also experienced my share of life’s highs and lows and moved to a good place after having counselling myself, I’m passionate about helping people work through whatever may be holding them back from feeling or being their authentic selves.
In my work I join each client on a journey to find a place where past and present experiences meet. Together, we create an explorative space to allow for better self-understanding and healing, while also listening to what is soulfully shared through images, dreams and poetry. As we explore new or forgotten paths, your true self can, and will, find its voice and reach its full potential.
I currently only offer online sessions with the aim to return to face to face sessions when it is safe to do so. Each session lasts 50'.
I am based in Leytonstone. The closest stations are Leyton Midland Road (Gospel Oak - Barking overground) and Leyton Station and Leytonstone Station (Central Line).
My first session
On our first session we will talk about how we can work together, find out about any expectations you may have but also go through some practical matters around my practice and confidentiality. I will need to take some information about you which I retain in a secure manner as per BACP’s code of ethics.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma
Types of therapy
Gestalt, Integrative, Jungian, Relational, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited