Erika Mala

Erika Mala

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

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Therapist - Sydenham-London

Sydenham-London SE26
Sessions from £60.00


About me and my therapy practice

As an Adult Psychotherapist and Child Counsellor I work with adults, children and young people from a variety of backgrounds experiencing a wide range of issues and mental health difficulties.

My approach is integrative. This means that I draw on several approaches used in the psychotherapeutic field (both humanistic and psychodynamic), which enables me to tailor therapeutic work around clients' individual needs.

I offer a calm, safe and confidential space, where clients can explore their feelings and experiences within a supportive professional relationship. My way of working is down to earth with warm, open and accepting attitude. It is important for me to recognise client's individual experiences and to treat them with respect and integrity.

In addition, I offer my clients a choice to use creative techniques in therapy such as use of the arts, postcards, clay or sandplay, to name a few.

Alongside my private practice, I have worked as a psychotherapist for a charitable organisations in domestic violence. I have lead and delivered a counselling service in one of the London's boroughs working with adults, children, couples and families. I have also worked as a Counsellor and Art Therapist in primary and secondary schools as well as in further education (both private and state schools) and as a Psychotherapist in the NHS Foundation Trust.

As an Independent Support provider, approved by several Local Authorities, I also delivered specialised therapeutic packages to couples, parents, children and families affected by adoption.

I am a registered member of the BACP and HCPC and accredited member of the UKCP. I have regular supervision with a UKCP, BACP, HCPC accredited and registered child and adult supervisors.

I am DBS checked and have up to date Safeguarding qualification (Adults/ Children).

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, EMDR, Family therapy, Integrative, Play therapy, Relational, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, EAP, Families, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited