Basia Dereszewska

Basia Dereszewska

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London W3
Sessions from £55.00



My Practice is open on Monday- Friday between 9am - 2pm.

I am currently working remotely only.

About me and my therapy practice

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 and 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.

Practice description

I'm a BACP registered Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist 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 am currently working remotely only.

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.

About Me:

Having worked in high end luxury retail for over a decade, I understand the pressures involved in providing a high level of service and intensely demanding that world can be, and how that can affect your self esteem and self confidence. It can create anxiety and stress and an experience of subservience.

What I gained during those years was knowledge of working relationally with people and to embrace and accept everything that clients brought to the table, skills that I have continued to work with and use in my therapy room.

Having worked for Mind Charity, I have experience of working with personality disorders, NPD and BPD, bereavement, Critical Mother/Daughter dynamic, major life changes, relationship issues, trauma, low self -esteem, depression, OCD, stress and anxiety.

My first session

1. Once we have discussed over email what your needs from therapy are or might be we can then ascertain whether to proceed to a first assessment session.

2. Our first session will consist of slightly more direct questions than a usual session. This is for me to get more of an idea of what you think you'd like to get from therapy, your expectations, your fears, your past experience of therapy if any, and relevant information collection.

It also gives me the opportunity to discuss our contract together, which is of great importance and gives you a chance to ask any questions you may have. 

More importantly it gives us a chance to see if we think we can both work together. There is no obligation to continue after this initial session. This initial session is priced at £55

What I can help with

ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, OCD, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Time-limited