Borbala Shehata-Jakab

Borbala Shehata-Jakab

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, Hungarian

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Therapist - London

London SW10
Sessions from £35.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”                     Rumi

​I invite you for a free initial consultation (30 min) to informally discuss how we might work together.

I offer appointments 7 days a week, at different times each day. Early appointments start at 7.00 am and my last appointment is at 8.30 pm. They are on the hour or at 30 minutes past the hour.

You can ask me about my availability for a specific slot here or you could wait to discuss this at your initial consultation.

My fee structure depends on the time and day of the week, it is £50-£60 / session. I offer concessions to students and the low-waged, £40-£50 / session for the first 6 sessions.

About me and my therapy practice

"Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you."             Jean-Paul Sartre

I believe therapy not only offers a space for processing confused, difficult or painful feelings but also aids self-discovery and self-development. I offer a safe space for my clients where they may explore things they have never talked about before.

My priority is to provide a confidential, empathic and accepting atmosphere in which my client is free to question, reflect upon and express their true and unique Self. I do this by developing a therapeutic connection with my client so that I accompany them on their journey side by side.

Practice description

“Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.”                                                                                                 Sigmund Freud

Online & by Phone Therapy / Counselling

Issues I work with include but are not limited to abortion, anger, anxiety, bereavement, childhood, Covid-19, depression, disability, divorce, dreams, exams, gender, identity, LGBT+, loneliness, loss, relationship, self-awareness, self-esteem, separation, shame, stress, sexuality, trauma, work...​

My special area of counselling includes working with identity, personality, autonomy and how their intersectionality influences relationships with Self and Others. In other words, how your identity, personality and the need for freedom of expression influence the way you feel about yourself and in turn, the way you relate to other people. 

 Unable to express or accept our authentic Self may generate a myriad of feelings such as guilt, low self-esteem or anger. Therapy can help to process these feelings and strengthen your identity. I am open to the use of creative techniques, such as dreamwork, chair work, images and symbols.

Being Integrative not only allows me the flexibility to work with various techniques but also in different modalities. Based on my training, I draw from the psychological modality of the Psychodynamic, Humanistic and CBT approaches in general. However, my specific approach is always tailored to my client's therapeutic needs as I recognise that each person is unique with a multitude of distinct experiences and feelings.

My first session

Every person must choose how much truth he can stand.              Irvin D. Yalom

Taking the decision to start therapy with a counsellor is a significant choice and moment. It might feel both daunting and empowering.

I offer a free initial consultation. This informal assessment will last for approximately 30 minutes. During our talk, you will be able to find out if you feel comfortable with me, discuss what concerns you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and determine if therapy could assist you.

During our initial consultation ​I will ask you about the following:

  • your reasons to seek therapy now
  • your way of coping with your issues so far
  • your previous experience of therapy
  • any thoughts of harming yourself or ending your life
  • your connection to other people around you
  • your aims of therapy at this time

If we are to continue, we will set a regular time slot for your weekly sessions which will last for 50 minutes. And I will send my counselling contract to you prior to starting counselling so that if you wish to negotiate any changes, we can discuss them during our first session.

​The number of sessions and topics are entirely up to you. We will regularly review our work together at every 6th session.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling