Whatever the difficulty, dilemma, challenge, issue or sorrow, I believe you already took the first step towards healing and change by finding your way here. Counselling can help to process, make sense of and move past your struggles in a meaningful and empowering way.
I am experienced, fully insured, and DBS checked Integrative therapist, qualified with a First Class (BSc Hons) Counselling Degree.
My clinical experience (since 2019) includes providing culturally sensitive therapy to clients from diverse backgrounds. I have worked with individuals experiencing a range of psychological difficulties, including work related stress, identity crisis, childhood trauma, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, emotional/social isolation and suicidal ideation. I also have a keen interest and experience in developing and delivering mental health projects to vulnerable and marginalised communities.
My way of working involves building on the therapeutic relationship, trust and a collaborative dialogue with you, in aim to sensitively navigate through the labyrinth of experiences in your life and mind. I facilitate a non-judgmental environment and a confidential space to explore and validate your thoughts, feelings and emotions, while cultivating self-development and transformative growth. During the therapy process, you will engage in self-reflection and exploration, thereby enabling greater self-awareness to acknowledge and address difficult feelings, unhelpful thoughts and behaviour patterns that hold you back or keeping you stuck from moving forward. You will recognise the values and personal goals that are in line with your authentic self and will be able to apply these to unlock your full potential.
I work pluralistically, which means that I draw on different approaches and tailor the therapy to suit your individual needs. I believe that you are the expert of your life and encourage you to be an active participant in the decision-making process that shapes your therapy sessions. A collaborative dialogue enable us to identify your preferences and utilise any personal strengths and (cultural) resources you would consider helpful in meeting your aims and goals.
I look forward to hearing from you so we could begin!
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #391451
NCPS Therapist - Accredited Member (MNCPS Accred) #NCS22-01703
I had a great experience with Akvile, and I was able to see and approach things with fresh perspective which was very helpful for me.
Written on Nov 26, 2023 after therapy with Akvile for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and career difficulties
Sessions with Akvile have been for me a life changing experience. I feel heard, supported and I get the tools I need to deal with anxiety and relationship issues. I’m extremely grateful for her help.
Written on Nov 19, 2023 after therapy with Akvile for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coaching
Professional, empathetic, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Couldn’t recommend this extraordinary lady enough.
Written on Nov 07, 2023 after therapy with Akvile for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
The difference Akvile has made in my life over the last 6 months has been amazing. I couldn't recommend her enough!
Written on Oct 25, 2023 after therapy with Akvile for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Akvile is a fantastic therapist. Takes the time to get to the root of issues and leads sessions without any intense coercion
Written on Oct 24, 2023 after therapy with Akvile for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Akvile is just amazing.
Written on Oct 12, 2023 after therapy with Akvile for 1 year on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes