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Edgars Semenovs, BACP

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

As a trauma informed Counsellor, I offer a heartfelt space where you, at your own comfortable pace, feel able to explore difficult memories, feelings, thoughts, behaviours and relationships.

In order to facilitate the process of healing, I draw from such modalities as Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Compassion Focused, Solution Focused Approaches, Trauma Informed Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Focusing (Gendlin), Clean Language Inquiry, and Existential psychotherapy.

I was drawn to counselling due to my personal experiences of trauma and various addictions that I have been able to successfully work through. This personal experience has rendered me a sense of confidence that there is an immense healing power in each individual provided we have the ‘necessary conditions’ available.

I believe that the aim of the therapy is to provide you with these ‘necessary conditions’ to enable you to heal the wounds from the past that are still affecting you now.

Here is some of the feedback I have received from my clients:

'I feel like I can accept myself and I feel more positive about the future'

'I feel like I am now kinder to myself'

'No matter what happens, I've always got me'

'I feel more empowered knowing that I can always take a pause and attend to my feelings with compassion'

I feel that true healing happens when we realise our inherent worthiness; when we are able to pause and savour our essential nature of simply being alive just as we are. And this comes with acceptance and self-compassion. As C.Rogers once put it: ''When you accept yourself just as you are, then you can change'

Please, feel free to get in touch and we can look for solutions together that you cannot find on your own.

Training, qualifications & experience

Integrative Counsellor awarded First class degree Level 5.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma Themes Level 1.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Developmental Injury Level 2.
Trained in Embodied Clean Language Coaching.
I have worked with organisations specialising in various addictions ie. Alcohol, Drug and pornography addictions.
I have worked as an NHS Staff Counsellor.
I have an extensive experience in Mental Health Recovery Services, Mental Health Hospitals and Crisis Teams.
I practice yoga, meditation and Qigong on a daily basis. These practices have significantly influenced my own emotional well-being and subsequently informed my approach to counselling.
I am a BACP registered individual member.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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Credentials information

BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #388052


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Edgars Semenovs. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Edgar is a very professional and sensitive therapist. I am very grateful for his good questions , tips and support. I feel much better. I will continue my therapy. It helps a lot.

Written on May 23, 2024 after therapy with Edgars for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Edgars is highly professional and skilled in his area whilst being gentle and easy to talk to.

Written on Feb 23, 2024 after therapy with Edgars for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, coaching, and adhd

Edgars is a wonderful therapist who takes time to listen and give individualized feedback. He helps me view things in a different light. I can wholeheartedly recommend Edgars to anyone seeking advice.

Written on Jan 18, 2024 after therapy with Edgars for 8 months on issues concerning depression, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Edgars listens without judgement and offers a useful psychological perspective to the issues that we are discussing.

Written on Jan 04, 2024 after therapy with Edgars for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues

I have had one session with Edgars so far, and I find it very helpful. And he makes it easy to share thoughts. Very caring person and knowledgeable.

I am booking my second session soon.

Written on Dec 22, 2023 after therapy with Edgars for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Would greatly recommend booking a session with Edgars Semenovs. Working with Edgards made me more aware of the mechanisms behind my addiction to alcohol and provided me with a set of tools to become and stay sober.

Written on Nov 08, 2023 after therapy with Edgars for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues