I have a fondness for a warm-hearted, kind, realistic and empathetic approach to counselling and mental wellbeing. With many years of experience, I’m well versed in guiding my clients into a better headspace by letting them know they are not alone. Working on a one-to-one basis, our plan revolves around problem identification, coping strategies, and developing resolutions. Working together like this, we can help you get the most out of life.
I have been diagnosing and delivering mental health counselling since 2006. Much of this work has come to me via GP’s or through self-referral. This has included (but is not limited to) coping with bereavements, relationship problems, work problems, addiction, anxiety, phobias, couple counselling and counselling adult survivors of abuse. I have even been used as an expert by ITV's Jeremy Kyle Show.
Over the years I have gained a broad knowledge and understanding of working with a variety of challenging client groups. For example - children and adolescents with varying mental and physical needs, people with drug and alcohol issues, mental health problems, learning disabilities and criminal offence histories. I am experienced in working with vulnerable people who
are at an increased risk of being a victim of crime, domestic violence, burglary, physical or sexual assault.
Since 2006 I have worked as a volunteer for Rape Crisis and I currently support women who have been assaulted sexually.
Since 2005 I have worked for Victim Support on a voluntary basis and I am currently supporting victims of crime, such as domestic violence, burglary, and physical and sexual assault. My work with Victim Support involves working with families, including children, usually in their own homes.
I care. Not just because it's my job, but because it's who I am.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Cancer, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Men's Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)
I've only had 2 sessions so far with Radka and I've benefitted already from the suggestions she's made for me. I would highly recommend her. She's very open minded and I find she relates well to me. I look forward to what else she has to share with me.
Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Radka for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes
Radka is amazing, so kind and always so insightful, when I speak to her I feel beloved and understood, couldn’t ask for anything more
Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Radka for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and bipolar disorder
Radka has been a key part of changing my life and dealing with mental health issues that have been with me since I was a teenager.
Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Radka for 4 months on issues concerning addictions, and eating disorders
Radka has been helping me for about 3 months and I have noticed a big difference within myself.
Radka is kind,caring and listens to what I have to say. She makes me feel heard.
I am on my way to being a happier and healthier person and Radka has been an amazing support to me.
Written on Aug 20, 2022 after therapy with Radka for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders
Radka has always made me feel heard & made it safe for me to talk without ever feeling judged, this has never happened before. She's a lovely woman, couldn't ask for a better person to talk to
Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Radka for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Even in a few weeks Radka had been really supportive
Written on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Radka for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues