About Veronica Mavromatis
I am an integrative counsellor with experience working with bereavement, alcohol and drug addiction, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.
Counselling turned my life around in a way I would have never believed. This enabled me to make a choice to give something back. I began training to become a counsellor five years ago and am now a qualified independent integrative practitioner.
I am very empathic, having experienced a lot of life’s issues but I have now found a way of coping have developed tools to cope with when crisis arise.
In my practice I offer you a non-judgemental and empathic space to talk freely without judgement. You will feel that you are truly being listened to. I can share my experience with you and help you live a more happy and fulfilled life.
My training, work experience and any achievement
I am fully insured and have the following qualifications:
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (QFC)
Level 2 Certificate in Introduction for Counselling Skills
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Registered Member of the BACP (Reg. MBACP)
Member of the AIP
Certificate in Online Mindfulness & Meditation - British Mindfulness Institute
Certificate in Understanding Intimate Violence from an Attachment and Trauma Perspective
Certificate in Beginning, Developing and Strengthening The Way We Work Online
Certificate in Embodiment and The Talking Cure
Certificate in Integrative Therapy
Certificate in The Gift of Therapy: A Conversation with Irvin Yalom, MD
Certificate in Telephone Counselling: working with long and short term clients
Certificate in Introducing the social sciences
Certificate in Introduction to counselling
Certificate in Counselling: exploring fear and sadness
Certificate in Losing Sleep: How psychotherapeutic techniques can help
Certificate in UKESAD
Certificate in Working with Developmental Trauma using the NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM)
Certificate in Attachment, Dependency and Collaboration in Therapy for Complex Developmental Trauma Disorders
For many years I have volunteered in a drug and alcohol
charity where I treat clients battling substance addictions.
Alongside this, I have experience of volunteering in a bereavement organisation, where I dealt with clients whose loved ones had passed away in different circumstances.
I have also volunteered for a Carer’s charity service in Ilford doing home counselling with many different families. Clients ranged from carers looking after elderly parents to families suffering from various mental health issues.
Seeing my clients make changes to their lives rewards me. Knowing that I can be on that journey with that client is truly a privilege for me. Any potential clients that are out there I know how you are feeling because I have walked in your shoes.
I am committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Counselling. I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Counselling is a way of exploring difficulties in your life with someone who:
is professionally trained
has time to listen
is impartial and objective
Counselling will help you make sense of your difficulties and will help you in discovering a happier life.
Whether you need support in a crisis or want to work on a long standing problem it can change your situation in a more positive way leading to a more fulfilled life.
What is Integrative Counselling?
Integrative Counselling draws on mainstream theoretical perspectives, integrating knowledge and skills from different therapies.
Working together we can use the insights and techniques of Person Centred Counselling, Psychodynamic Counselling, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help you bring about the changes you want in your life.
Individuals think, feel and react in different ways. By integrating different ways of helping people bring about change in their lives, as an integrative counsellor I work with each client to produce a unique therapy adapted to suit what that client wants and needs.
As an integrative counsellor my practice focuses on the therapeutic relationship established with clients. I offer you the opportunity to be heard without judgement, and endeavour to create a nurturing, safe environment built on respect and understanding.
My practice pays attention to how past experiences can be carried across to the present and I am mindful of how this may impact upon the counselling relationship.
The aim of the work undertaken is not just to relieve pressing issues of the moment, but also to seek a more optimistic and untroubled future.