All of us have emotional burdens that are invisible to the outside world but painful to us. They weigh us down and prevent us from living a life filled with joy and excitement. Even though shining light on them can help gain insights into the root of personal distress, we hesitate to do so, as it might be scary and shameful. Furthermore, it is a risky adventure to open up to a total stranger.

I ensure you a warm and non-judgmental atmosphere, which will contain your disturbing feelings and flashbacks, painful memories and traumas. Together we will work through distressing experiences that are burdening and tormenting you.

All of us have emotional burdens that are invisible to the outside world but painful to us. They weigh us down and prevent us from living a life filled with joy and excitement. Even though shining light on them can help gain insights into the root of personal distress, we hesitate to do so, as it might be scary and shameful. Furthermore, it is a risky adventure to open up to a total stranger.

I ensure you a warm and non-judgmental atmosphere, which will contain your disturbing feelings and flashbacks, painful memories and traumas. Together we will work through distressing experiences that are burdening and tormenting you.

This journey towards self-awareness and healing will help you to make sense of your thoughts and feelings, shed light on the source of your struggles as well as to release you from the burden of the past. Our exploration of your inhibiting beliefs and behavioural patterns will offer you a better understanding of your inner world.

Psychological issues I can help you with:

  • Abuse or violence (physical, emotional, sexual)
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Bereavement
  • Career issues
  • Communication problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional disturbance
  • Family conflict
  • Fears / Phobias
  • Gender identity concerns
  • Guilt
  • Infidelity
  • Loneliness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Separation / Divorce
  • Sexual orientation concerns / transition  
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Self-harming
  • Shame
  • Sleep problems
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Trust / Intimacy issues

Training & Approach

I hold a Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling from The Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling, therefore, the psychodynamic approach stays at the heart of my practice. I'm also constantly expanding my knowledge about other psychotherapeutic methods, e.g., TA, psychosexual and existential psychotherapy, and implementing them in my practice once appropriate. I also use CBT techniques, according to the client’s needs, for more short-term counselling.

Chair

Counselling

Counselling, in the short-term work, aims to solve a specific issue you are experiencing. Agreeing to see each other once a week for a limited amount of sessions (usually 12-20), we will explore the situation you feel troubled by from different perspectives. I am not in a position to give you advice as no one knows how to live your life best other than yourself. You will be provided with a warm and non-judgemental environment allowing you to express your thoughts aloud and find the right answers. I will also help you learn new skills to be more equipped in dealing with your issues.

Couch

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a deeper and more thorough work in understanding your inner world and the way you relate to the outside world. We will meet once or twice a week for a non-predetermined period. By speaking your mind with as few restrictions as possible, you will become engaged with parts of yourself that are worrisome, and you tried to ignore. We will work together through this challenging experience, gradually releasing yourself from the grip of old affirmations and repetitive patterns to find your path towards personal transformation.

Individual practice

My clinical work is aligned with the BACP ethical framework and principles.

My private practice is relatively small, with no more than 15 contact hours per week, to ensure that the quality of my work is of the highest standard.

My clinical work is aligned with the BACP ethical framework and principles.

My private practice is relatively small, with no more than 15 contact hours per week, to ensure that the quality of my work is of the highest standard.

I used to practice at the Cambridge Flourishing centre (Mill rd, Cambridge), however now I'm only working remotely.

I also offer online supervision for groups and individuals.

Evening sessions
Times

Have your counselling after your work.

Flexible payment
Easy payment

Pay using a credit card online, or by bank transfer.

Automated booking
Online booking

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4-day cancellation
Calendar

No need to pay for services you will not use.

Short waiting list
Short waiting list

No need to wait for months to speak with someone.

Online
Location

Sessions via Zoom or Skype.

How to start?

First, you will have an initial appointment with me before you commit yourself to a counselling journey. If you are unsure whether counselling is right for you or not, the initial appointment will help you find the answer. If you have an idea that you would like to explore, have some expectations from counselling, or have had counselling before and would like to work on a particular problem, the initial appointment is a great opportunity to talk it over.

Please note you will NOT be diagnosed during the initial assessment.

The fee for the initial appointment is £35 (40 € or $50 ). Each further session is £70 (80 € or $95 ).

The first, as well as every other session, are 50 minutes long. You don’t have to keep an eye on the time, I will let you know when we approach the end of the session.

There is no obligation to commit after the initial appointment.

If you decide on trying to work with me, the first 5-10 sessions would be our test-drive. If you feel you want to see other therapists and compare who you feel more comfortable with, please do not hesitate to do so. It is more likely that you will open up about delicate and intimate matters to the person you feel most connected to and it might take some time before finding a good fit.

Payment

The fee for an ongoing online counselling session is £70 (80 € or $95 ). You will be issued an invoice at the end of each month, which can be paid via bank transfer.

Cancellation policy

A consultation can be cancelled free of charge with at least 4 days notice, otherwise, the full cost of the consultation will be charged.

Duration

The duration of your counselling will be discussed in your initial assessment. I offer short-term counselling and open-ended psychotherapy, which can be up to four times per week.

Each session is 50 minutes long.

Confidentiality

Everything discussed during the session is confidential. However, there might be circumstances when I will be obliged to breach confidentiality:

  • If I believe there’s a danger that you may cause serious harm to yourself or another person.
  • If you disclose information relating to acts of terrorism or money laundering, I am legally bound to report it to the relevant authorities without consultation.

Referrals

If I was recommended to you by your partner, friend or a relative who is currently working with me or who has been my client in the past, I would NOT be able to accommodate you as it causes a conflict of interest.

If a conflict of interest arises throughout the therapeutic process, we will have to terminate our work.

If you are making a booking for your child (the child must be 18 years old or older) or your parent or partner (e.g., for financial reasons), please indicate their contact details in the reservation (their name, their email address and their phone number) not yours.

Book your online initial appointment

Please fill the form below to book your online initial appointment (via zoom or skype). Submitting the form will redirect you to a secure payment web page. Once your payment has been confirmed, an email will be sent with more details.

If you have any questions or don't see a slot which suits you, please send me an email (hello@duraj.space).

No slot available currently. Contact hello@duraj.space for enquiries.

Qualifications

Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling in the Community, MHCPC, London, UK

Diploma in Integrative Supervision of Individuals and Groups, The Grove, London, UK

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