Aleksandra Litovski - Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Available for appointments at our Clapham Clinic
Mental health is as important as physical health. When we experience physical pain we see our GP, so why not see a psychologist when we have problems with our mood, behaviour, functioning, coping and relating to others? It can be a challenge to differentiate between not coping and having resilient but emotionally tiring reactions in adverse circumstances.
Talking to a psychologist can be the first step in self-care at a time when we feel vulnerable and unhappy. It can help us cope with life’s demands, personal sensitivities and past events, as it encourages resilience through emotional expression, while we collaboratively make sense of our problems with a therapist.
I offer a range of therapeutic approaches depending on clients’ individual needs. My main approaches are CBT (including Mindfulness based therapies), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Therapy and MBT (mentalization based treatment).
My experience includes working with depression, anxiety, health anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, OCD, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, low self-esteem and confidence, relationship difficulties, perinatal mental health (issues related to pregnancy, IVF, miscarriage / stillbirth / pregnancy termination, tocophobia, traumatic birth), bereavement and childhood sexual abuse.
What motivates me to do my job is witnessing people’s capacity to recover from difficulties. I treat people from all walks of life and I see them get better. Through engaging with therapy, they start to experience fewer unwanted symptoms, begin to enjoy improved relationships, feel less vulnerable and more resilient.
My natural curiosity for making sense of people’s minds, how one copes with adversity or achieves excellence, started at an early age and it continued throughout my life, leading to a career in mental health. I have thirteen years of experience in the mental health services, including the NHS.
Alongside providing therapy, I enjoy taking roles in mentoring, teaching and research. My personal interests include film, photography and yoga.
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