My name is Carola Stefan and I am a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience working with children, adolescents and adults. I am based at Space To Be You Therapy Rooms in Hackney, E8.
As a Clinical Psychologist I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). In addition to my expertise as a clinical psychologist I am currently training in Gestalt therapy at the Institute for Gestalt therapy (IG Wien) in Vienna.
My work integrates different therapeutic approaches such as the Gestalt Framework, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I believe that therapy can help to reduce psychological distress, strengthen interpersonal relationships and improve one’s own quality of life and self-efficacy.
I see the here-and-now as the starting point of therapy, everything we think and feel always happens in the present. We cannot change the past, but we can change the way we look at the past through reflection, dialogue and experience in the here and now; then its effect will change. I see life as a lifelong process of growth. Crises, difficult life circumstances or changes are unavoidable. Growth means appreciating yourself, becoming more spontaneous, more alive and happier.
I support clients with a broad range of emotional and psychological difficulties such as anxiety, OCD, depression, panic disorder, stress, health problems, loss, profound life changes, anger management, intense emotional experiences, low self-esteem or desire for personal development.
I see therapy as a relationship where we both work together as equals and where I provide a safe and confidential space to explore whatever you bring to the sessions. I meet clients with curiosity, respect and compassion.
I recommend an initial session to give us the opportunity to get to know each other and to explore any concerns you might bring to therapy. This also gives you the opportunity to decide if you feel understood and if I am the right therapist for you.
You can get in touch via email at [email protected]
Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £75 per session.
I can also offer therapy in German.
Availability: Friday daytime
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