Are you struggling?
We all go through mental health difficulties at some point in our lives due to loneliness, work stress, issues in relationships, the experience of loss or some other reasons. Maybe you feel despair and hopelessness, or maybe you recognise unhelpful patterns in your thinking and behaviour that make you feel stuck in repetitive cycles.
Most of the time, we can bounce back, but sometimes we can't and may need extra help. Waiting too long and hoping that we can suffer alone can trigger panic attacks, anxiety, depression, loneliness, and other presenting issues.
Reaching out is not a sign of weakness but an important step to getting back on track. However, coming to see a counsellor can be a daunting experience. You may feel anxious, embarrassed or scared; however, it can be a relief to talk to someone who doesn't have a stake in your life. Facing reality and accepting that maybe you need help is an important step forward.
A few signs you may need counselling
You feel overwhelmed with everything
You feel trapped in a repetitive thinking pattern
You're having difficulty regulating your emotions
You aren't performing as effectively at work
You're experiencing changes in sleep or appetite
You're struggling to build and maintain relationships
You no longer find pleasure in doing things
Or you would just like to change but don't know where to start
What is counselling and psychotherapy?
Both Counselling and Psychotherapy go under the umbrella of 'talking therapies'.
They very often overlap in the process of therapy. Two of the main differences between these two are the work's depth and length. While counselling deals with more immediate issues within a shorter period (between 6-24 sessions), psychotherapy involves a longer term, deeper exploration of the root cause, and this often involves a childhood trauma, abuse or anything else that could have had significantly affected the development of the psyche and its relationship with the world.
The main focus of counselling and psychotherapy is creating a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, behaviours and experiences while relieving distress and creating coping skills to help them return on track.
What to expect from working with me
I value individual differences, otherness and uniqueness of the experience; therefore, I approach each client uniquely. In this approach, we will explore your past experiences and help you understand how you ended up following your path, and experiencing what you're experiencing today.
I'll give you the space and time you deserve to get to know yourself and find acceptance for what you discover on your journey. I might not have all the answers to your questions. However, I can empower you to find your own.
It will not be uncomfortable for me to sit with you in your chaos, tolerate your stuckness and walk alongside you through dark places. I will create a space where you would be free to talk openly without being judged. If you are interested, feel free to check the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Milena Radovic, MSc, MBACP
Integrative therapeutic counsellor
I am a qualified, BACP-registered integrative therapeutic counsellor. This means that I abide by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists' ethical framework of practice and that I work with particular modalities and tailor them to suit your specific needs. To discover more, click on the about me page.
Above all, I am a person with an authentic human presence. The connection between our two authenticities can serve as your vehicle for change. I provide a non-directive and non-judgemental approach where you can freely engage in the exploration process and feel accepted.
I have experience working with London mental health charity organisations for over 5 years, IAPT services and the private mental health sector for 2 years. My experience includes but is not limited to dealing with: low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, parenting issues, stress, sleep issues, depression, anxiety, nervousness and loneliness.
Find a new perspective on looking at things.
Talk openly without fear of being judged.
Recognise unhelpful patterns in your thinking and behaviour and identify other, more helpful ones.
Recognise difficult feelings and find ways to live with them.
Find a way to release feelings of stuckness and move on.
Relax and improve your sleep.
Improve your relationships.
Develop greater self-awareness.
Change the patterns of behaviour as a result of emotional triggers.
Understand how your anxiety works so you understand why you feel the way you feel. That, in turn, can help you to break the vicious circle of anxiety that just makes things worse.
Clear the fog, despair and feeling of hopelessness and find clarity and hope.
I will aim to help you to:
Definitely recommended, Milena asks insightful questions to help you get to the bottom of what’s swimming around in your head.
After 55 sessions, I feel more empowered, safe and grounded than I ever remember feeling in my life. Milena has been instrumental in helping me tackle life-long struggles, transform and grow SO much in this time. I'm extremely grateful for her patience and ability to create a safe space, listen and reflect. Would highly recommend her to anyone ready to commit to their self-care and long term growth. Thank you.
Milena has been incredibly crucial to my positive mental health progress in the past few months. She takes a people-focused approach and is very thoughtful during the sessions which makes it easy to open up at my own pace. I highly recommend to anyone who wants to see things from a different perspective!
Contact me or request a free initial consultation
An initial 15-minute telephone consultation is offered for free to provide the opportunity for you to ask any questions and establish whether you would like to book an appointment. If you think that I am the counsellor you would like to work with, we will arrange the first session.