Natalia Zhigalina
Registered Psychotherapist in Southfields

Registered Psychotherapist Natalia Zhigalina

Consulting Rooms (by appointment)

Full address provided upon booking, Wimbledon Park Road
SW19 6PF

General Availability

  • Weekday Daytimes


Professional Title

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist


Counselling and Psychotherapy in Southfields, London

  • Individual £50 - 50 minutes
  • Couple £50 - 50 minutes
Payment Methods Accepted: Bank Transfer, Cash
Languages: English, Russian

Issues Covered

  • Abuse
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Anger
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Bereavement
  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Problems
  • Sleep Problems
  • Stress
  • Substance Dependence


  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Existential Therapy
  • Integrative Therapy

Private Health Insurance Registrations




More Detail

Over 7 Years Post-Registration Experience

Welcome. I am Natalia Zhigalina. I'm a registered psychotherapist - I support individuals and couples with their psychological health. I have private and public sector experience as a psychotherapist. My focus includes depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and relationship problems, as well as the specific difficulties faced by heterosexual men and women.

What to Expect

An introductory assessment session helps you to discover if you feel comfortable with me, discuss what troubles you, ask questions, understand confidentiality, and decide if therapy could benefit you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange a preliminary assessment appointment in Southfields, London or West End, London.


Counselling centres on listening to you, and assisting you. You decide which matter concerning your childhood or adulthood you explore. The aim of counselling is to help you to speak about a difficulty and discover a solution which is right for you.

Existential Therapy

Existential therapy investigates how you perceive your life. It involves reflection on your viewpoints, capacities and choices. Existential therapy aims to help you discover significance in your existence and the problems you encounter.

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR guides your eye movements to affect how your brain processes data. The technique attempts to reprocess your locked traumatic memories. The aim of EMDR is to desensitise your upsetting memories.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) suggests EMDR for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Integrative Therapy

Integrative therapy combines therapies to fit your preferences and the problems you experience. It considers your subjective experience and options. An aim of integrative therapy is to help you develop your self-awareness.


Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you gaining insight into the difficulties you confront. It explores your thoughts, feelings and relevant moments in your life. Psychotherapy aims to help you develop or discover suitable methods of coping.

Thoughts on Mental Health

If you can manage it, have a food plan. Eat balanced meals three times a day, abstain from refined carbohydrates, and be careful when drinking - it does impair your food choice judgement, if nothing else. If you have a slip, like an unplanned ice cream, do not turn it into a binge or compensate it with under-eating, over-exercising or purging. Let it go. Do not watch others and compare or judge. Release it. Connect. Do not go on that holiday if all you will be doing is presenting a picture of yourself to others at the expense of your real self. There's nothing worse than feeling intrinsically different and lonely in a crowd. Go instead to somewhere where you can see mountains, sky, sun and a blue, wide horizon; and feel it all - heat, coolness, salt, sadness, fear and joy. Be somewhere where you can afford to be conscious about your emotions, and with somebody with whom it is OK to feel whatever you feel. Do not use food to self-medicate. Do something that stimulates your mind, challenges your body, and nourishes your soul; learn and see something new - not just a reflection of yourself in the mirror. Watch the sunset and listen to the wind, walk on the beach and pick up the stones. They have been there for thousands of years and have seen all the shapes, sizes, and designer labels on people's swimming trunks. Really!
Read More: Managing eating disorders during 'bikini diet' season

Clinical Qualifications

  • Certificate of Attendance for Part 1 of a 3 Part Training
    Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
    Alexandra Richman Approved by EMDR International Association and by EMDR Europe Association (UK)
    July 2012
  • Master of Arts
    Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling
    University of Sheffield (UK)
    October 2009
  • UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist since September 2008
  • Diploma
    Integrative Counselling
    Richmond Adult Community College (UK)
    July 2007

I abide by the Code of Ethics of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Code of Ethics of the Society for Existential Analysis (SEA) London.


Location Detail

My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Southfields, Earlsfield, Wandsworth, Roehampton, Putney, Wimbledon, Merton, Tooting Bec, Sands End, Tooting, Colliers Wood, Parsons Green, Clapham Junction, Upper Tooting, West Wimbledon, West Brompton, Fulham, Raynes Park, Chelsea Harbour, Fulham Broadway

Nearest Train Stations

  • Earlsfield (1 miles)
  • Putney (1.3 miles)
  • Haydons Road (1.5 miles)
  • Wimbledon (1.5 miles)
  • Wandsworth Town (1.6 miles)
  • Wandsworth Common (2 miles)
  • Barnes (2.2 miles)
  • Clapham Junction (2.2 miles)
  • Wimbledon Chase (2.3 miles)
  • Balham (2.5 miles)

Nearest London Underground Tube Stations

  • Southfields (0.3 miles)
  • Wimbledon Park (0.7 miles)
  • East Putney (1.1 miles)
  • Wimbledon (1.5 miles)
  • Putney Bridge (1.7 miles)

Wheelchair access: No

Consulting Rooms (by appointment) also at

Updated 29 October 2015

Contact Natalia
Please submit your details below. I will receive them immediately and contact you as soon as possible. Thank you. Natalia Zhigalina.