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Natalia Zhigalina
Psychotherapist in Southfields - Registered 10+ Years

Natalia Zhigalina

Registered Psychotherapist

  • Wimbledon Park Road, Southfields, London, SW19 6PF
  • Multiple times available +
    • Mon
      9am-9pm
    • Wed
      9am-9pm
    • Thu
      9am-6pm
    • Fri
      12:30pm-9pm
    • Sat
      9am-2pm
  • Individual £80 Couple £90
  • 57% of enquirers became verified clients
I am currently not taking on new clients

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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.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggests CBT for
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Panic
  • PTSD
  • Self Harm
  • Binge Eating
  • Bulimia
  • Anorexia
  • Social Anxiety
Cognitive behavioural therapy concentrates on how your thoughts influence your emotions and actions. It recognises and addresses unhelpful ideas which perpetuate the issues you encounter. The aim of cognitive behavioural therapy is for you to experience healthier thoughts and emotions.

Counselling

NICE suggests counselling for Depression.

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.

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)

NICE suggests EMDR for PTSD.

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.

Psychotherapy

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.

Therapy

  • Stress
  • Sexual Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship Problems
  • Borderline Personality
  • Bereavement
  • Anger
  • Abuse

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

Qualifications

July
2017
Certificate
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
Alexandra Richman (UK)
January
2013
Certificate
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
Alexandra Richman (UK)
July
2012
Certificate
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
Alexandra Richman (UK)
October
2009
Graduate Degree
Counselling and Psychotherapy
with
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
University of Sheffield (UK)
September
2008
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist
July
2007
Diploma
Counselling
Richmond and Hillcroft College (UK)

Natalia abides by the Code of Ethics of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

 



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 15 June 2018