Hello, my name is Ilze.
I enjoy working with adults, young people (OVER THE AGE OF 13), couples and families.
I discovered my passion for everything concerning mental health and human nature during my undergraduate studies in Psychology. Since then I have qualified as a practitioner in Systemic Family Therapy and Individual Therapeutic Counselling. I also attended many Continued Professional Development Courses and Seminars to gain a comprehensive understanding in mental health difficulties and well-being. This understanding and my own experience in therapy has greatly helped me to care for and maintain the well-being of myself and others.
It is an honour to work in the field of mental health, and pass on and share the experience and power of talking therapy with my clients. I have worked in children and adult mental health services with families that experience early signs of personality disorder, bereavement, learning disabilities, addictions, and common mental health and relationship difficulties among others. I have experience working with young people in individual counselling, supporting them with various difficulties and complexities concerning their mental health resulting from psychological trauma.
In counselling sessions with a client, I offer a safe and warm presence. I look to understand together with the client, accept their feelings and validate the difficulties experienced by them, so moving towards their desired well-being becomes autonomous and possible.
Each person has a unique set of personality, experiences and circumstances. In my approach to the counselling process, you can expect me to tailor your therapy to your unique needs.
I am looking forward to welcoming and meeting you. I feel excited to hold and share the worry and courage that you might feel when embarking on and throughout the journey of counselling towards a greater sense of well-being.
BSc in Psychology and Graduate Membership in The British Psychological Society
Practitioner Level Training in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice.
Level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling – Integrative Counselling and Member with the B.A.C.P.