Welcome to my site
I'm Aleks and I have more than 15 years experience in helping people whose uncomfortable negative emotions had come to dominate their life.
The methods I use can help you if you experience anxiety, panic attacks, anger, OCD and social phobias. I support concerned women preparing for childbirth and dedicated ten years to working in a women's centre, helping women recover from the emotional impact of physical, psychological, sexual and emotional abuse. Men suffer similar problems and also deserve the chance to live without emotional pain.
It does not matter how big or small you feel your problem is. Or how long you have suffered. It is possible to start to enjoy life again.
"Aleks is not just professionally skilled but has a natural intuition and kindness that has guided me to finally be able to live life free of the 24hr anxiety and panic attacks that constantly got in the way for nearly two decades. I can never thank her enough, and can now put my energy into other more enjoyable things."
How does a session work?
When we talk you will know you have been heard and understood. I draw on my training in a range of widely used Emotional Freedom Techniques and body-centred psychotherapies to help you move on from the thoughts and feelings that cause you so much distress. Sessions take place over Skype in your own home or a place safe for you, so that you can improve your life without missing work or other commitments. I also work from a clinic in North London - The Haelan Centre in Crouch End, 41 The Broadway, London N8 8DT.
My Skype sessions are £50 for one hour or £70 for 90 minutes.
The techniques learned, such as Emotional Freedom Technique and Emotional Clearing make it easier to continue your progress outside of sessions.
What is Emotional Freedom Technique?
We will find a therapy that best suits you but this is the one I use most. Emotional Freedom Technique is a relatively new technique for changing your emotional responses, developed in the USA in the 1990s. It involves tapping lightly on points, similar to acupressure points, on the face and upper body. Most people feel their usual reaction to a problem being gently disrupted and changed by this action and it regularly reveals your own insight or a new way of understanding it. Its founder explained this response in terms of energies, and you can read more about Emotional Freedom Technique and its uses.
I also use Emotional Clearing, but what is it?
I trained with founder John Ruskan and he describes the process as being helped into a relaxed meditative state where you can bring feelings into awareness and release them easily and comfortably. The relaxed Alpha state of your mind and other subtle techniques support you to make letting go of deep feelings and reaching peace a pleasant experience.
My training and qualifications
I started from a background in psychodynamic counselling and body psychotherapy before training in more than 10 current therapies that combine mind, body and emotion, such as Kinesiology or Emotrance. Though these have influenced my approach, Emotional Freedom Technique and Emotional Clearing are my preferred tools, as in my experience they bring a deep and lasting relief. I am trained in Classic EFT to the standard of Master Practitioner and trained and certified by founder John Ruskin in Emotional Clearing.
I will only use methods with which you are comfortable. You may find there are many ways to help you back to feeling good. Perhaps your journey starts here.
As well as being fully trained to use Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) as a practitioner I am also certified to train people who might use it professionally. If you would like to learn how to work with clients in a therapeutic setting and are interested in developing your skills to include EFT, contact me here.
I have a separate practice for pet owners who want to use these techniques to overcome the loss of a close pet or explore how, for example, establishing emotional leadership can change the behaviour of their animal and improve their bond with them. You can find out more here.
Emotional freedom techniques are life-changing for many and the doorway to living an emotionally comfortable life, but it would not be kind to guarantee results. Results are very good and you can read more about them, but sessions are not intended to substitute medical diagnosis or treatment if that is what is needed, and some psychological conditions may need wider support.