luka hadrych - Focusing Member in london
I am a BACP-registered counsellor and psychotherapist, dialectical behaviour therapist and mindfulness teacher. I trained in a number of therapeutic models, including relational, experiential/focusing-oriented and behavioural therapies. This allows me to tailor your therapy experience to your emotional needs and concerns rather than trying to fit you into a particular type of therapy.
I have provided individual counselling and group psychological support to people experiencing depression, anxiety and other forms of distress in a variety of NHS and community settings since 2008. For a number of years I also worked in an IAPT service where people experiencing low mood and anxiety were supported with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
During my years of working as a therapist I noticed how people's difficulties are often fuelled by self-criticism and self-attacking and this observation prompted my interest in finding answers to the question: "What stops us from being open not only to others but also to ourselves?". I have special interest in working with people who show traits of extreme emotional sensitivity, also known as 'highly sensitive personality', and in the therapeutic use of meditation in the modern world.
What I'm Doing Now
In addition to working therapeutically with general public I lead and co-facilitate DBT skills groups and give individual therapy to adults diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Alongside my counselling work I am a practitioner of mindfulness and focusing. I offer focusing-oriented therapy both face to face and online. I also run retreats and personal development programmes in the beautiful setting of Gozo in Malta where we support you to live with an awakened mind, open heart and relaxed body.