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My background
Thank you for taking time to read about my background.  My name is Marek Dvonc and I am an Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist.  I commenced my training in Therapeutic Counselling Diploma- (2012), followed by Diploma in CBT- (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, 2016), and Diploma in Trauma-(2018).  Over the years, I have developed various ways of working with a wide range of difficulties my clients find challenging to manage.  I began counselling clients in 2011 at the Centre for Better Health, and later in 2013 children at Place2be.  Presently, I am counselling adults at the Richmond Borough Mind since 2015.  I support my clients throughout their therapeutic journey with diverse presenting challenges such as Anxiety, Addiction, Bereavement, Confidence, Depression, Self-esteem, Early Childhood trauma (physical, sexual and an emotional abuse), Relationships/ Marital problems, Emotional neglect and many more.  

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work within the ethical framework of practice.
Therapeutic approach 

In a nutshell, my therapeutic approach is Integrative.  This means, that I use aspects from Psychodynamic,  Person Centred Approach and CBT in support of my clients' worries and struggles, which they may have been experiencing throughout their lives. However, some of their difficulties reach into the past, early childhood and the experiences they went through and remembered. Without being aware of the negative memories that have become deeply embedded within them, may often escalate into depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship problems and the list continues.  These, to a certain extent, have an affect on their lives in the present moment.  Therefore, I need to tailor an individual way of working with your challenges in order for you to become able to manage anxiety, stress, depression, relationships etc. in a way that feels okay. Moreover, we would be able to explore ways of finding an inner strength and vision in you, that has been blurred over the years of overthinking and losing a sense of being fully present in a moment, in the "here and now".

How does it work?

People often ask about the benefits of counselling, and how they can change their lives.  I believe that counselling and psychotherapy may support you in many ways.  For example, if you struggle with managing your feelings in situations where you need to be fully present and able to engage with others.  Counselling also provides a space for you to bring anything you would like to talk about, and focus on throughout the course of therapy.  You may bring any difficulties you would like to understand better or simply talk about anything that springs to your mind in a moment.  Everyone one of us is unique in their own way and has different needs and goals to be fulfilled.  I support my clients on their journeys towards a positive change, and believe that each client knows best, and has the answers deeply embedded within themselves.  Sometimes we do not realise that we already have strengths and skills that are unrecognised or invisible and need a support of a therapist to be rediscovered.

What can I expect from having therapy?

The benefits you may gain from therapy vary and include:  

  • being able to manage anxiety, depression, anger, stress, sleep
  • finding a balance in your life
  • understanding the causes of your challenges 
  • being able to recognise triggers of your unhelpful behaviour/s
  • trying new behaviours that produce better results
  • beginning to approach life in a more open way
  • being able to build skills that you may need in social situations  
  • setting goals you have been postponing and working towards achieving them
  • building confidence