Ines AstrugPerson-centred/humanistic counsellor
Counselling is a process, one step at a time. As a counsellor I will support you in finding clarity and the best solutions for what you need. I work with every person to empower them on their journey - or some the challenge is to understand themselves better, for others to cope, to heal, to grow.
Having experienced a variety of challenges myself, I don’t judge a person’s choices and situations. I am acutely aware of how difficult it is sometimes to find the best coping strategy, healthy boundaries, self-confidence and the right measure of assertiveness. We will work together to gain more insight into how to improve your well-being and ultimately make your life more beautiful.
I have experience especially working with bereavement and grief, loss, difficult childhood, trauma. Additionally I work with identity and self-esteem, guilt, assertiveness, healthy boundaries.
I am instinctively an empathic person; I sense acutely the feelings and needs of my clients and what they need most support with. Personally I am sensitive though quick to react and a passionate individual.
Over the past 20 years, I have lived in five different countries, including Israel and Germany - I am able to speak several languages. Each country, each experience, each community, has taught me something valuable outside the security and comfort-zone of the familiar environment, whether it's about people, personal growth, mentality or culture.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
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Training and qualifications
Therapeutic Counselling, Person-centred Humanistic Counselling (Dipl Therapeutic Counselling)
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Registered Counsellor
Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Certificate
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) Certificate
Suicide & Self-Harm - Working Safely & Ethically with Clients at Risk Certificate
Introduction to Transactional Analysis (TA) Certificate
Bereavement Foundation Course Certificate
Working with Suicide Remotely Certificate
Working Briefly Certificate
Master of Arts, Nationalism Studies, Central European University
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism & Mass Communications, AUBG
English - Fluent native proficiency
German - Proficient
Hebrew - Proficient
Spanish - Advanced
French - Intermediate
Russian - Intermediate
Bulgarian - Native