Ksenia BelashRelational psychotherapist
Are you an intuitive, highly empathic soul finding life somewhat overwhelming at the moment?
Perhaps you are going through a challenging stage of your journey, doubting yourself, your choices and your capacity to move forward, or not quite knowing what it is that you most deeply want or need and feeling stuck?
Maybe you feel there are some unresolved issues from the past that make the journey forward difficult?
Perhaps you would love support with navigating the complex terrain of your relationships and the pain that certain relational dynamics bring up for you?
It may also be that your relationship with self is the main issue of concern for you and something you would like to explore.
Whatever it is that you need support with - I would love to offer you a gentle, loving, allowing, deeply compassionate and empowering space to explore your inner and outer world in the safety of knowing that in this space nothing will be too weird, too dark, too eccentric, too boring, too little, too much, or not enough.
I invite you into a space, where all of your human experience will be honoured and welcome: not feeling anything, not knowing how you feel, being overwhelmed by conflicting thoughts, fear, shame, grief, frustration, irritation, rage, envy, jealousy, mistrust, joy, delight, excitement, cheekiness, inspiration, dreaminess, love - and the myriad of nuanced feeling states in between.
Together, we will co-create the right conditions for you to connect to your innate resources, bring support, compassion, nurturance and healing to places that feel stuck, conflicted, scary or confusing and explore different possibilities and ways forward.
My approach is intuitive, organic, authentic and holistic - it touches deeper layers of the psyche than the usual talking therapy, and is very welcoming of creativity, play and laughter. I also bring a particular focus to the body and somatic experience, as this has proven to be key in addressing deeper, unconscious issues and finding pathways that were out of reach before.
My approach is also relational, which means we co-create the process together, depending on what you need and require. Any given session may feel like a sanctuary, creative lab, playground, poem, time journey, retreat or something entirely different!
As someone who spent most of my life feeling like I don't belong and trying to hide parts of myself that I deemed “not enough” or ugly, I feel passionate about supporting people who don't fit the mold on their journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance, healing and growth.
I recognise the unique challenges that having high sensitivity and nuanced perception in a very busy, loud world can bring - and would love to offer my expertise, skills, passion to serve you.
P.s. I also love working with fellow therapists, healers and space-holders, who would appreciate a relationally attuned, gentle, trauma-sensitive, body-oriented space to explore and process their own experiences and get support at times when things get challenging.
If you like the sound of my approach and feel I could offer the right support for you - please reach out, I would be delighted to connect and explore how I can be of help.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
I charge 100£ for a one hour session and 120 £ for a 75-minutes therapy session (I have limited concession slots available, so please get in touch with me to inquire about it).
I also offer other ways of journeying into the inner world: Embodied Tarot journeys, body-mind explorations and photographic healing journeys - please get in touch if this is something of interest to you and you want to know more.
Training and qualifications
I am qualified in Gestalt counselling - a therapeutic modality that emphasises the creative, spontaneous, embodied and dialogical nature of the therapy process. I am also qualified in Body-Art Therapy and am in the process of obtaining a qualification as a Somatic Experiencing practitioner (2nd year).
I have an extra training in bereavement support and volunteered for two years as a bereavement counsellor at the London Royal Trinity Hospice.
I am also a qualified as a relational mindfulness facilitator and have been leading embodied human connection circles, groups and retreats since 2017.
Some other trainings I have had over the past 5 years include Hypno- and Family-Constellations, Authentic Relating, Embodiment Facilitation, Embodied Coaching Experience and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. In my work, I also weave in elements from IFS, somatic therapy, ACT and NARM, as well as other approaches.