Monika Bakonyi: Person-centred/humanistic Therapist, London, SW6
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Monika Bakonyi

Person-centred/humanistic therapist
London SW6
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About Me

My name is Monika Bakonyi and I am an experienced counsellor working in South West London and Essex. All my life I have been curious about people and enjoyed working with them. I am a Hungarian who has lived in the UK for over 25 years. My original background is in academia and sports. I have worked with a wide variety of people, from children to older people. I have also worked with autistic children and children with physical disabilities. My counselling approach is based on my belief that by providing a safe and confidential space for my clients they can re-examine their life patterns and make new decisions. I am a firm believer in the possibility of change and the importance of choice in our lives. My role as a therapist is to support you, the client, on your journey of self-discovery. The modalities I apply are Transactional Analyses, Gestalt and Person Centred. I use Mindfulness techniques when appropriate with clients.

Initially, I would suggest to have a brief telephone conversation with you to make sure that I have experience in helping you with your problem. This is ethically fundamental to my practice. The first few sessions are devoted to "assessment", a simple process of getting to know each other and perhaps finding the aim of your therapy. We would always meet in the same room, a lovely airy space where I hope you would feel comfortable. Confidentiality is paramount in my work.

As a bilingual I am able to work with Hungarians. Due to my background in competitive sports, I have and enjoy working with sports people and can provide psychological support around performance anxiety, stress, goal setting etc.

I am an Accredited  Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and the Metanoia Institute (London). I have an experienced supervisor with whom I have a well established relationship.

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First Practice
Monika Bakonyi at Hurlingham Studios
Ranelagh Gardens, Fulham

Issues often worked with

Family issues
Interpersonal relationships
Sexual problems
Cultural issues
Social communication
Drug addiction
Sexuality and LGBTQ

Therapy offered

In person

Client groups



£70 minutes


Training and qualifications

BSc (Hons) Humanistic Counselling (First), Metanoia Institute, London

MA (First) History and English, University of Pecs, Hungary

ASA Swim Coach

Verified professional membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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