Petronela Antemia Person-centred/humanistic counsellor , GU9

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I am a qualified counsellor happy to explore with you any difficulties, concerns, struggle or anxiety you may be experiencing in your life. My formal training is in Humanistic Counselling based on Person-Centred approach. The humanistic approach provides you with an opportunity to explore your self-development, so you have a deeper understanding of who you are and what are are feeling, resulting in improved self-awareness. My person-centred approach means that I strive to build a collaborative and trusting relationship which will allow you to focus on what is important to you because you are the expert of your life.

My aim is to offer you a listening ear alongside a safe, empathic and non-judgmental environment to positively support you to explore your needs which can include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, work, family, bereavement or anything else you wish to bring.  Rather than imposing solutions, I will instead support you in taking steps to explore your individual difficulties at your own pace, which can provide you with a greater understanding of them and therefore help you discover the best solution that works for you.

Although I am predominantly Person-Centred in my approach, I will also draw on different modalities such as Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) dependent on your needs and goals.

I work with Adults, Children and Young People and have a full DBS.

I consider that the most important thing about therapy is the relationship between the client and counsellor. If the relationship is built on trust, transparency, support, equality and honesty, then it allows you to ‘grow’ and make positive changes in your life, so the healing process to take place and become the individual you want.

As a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I agree to adhere to the good counselling practice as described by the BACP ethical guidelines. This ensures I treat everyone with the same respect and that I deliver a safe and professional level of counselling, keeping your best interests at the core. Alongside this, I regularly attend supervision and engage in further professional training, to make sure I can help you in the best possible way.​ I also hold full public liability insurance.

Training and qualifications

  • - Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Young People
  • - Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Humanistic Counselling)
  • - Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • - Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • - Diploma in Child Counselling
  • - MA Communication and Language Sciences

Additional Training and Experience:

  • - Level 2 Certificate in Play Therapy Skills
  • - Level 4 Anger Management Counselling
  • - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Diploma (CBT)
  • - Child Attachment Diploma


  • - Initial consultation free and lasts 30 minutes.
  • - Subsequent sessions are £40 for 50 minutes session, payable by cash or bank transfer.
  • - I offer a limited number of concessionary sessions for those on low income, please enquire.
  • - 24 hours’ notice is required for cancellations.

Initial session is to ensure you feel happy and comfortable working with me and that I have the appropriate experience and skills to work with your difficulties.

I offer face to face counselling, both short and long term, according to your requirements and budget.

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