Melita Rova Psychotherapy Clapham Junction

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About me

Professional Qualifications:
I hold an MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Some of my ongoing personal and professional development is on existential analytic psychotherapy and DIT (dynamic interpersonal therapy).

My approach:
I describe my practice as a process of exploration and search for meaning. I am influenced by phenomenology, existential practice, analytic/psychodynamic curiocity, poetry and the mundane yet great human experience. I put an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship and I invite an exploration of relationships in general.

My approach addresses problems, situations and symptoms as messengers of significant callings for curiocity, exploration and search for meaning.

We will not try to fight those symptoms or situations but we will try to understand and shed light to their experience as it is lived by you. When you discover what is their possible message or meaning, then the way opens for a deepening of your capacity to carry the 'symptoms/problems of your life' with greater awareness and flexibility. In other words you are likely to find ways to get unstuck or move with your life in novel ways. Some symptoms may subside or you may change your relationship to those things that you cannot change and see them in a new light. This brings movement, flexibility, humanity, possibility and life back to your life.

My therapeutic approach is open to spiritual seekers who wish to integrate their therapeutic process with their spritual faith or spiritual seeking or philosophical inquiry and learn how therapy and faith, spirituality or philosophy may compliment and not antagonise or oppose one another.

What I privelege and advocate for is experience and humanity over explanations and categorizations and this is what I strife to encourage and help with, an experience of your deeper humanity.

I currently work part time for the NHS where I offer short-term psychodynamic counselling ( and DIT).

In my private practice I only offer in person psychotherapy currently.

My background:
I was born in Greece and studied social work as well as theatre and drama in Athens. Between 1998-2001, I worked as an actress and a creative play facilitator for pre-school and primary school children. From 2001 since 2015, I worked as a social worker for nearly fifteen years both in Greece and then in London.
As an actress I learned to appreciate the psychological significance of myth, story-telling, language, dialogue, embodiment and the human experience.
As a social worker I met individuals and groups during critical times of their lives and I experienced together with them acute multi-layered disadvantaged adversity, complex, compound and trans-generational trauma and substantial risk. My social work practice had a profound impact on my way of being and my worldview and together with my previous time in art and theatre they opened up the way towards psychotherapy.
I continued my post graduate studies in Psychotherapy in London where I have been practising and working as a therapist since 2014 with people from varied backgrounds, cultures and personal histories.

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