Ruta Zukaite, Dip.Couns MBACP
My counselling practice is guided by a belief that we all have a natural impulse toward self-healing/self-correction when we feel supported. I feel passionate about my profession. I am so grateful for all the times I could witness beautiful transformation in my clients. My aim is to help individuals get in touch with their inner voices, regain their sense of self and strengthen their resilience to overcome difficulties that they are facing.. My approach is relational, experiential and emotion-focused. It stems from research on attachment and neuroscience. Our conversations will be compassionate explorations of your emotions, somatic experiences, and formative experiences while having a new and good experience with me that heals old wounds. I am a certified MBET (Mindfulness Based Experiential Therapy) therapist. I am trained in Advanced Skills Level 2 in AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) and I am literally falling in love with this magical approach. I gravitated towards AEDP because it was firmly grounded in current neuroscience and in how emotions can be strategically used to bring forth positive transformation. And in AEDP, the stance of the therapist is informed by excellent research in attachment. Providing a safe environment for the patient makes it possible for them to explore new parts of themselves that were, until now, too scary or shameful to approach.
If this still sounds alien to you, I'd like to tell you a little bit more about the way I work:
I work with emotions so if emotions are coming up I may stop you and ask if we can slow down and let the emotions come. I also work very relationally. So I may check with you during our time together and ask if you are feeling I am understanding you, if you feel I am with you. I also work experientially which means I focus on what is happening right now - in this moment. You may be telling me about something that happened yesterday or a long time ago - and I want to hear about it and I'd also like to stop you and ask what you are experiencing now as you are telling me this. I may ask you about your family of origin, about your childhood, about adolescence as experiences in these stages of life have a great impact on how we see ourselves and how we see others.
TRAINING, QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling using Mindfulness based Experiential approach
Fully registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Certificate in AEDP Immersion course
Certificate in Essential Skills Level 1 AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy)
Certificate in Advanced Skills Level 2 AEDP
Trainings in Mindfulness Techniques
Trainings in Working with Obesity and Weight Management
Facilitation of Mindfulness workshops
Trainings in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Facilitation of Psycho-educational groups
Undertaking Psychological assessments