Izabel Nedeva MBACP - Licensed Therapist
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My name is Izabel Nedeva. I am a licensed Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and CEO of www.SelfCareSkills.com, which is the home of proven & practical online wellbeing programs. I have always appreciated the importance of providing clients with enough information about my clinical experience so that they can make an informed decision about starting treatment with me. It is always a good practice to inquire information about practitioner’s professional registrations, accreditations and clinical experience. With this in mind, here is mine:
I have gained a professional registration with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP; registration number: 376943) and a provisional accreditation with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP; accreditation number: 170598).
Over the years I have been providing complex psychological assessments and high intensity therapeutic interventions to clients struggling with anxiety and depression-related problems. I have worked as a qualified therapist for South West London & St George's Mental Health NHS Trust as well as for ThinkAction IAPT Service. Apart from one-to-one therapy, I have been facilitating group treatments, workshops and online webinars. In 2017 I was elected ‘’ Group Champion of ThinkAction Merton ‘’, and received an extra training in running group treatments. I am currently in private practice, working with clients worldwide mainly online through video and phone calls. I also focus on designing online video programs which I publish on www.SelfCareSkills.com
The main goal of my clinical practice is not only to help you understand the ‘’why’’ of your struggles, but also to teach you evidence-based knowledge and skills to overcome them effectively (which we can call the ‘’how’’). My approach is compassion-based, collaborative and solution-focused. This means that we would work together as a team to achieve your mental health goals.
COGNITIVIE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT):
CBT is the most heavily researched form of therapy and has proven effectiveness in the treatment of many mental disorders. It is time-limited, goal-focused and structured evidence-based talking therapy. It focuses on understanding and improving the relationship between your thoughts, emotions and behaviours. In other words, it aims to help you understand and change your way of thinking, which would in turn have a positive effect on your way of feeling and behaving. Likewise, if you change your way of behaving, that may have a positive effect on your way of thinking and feeling.
The first aim of CBT is to provide you with a new way of understanding your problem. When you have been “living” with your problem for some time, you may have developed ways of understanding it and dealing with it that may not be very helpful for you. CBT aims to help you to understand your difficulties better and this would point to other ways of dealing with it efficiently on a daily basis.
Second, CBT would also aims to help you develop new skills to address your difficulties. We know that understanding a problem is one thing, but actually changing it is quite another. Therefore, CBT uses variety of evidence-based treatment techniques to teach you effective skills for the management of your problems.
Over the years I have recognized that there are many individuals who need mental health support and guidance, yet are unable to access it for a number of reasons, one of which is the cost of private therapy. This inspired me to start creating online CBT treatment programs which clients can access from the comfort of their homes without the need to wait for an appointment, to see or speak to anybody. The main objective of SelfCareSkills.com is to provide access to clinically-proven Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) theory and skills to people who cannot necessarily afford private therapy or are simply not ready to take that step yet.
I recently launched ‘’ The Anxiety Relief Program ‘’ which is online, evidence-based, very affordable and completely self-paced video program designed to help individuals understand why they feel anxious and to learn practical skills to manage the physical symptoms of anxiety (increased heart rate, trouble breathing, shaking, sweating etc.).
If you are interested in learning clinically-proven skills to become your own therapist and to confidently rely on yourself in challenging situations, check out my website www.SelfCareSkills.com
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