About Yolanta

I am Yolanta Belay, a fully qualified, accredited psychotherapist and counsellor, based in Notting Hill, West London. Over the last 20 years, I have worked in various educational institutions in London and counselling practices, as well as in my private office at W11psychotherapy. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, (BACP) I adhere to a strict code of ethics and guidelines and strive to attend refresher courses and seminars regularly in order to stay up-to-date.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • MA in Psychology and Psychoanalysis

  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling

  • Accredited Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

  • Mentalisation-Based Treatment Training

Areas of Expertise

My expertise covers a range of psychological difficulties, including:

Areas of Expertise

  • Anxieties

  • Depression

  • Self-Harming, Suicidal Ideations

  • PTSD

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Experienced in working with borderline clients, I use dialectical behaviour therapy and mindfulness techniques to help manage high emotional vulnerability plus to develop skills needed to regulate emotions.

Psychodynamic Therapy

My theoretical orientation is psychodynamic; using the relationship between myself and the client, looking at the dynamics between us and exploring whether they are informed by early attachments and associations. I pay attention to the client's discourse as it often provides clues of the underlined issues. I find metaphors and dreams particularly helpful in accessing psychological material that may be blocked by trauma or defence mechanisms.

I use DBT ( dialectical behavioural therapy) to help BPD/EUPD clients to manage impulsive behaviour, suicidal thoughts, mood swings and anger - to develop skills needed to regulate highly intensive emotions.

I use MBT ( mentalization based therapy) that is particularly effective to regulate personal relationships; through the process of mentalization interpreting the actions of yourself and others, considering different perspectives in social cotexts, whilst fostering curiosity, contemplation and belief in changeability.  

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in Notting Hill, West London, for guidance from a professional psychotherapist.

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