Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Compassion Fatigue
- Life Transitions
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Trauma Counselling
- Body Centred Psychotherapy
- Gestalt Therapy
- Humanistic Therapy
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Online / Virtual
- Relational Psychotherapy
- Video Counselling
Counselling practice website:www.alionasydorenko.com
Please note: In light of COVID-19 pandemic I am currently not meeting clients in person, but continue offering counselling sessions through a secure online platform.
At the heart of my practice is a belief that bringing light to what pains us, with openness, kindness and compassion, helps us connect to our natural healing capacity. As a counsellor, I bring my knowledge, experience and humanity to create a safe space for this healing to occur. "Don't turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That's where the light enters you" (Rumi). To me, counselling is an invitation to be compassionately curious about our lives, and explore areas that might be too painful or scary to look at on our own.
I work with adults impacted by trauma, relational abuse, life transitions, anxiety, depression, shame, issues of self-worth, identity and belonging. My work is informed by experiential, relational, and person-centred counselling, trauma and attachment theories. I aspire to see people who come to see me as whole human beings who are not defined by their challenges, but hold wisdom of their experience, relationships of which they are part, and cultures to which they belong. I practice from a holistic perspective that involves inviting clients to deepen connection to their minds, hearts, and bodies, and gain more insight into relationships in their lives.
Having recently gone through an immigration experience, I hold dear assisting clients who are going through significant changes and transitions: adjusting to new places, communities, life stages, relationship and employment circumstances, shifts in worldviews and identity.
Any change that is possible in counselling stems from a genuine, respectful and nourishing therapeutic relationship. I feel honoured to co-create such relationships with my clients. To learn more about my practice, visit alionasydorenko.com. If my counselling philosophy speaks to you, let's connect and see if we are a good fit to work together.
I offer a free 30-minute in-person or phone consultation. If I haven't replied to your inquiry in 48 hours, kindly check your spam folder, and feel free to follow up with a phone call.
- Gestalt Therapy: Theory and Practice, Moscow Gestalt Institute, 2005-2010
Client fee individuals:120