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Lila Despotovic

Age Range

18+

Types of Service

UKCP registered psychotherapist

Specialisms

Anorexia Nervosa
Binge Eating Disorder
Bulimia Nervosa
OSFED

Types of Treatment

Counselling Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Other

Delivery Methods

In Person Online
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Address Telegraph Hill Centre, London
Contact 07435479989 lila.innerlifecounselling@gmail.com https://innerlife-counselling.co.uk/ Go to website
Fees Free introductory 10 min call. Further sessions are charged £80 per 50 min weekly session.

Integrative psychotherapist and counsellor specialising in working with clients with eating disorders.

Referral Criteria & Process

Self Referral.
I'm registered with insurance providers Aviva, Axa and Vitality Health.

Qualifications

CPCAB Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic)

CPCAB Certificate in CBT Skills and Theory

MA Professional Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy /Advanced Clinical Practice, Middlesex University and The Minster Centre, London (Integrative psychotherapy)

NCFED Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders Diploma, National Centre for Eating Disorders

Post-qualifying Advanced Certificate: Working with Eating Disorders, Therapy Works, with Professor Julia Buckroyd

Training

After qualifying as a therapeutic counsellor I have trained extensively in working with various forms of eating disorders and disordered eating.

The training that I undertook with NCFED was largely based on the use of CBT methods and the science of nutrition, while the training with prof. Julia Buckroyd was informed by the attachment theory.

More recently I have completed MA in Professional Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, which has helped me integrate my practice, which is now informed by more recent developments in relational psychoanalysis, trauma therapy, Internal Family Systems and neuroscience.

My flexible, integrative approach allows me to tailor my work to fit the client's needs. I am able to look at the client and their difficulties holistically, and to help them identify and address what keeps the disorder going now, as well as to explore and understand the roots of their difficulties.

Experience

I have over 15 years of working with adults and adolescents, from a variety of backgrounds and with a vast range of issues, which include depression, anxiety, stress, loss, bereavement, trauma, eating disorders, obesity, body image issues, low self esteem and relationship problems, among others.

Before setting up in my private practice, my professional psychotherapy and counselling experience included working within a GP surgery, a mental health charity, a private clinic specialising in Eating Disorders, with the elderly clients and with clients affected by HIV.