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Freya Witzke provides an open space of comfort, acceptance and empathy. She believes in the uniqueness of each individual and their personal story, entrusting each client to be the true expert of their own life. Freya works using a pluralistic approach which considers numerous ways and strategies to address individuals’ issues, drawing upon both her own and the client’s expertise to tailor the sessions. Whilst it is important to manage the symptoms of an issue, she is also interested in helping to explore the core. Wherever life has taken us, counselling can be a way of relieving some of the burdening thoughts, feelings and behaviours; it also helps us to make sense of ourselves, our relationships – our world.
Freya moved to London from Germany, where she was a member of a youth and children’s organisation that provides support for youngsters and advocates their rights. Currently, Freya is also working at a primary school with children’s issues around emotional wellbeing, self-esteem, anxiety, relationships, and communication. She also helps the older children during the transition into secondary school. At University, Freya took a particular interest in trauma. For her research, she interviewed social workers in Germany working with unaccompanied migrant children in regard to secondary traumatisation and the effect work has on their personal lives. Freya strongly believes in the importance of self-care which is reflected in her therapeutic practice.
As a graduate member of the BPS, Freya works for The Awareness Centre’s low cost counselling service in Tooting, where she offers counselling sessions in English and German. She has completed her BSc in Psychology and Counselling and is planning to start a Doctorate programme in Counselling Psychology in 2019.