|Languages:||English, French, Hebrew|
|Locations:||NHS Wandsworth, Low Cost Clapham|
Miriam Tasgal creates a safe space for the client to explore their relationship with the world and realities that the client faces around them. Using, Psychoanalysis, CBT, Mindfulness and Existential techniques where appropriate to make meaningful connections. For Miriam the therapeutic session is a window of time that the client can stop and truly stop and take stock of life and where that life is or isn’t heading. Miriam hopes to create a uniquely bespoke to the client self-reflective meeting of client and therapist that will evolve over time into an authentic, meaningful and integral part of the client’s week. Miriam uses self-exploration as a spring board for a better understanding of how the client finds themselves in relation to others and how this effects the client’s day to day wellbeing.
Miriam started out as a secondary school art teacher. Over time her job description included a lot of 1:1 mentoring of the students. Miriam was then offered the role of Head of Extracurricular Education and ran all the social aspects of school life. This led onto studying for a Psychology degree with the Open University and an MSc in Cognitive Rehabilitation Psychology at Westminster University. The MSc explored neuropsychology and the ramifications of stress and anxiety on the brain. Influenced by the ideas of Ben Yishai institute and the Oliver Zangwill Centre Miriam developed a passion for bespoke care that is client orientated using realistic goals. Miriam is now studying for her Counselling and Psychotherapy PhD at the New School of Counselling Psychotherapy, which is allowing her to put her life experience and academic knowledge into practice.
Miriam is an Existential counselling psychotherapist in training, a graduate membership with the BPS and has student membership with the UACP. She works within The Awareness Centre’s low cost counselling service in Clapham. Miriam is currently working towards her doctorate in counselling and psychotherapy.