Ivanna Zavina-Newman | Accredited Counsellor | Menai Bridge | NCS

Ivanna Zavina-Newman

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS13-00399

Location: Menai Bridge

My journey to psychotherapy and counselling began 20 years ago when I started working as an intuitive energy healer. I have always been interested in deeper aspects of life and my searching for life's meaning led me to explore spiritual dimensions, meditation and philosophies. During this period of intensive soul searching and personal development I completed additional courses on mindfulness, meditation and yoga therapy and started working with individuals and groups as a wellbeing coach.

In 2012 due to the in-depth nature of my work with individuals I felt the need to study psychology in greater depth which resulted in me completing an advanced diploma in counselling in 2016. I believe that my experience in both fields of spirituality and psychology has given me a unique opportunity to see each individual as a whole with body-mind and soul as one and I am able to utilise this principle during my counselling work with clients.

I describe myself as an Integrative Counsellor and draw on the variety of theoretical models to suit the needs of my clients and their specific issues. My areas of specialty include depression, stress, anxiety, developmental life changes, bereavement, trauma, self-harm, addictions, eating disorders, abuse, postnatal depression, adolescent depression (16+).

As well as running my private counselling practice I also work as a course trainer and counsellor for a leading charity specialising in helping people manage depression and anxiety.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Diploma in Coaching/ Intuitive Counselling - 2008
    Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - 2014
    Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - 2016

    Additional training:
    • Mindfulness and Meditation trainer - 2008
    • Mental Health 1st Aid - 2010
    • EPP Cymru - 2012
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
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