Triin Kambek Ad. Dip. Psy. C.
Psychotherapist, MNCS (Accredited)
I have always been interested in human psychology and what’s going on beneath. After graduating from Tartu University in Estonia in 2002, I travelled to the USA where she started her journey in psychology. She studied the power of self-hypnosis in Northern Virginia in 2003, and achieved her Advanced Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy qualification with honours in London, UK in 2014. In addition, Triin has over a decade of experience working with executive global corporate companies in London, UK.
I've worked alongside US diplomats and leaders of the London corporate world (including hospitality, telecom and pharmaceutical industries). I have gathered ample experience which I believe gives me an excellent understanding of the stresses and pressure that accompany the pursuit of corporate careers. I am especially passionate about helping women reach their way to confidence and emotional wellbeing in both their corporate and private lives.
During my studies for a psychotherapy qualification in London, I trained in a range of frameworks including Person Centred Counselling, CBT, Psychodynamic Counselling, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, and Behaviourist approach, to name a few. Integrative approach to therapy allows me to design a unique treatment plan for each client, sort of a 'best fit' hypotheses which again isn't set in stone and can be adjusted as we move forward. I like to involve walking therapy sessions when working with my clients, read more about that here.
In the last two years, I have spent a lot of time travelling the world. I also qualified as a yoga teacher in India to merge my interest in healing the mind and body.
I can help you help yourself. Emotional distress is normal and we react by developing the most suitable and effective coping mechanism to defend ourselves from pain and suffering. However, these strategies can outstay their welcome and become a mixture of empty habits, limiting beliefs and negative thought patterns. Therefore we find ourselves being guided by stories we created when we were toddlers, unable to let go. Feeling stuck and unhappiness follows. Relationships suffer due to the aching unhappiness with self, with life. Is this really it? You wonder.
You may decide to come for psychotherapy and counselling about a specific problem and then choose to spend longer looking at a range of issues and gain a deeper understanding of yourself.
We offer short term counselling for specific issues and also open ended therapy to help you work on a range of deeper issues.
Integrative psychotherapy is beautiful! It means that we can pick the best therapeutic tools from our toolbox to adapt to your specific needs. We get our inspiration from the following schools of therapeutic thinking: psychoanalysis, Person Centred Therapy, existential therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), emotional freedom technique (EDF) or "tapping", Gestalt therapy, behaviourism, cognitive therapy, mindfulness, systemic therapy, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), life coaching, and so on.
Each and every individual will require a different approach dependent on their circumstances and their personality.
I also offer couples counselling.
We can help you figure out whatever is bothering you in a safe environment; we won't judge you or make you feel bad about anything you think or say or feel. Everything we discuss is always confidential (read more on our Code of Ethics here!)
We are in ongoing professional supervision and work hard to continuously enhance our skills through continued professional development.
The most common symptoms
Everyone who comes to therapy has one thing in common: they think they're alone. Alone in their struggle. The first thing I do is to make sure they know that it's not true. There are many of us thinking, feeling, experiencing the same thing. We are not alone. Here is a list of some presenting issues from my clients:
- Habits (OCD, smoking, excessive drinking, drug dependence, overeating, etc)
- Relationship issues with parents, kids and/or partner
- Grief and loss (loss of an important part of life, or death of a beloved)
- Confidence (weight issues, problems asserting themselves, difficulty finding love)
- Stress and Anxiety (work or home related)
- Sexual dysfunction (unable to enjoy a happy sexual relationship)
- Depression (a disinterest in living, a lack of motivation to improve life)
- Anger (towards self and others. Therapy can help manage the anger and investigate the deeper sources of the emotion)
- Abuse (physical, verbal, or emotional mistreatment can leave psychological wounds that are harder to heal than bodily injuries and negative feelings may plague the survivor)
- Self development (how can I be the best person I can be?)
- Sleep Therapy (help with instilling a routine that will promote a healthy sleep pattern)
- Self Harm (a way of expressing deep rooted emotions, we can work with you to understand why and how to move forward)
These are all symptoms of other things going on underneath. It's not your fault, it's not your parents' fault, it's nobody's fault. Forget blame, let it go! Making sense of the past, your belief system and recognize your unmet needs will help you build a better future.
code of ethics
My psychotherapy and hypnotherapy practice adheres to the Code of Ethics set by the National Counselling Society (UK). I respect and follow the fundamental ethical principles of the client-counsellor relationship which state that the counsellor will:
- Approach their work in the spirit of a vocation
- Honour the subjectivity of the counselling experience
- Honour the client’s subjectivity, views, beliefs, ideas, goals
- Respect commonly understood boundaries, and
- Be able to undertake a rigorous self-examination on their work and practice.
Your safety, wellbeing and right for confidentiality is paramount to me. Therapeutic relationship is based on trust and the success of therapy relies on the quality of our relationship.