My name is Rachel Anyika and I am a qualified integrative relational therapist based in London, England. My training has been in psychodynamic individual & couples counselling and humanistic integrative therapy, on BACP accredited courses. I have several years of experience counselling a diverse range of clients in the NHS. I am now working in private practice.
I became interested in psychology after a journey of self-discovery which started around seven years ago. During my adolescence and throughout my 20's, I was often insecure, anxious and detached from my emotions. Though these issues were shaping my life and relationships, I was not consciously aware of them. That is until a series of challenging events and people entered my life over a short period of time. I had limited emotional resources to deal with those challenges and reached a rock bottom point in my life. I realised I had no idea who I really was, how to love myself or how to have fulfilling relationships. But this time instead of looking to outside factors for blame and validation, I choose to look inside for the answers. I needed to rebuild myself with strong foundations so I started my own therapy journey. I was then able to explore my patterns and where they had come from. Helping me change my judgements and limiting core beliefs.
With so many questions I had found the knowledge of others who had researched, experienced and learned from similar issues to be instrumental in changing my life for the better. It helped me learn how to process my emotions, love myself, how to fully love others, communicate effectively and have better relationships. Most importantly it made me realise that I wanted to help pass that knowledge on and Emotion Enhancement was created as part of this.
I am currently operating a waitlist for new therapy clients, please visit the Therapy page to find out more.