Balanced Lifestyles Counselling

Vysehradska 43, Praha 2, 12800

  • Phone+420 724175208


Balanced Lifestyles is a professional, confidential and friendly counseling practice for individuals and couples, providing individual therapy, relationship and marriage counselling, as well as psychological help and support to English-speaking clients in Prague. I can help if you or someone close to you is concerned about or suffering from:

- Relationship and marriage crises; communication problems between partners.
- Surviving an affair, separation or divorce; jealousy and trust issues.  
- Difficulty in forming and maintaining successful relationships.
- Anxiety and panic; depression; acute stress; trauma and post-traumatic stress.
- Anger, guilt, shame, self-confidence-related issues; identity issues; fear of conflict; inability to make decisions; feeling trapped in a particular predicament.
- Acute sense of loneliness and isolation; feeling empty; loss of meaning and direction in life; overwhelming sense of being out of control in life; death-related anxiety.
- Loss, grief and bereavement.
- Major life crisis concerns; "midlife crisis"; employment-related crises; feeling uprooted, alienated and helpless in a strange culture.  

The counselor, Svetlana Coalson:
MA Honors, Post-Grad. Diploma (Psychotherapy) from School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield (UK) ; Couples and Marriage Counselling training (USA, Canada); Five-year Psychotherapy Training accredited for healthcare;  Issue-specific practitioner trainings (USA, UK, Czech Republic). Svetlana Coalson abides by the Ethics Code of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
For more information on what to expect from our sessions together, FAQ and to request an appointment, please visit

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Balanced Lifestyles Counselling

Vysehradska 43, Praha 2, 12800

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Saving our family crisis

Reviewed by Kam Sam 20.06.2018
We were looking for a therapist to help us solve our family crisis that had become overwhelming to my husband and I. My husband found Svetlana via the expat group on facebook, Crowdsauce. She was awesome. She helped us to see each other's world and to clean up some old history so we can have a fresh start again. She was able to explain our feelings in both the masculine and feminine perspective. What I appreciate the most is that she was... read more

Not recommended

Reviewed by Jason Roy 13.11.2017
I would not recommend Svetlana Coalson. In my opinion, her style is loose, overbearing and ultimately I found her to be unprofessional in her approach. Despite initially agreeing confidentiality guidelines, it eventually became apparent that Svetlana had shared information with another party (as early as the first or second session), without my knowledge or consent, probably in the form of a notional diagnosis, one she is not qualified to... read more

Life changing experience

Reviewed by Maria.Treibitch 16.08.2015
5 years ago I met Svetlana, when I was at the very dark place and needed help. Svetlana was very professional and supportive therapist. She knew exactly when to push my limits or when to let it go in order to help me. In her therapy after some point she gives very exact tools so you can use them in daily life. I was working with Svetlana on my traumas, on my relationship with my parents with my husband, with my kids. Right now I am a... read more

Being grateful

Reviewed by Aida 14.08.2015
Hi everybody! I am dropping these lines to show my gratefulness for what Svetlana did for me! She is the person who helped me the most through the very difficult times I faced since I moved to Prague! She is a very dedicated psychologist, a very true, real and honest person and an enjoyable presence! Difficulties in my life are vanishing under her advice, so I can just say THANK YOU, Svetlana!

I disagree with other reviewers

Reviewed by luis.juarez 17.07.2015
My experience was not good at all with this therapist. In the first consultation, I was impressed of the solid theoretical knowledge she had of my problem, which was quite promising. However, in the second consultation, she began to behave impolitely, rude. In the third one, she was almost insulting. She gave me a couple of tips, but they didnt go deep into solving the core of my problem. However, those werent the only problems. She speaks A... read more

First step in right direction

Reviewed by user 07.09.2013 (bronze reviewer) Bronze
For 5 years my partner, now husband have been in conflict over a family related problem. We finally decided to go to Svetlana & it helped us to understand the reasons behind our fights, so we can work on fixing the causes, not the consequences. We are now in a path to fixing our marriage & being united. Svetlana is very talented in her profession and makes us feel at ease. I cannot recommend her highly enough. My only wish is I had done it... read more

Helped me a lot.

Reviewed by user 27.12.2011
I agree with the previous reviewer, I've had a similar experience. She is a very intelligent, perceptive counselor who knows what she is doing. I've tried therapy before and it ended up being just me talking non-stop, without much feedback and way too slow to see any results. With her things started to move after just a a few weeks. She asks the right questions, she is sensitive to minor details and she always makes sure she is on the same... read more

thank you so much!

Reviewed by user 05.05.2011
I have just finished my therapy a couple of weeks ago, and my life has changed so much for the better since I started that I feel I owe it to Svetlana to write this testimonial. In the beginning I was a bit nervous about seeking help but after my first session I never looked back. From the very first session her warmth and professionalism immediately put me at ease and the whole process felt both safe and challenging. Safe in the sense that... read more