Balanced Lifestyles Counselling

About us

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.
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Life changing experience

posted by Maria.Treibitch
20:08:22 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 happy, confident person. I highly recommend Svetlana Coalson!!!!!

Being grateful

posted by magnuna
12:12:45 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!

First step in right direction

posted by Anonymous
22:10:26 07/09/2013

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 sooner. If you have any personal/relationship issues - this is the best investment you can make.

Helped me a lot.

posted by Anonymous
00:12:12 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 page with you. She can also be very down to earth and practical if needed. This has been a very helpful experience, I wish I found her earlier. SD

thank you so much!

posted by Anonymous
16:04:01 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 it felt all right to bring any problems I had and know that they would be addressed appropriately, and challenging in a way to encourage and help me see things from a different perspective. What I liked most about Svetlana is the encouragement and help she provides to address difficult issues but at the same time she provides the reassurance that it can be done at my own pace. She is also extremely perceptive and quick to respond to signals, however vague or subtle I sometimes was. Through therapy, I've learned to recognize certain patterns in what I did and how I thought about things that created problems in my life, allowing me to understand myself a lot better. Once I started doing that, it become so much easier to have a better and stronger image of myself. I have come away feeling very positive about the future and feel I now have the confidence to help me lead a fulfilling life. I highly recommend Svetlana Coalson as a medium for positive change.