43A Quarry Hill Road
I am a fully qualified CBT psychotherapist and BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and registered counsellor with the BACP. I have over 13 years experience in the treatment of a wide range of complex psychological, behavioural and emotional problems and I have worked in primary, secondary and forensic settings.
I am originally from Venezuela, and so I’m able to conduct CBT in Spanish if preferred.
My primary interests are in the treatment of anxiety disorders (panic disorder, generalized anxiety, PTSD, OCD, phobias, social anxiety, health anxiety), depression, addictions, low self-esteem, childhood abuse and relationship problems.
I work collaboratively and have a humanistic philosophy – I believe that while I may be an expert in my field, clients are experts in themselves so I listen empathically and place great emphasis on the therapeutic relationship.
I abide by the professional and ethical standards laid down by the BABCP and BACP and have full professional indemnity and DBS clearance.
Training, qualifications & experience
My background is in Psychology (BSc Hon degree from 1998-2002) and later I completed a diploma in Integrative Counselling (2002-2004).
I have an MSc in Evolutionary Psychology which is useful for understanding the biological basis and the evolutionary reasons of why psychological problems develop.
I completed a post-graduate diploma in Cognitive Therapy for anxiety and depression as part of the NHS IAPT programme (improving access to psychological therapies) where I have worked between 2009-2016.
I am also in the last year of a 4-year Doctorate course in Counselling Psychology which will lead to HCPC accreditation and registration as a BPS Chartered Psychologist.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
One to one £50
After 5:30 pm + £10 supplement
I am also able to provide therapy through skype. Please feel free to phone me or write to me if you are unsure about starting therapy and would like to have an informal telephone discussion of your issues and how therapy may be able to help.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|