Marilyn De Freitas MBACP. Reg HCPC. MSc, BA(Hons), PGDip, DipSW.
020 8347 5684 / 0798 0389 330
I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist offering short and long term therapy to individuals and couples. Whether you are thinking of coming to therapy at a time of crisis, or at a time to understand more fully what is happening in your life, talking with a therapist can be very helpful. I will provide a safe and confidential space and support you to explore thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that may affect the way you think about and relate to yourself and others.
In our first session we will discuss and consider your concerns and any thoughts and feelings you have about therapy. We will think about how we can work together, and what you would like to get out of our meetings. At the same time you will get a sense of how I work and whether or not you wish to pursue further sessions.
Recent issues people have explored include the following:
- Relationship issues
- Couple counselling
- Family issues
- Feelings of depression
- Post natal depression
- Bereavement and loss
- Childhood trauma and abuse
- Sexual, physical, emotional abuse
- Health related issues
- Feelings of low self esteem or low self confidence
- Anger management
Please feel free to telephone or email me if you would like to ask any questions about how I work, the process of beginning therapy, or to arrange an initial, confidential consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I run my own private practice providing Counselling and Psychotherapy, Clinical Supervision, and Independent Social Work Services, including teaching Systemic Practice to Social Workers. I have worked in both voluntary/charitable and statutory organisations as a Psychological Therapist, front line Social Worker, Early Intervention Parenting Practitioner, Domestic Violence Service Manager, and Support Worker. I am experienced in working with women, men, children/young people, adults, couples and families of all ages, ethnicity, backgrounds, and sexuality, who bring a range of issues, questions and concerns.
I have the following qualifications:
- MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples
- Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision
- Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Qualified registered Social Worker
- BA (Hons) in Communication Studies
I receive continuous professional support and supervision in order to ensure good practice. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their guidelines on confidentiality, code of ethics, and Good Practice (http://www.bacp.co.uk). I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), and hold a current enhanced Disclosure Certificate, and full professional insurance.
If you are are a Bupa service user I can be found at http://finder.bupa.co.uk/go/ms_marilyn_de_freitas
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
I charge £55 for an individual session and £80 for a couple session.
I offer weekly Counselling and Psychotherapy on a short term or open ended basis. Sessions are usually weekly and last for 50 minutes for individuals and 60 minutes for couples.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|