Adriana Amorim, MA, MBACP
The Cove Spa
300-302 Chiswick High Road
(+44) 7930 155347
I am a MBACP qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working in Chiswick (W4) seeing individuals and couples. I have worked with individuals suffering from anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression, bereavement, relationship issues, suicide, addiction, eating disorders, sleep disorders, sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), cancer, obsessional behaviour, self-harm, learning disabilities, HIV, agoraphobia, amongst others. I also work via Skype.
I work integratively drawing from psychoanalytic, person centred and existential approaches. I have worked in the field of counselling and psychotherapy for several years in London and abroad for a number of organisations including Westminster Mind, Cruse Bereavement and the NHS IAPT service.
“Helping clients to find meaning, purpose and a stronger sense of self in their world is an important part of my work as a therapist. I consider a privilege to be part of the process of self-discovery and reconstruction in others, assisting them to identify ways to become more creative with their lives and moving to more sophisticated patterns of thinking, feeling and being”.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have trained in Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy and in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Additionally I have done specialist training in Bereavement Counselling, Panic Attacks Treatment, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. I enjoy continually expanding on my training and development.
Research has pointed out the main contributing factors for therapeutic effectiveness as the therapist skills and the quality of the therapeutic alliance (Corrie & Milton, 2000). The ability to adequately combine and use different approaches can help therapists to better serve their clients by looking beyond the restrictions of these models and seeing how clients can benefit from other perspectives.
I have a breadth of experience in working with life transitions such as young adulthood, motherhood, midlife, loss & bereavement and the anxiety, sense of despair and sometimes depression brought about from these changes in life.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
My standard session fees are:
£80 for individual sessions
£100 for couple’s therapy
Tube: Turnham Green
Buses: E3, 237, 267, 27, H91, 391
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Sessions available from Monday to Friday during daytime and evenings and on Saturday mornings.
Types of client