Adriana Amorim, MA, MBACP
I am a MBACP qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working in Chiswick (W4) seeing individuals and couples ONLINE and face to face. 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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Tube: Turnham Green
Buses: E3, 237, 267, 27, H91, 391