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Alba Piedra, BSc. Psch; PGDip. in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.

About me

I am a counsellor working in the area of Hackney.  I can provide online via Zoom and face-to-face, affordable sessions.

Having had therapy myself, I understand how important is to have support to help us to get through challenging circumstances. I can provide confidential, non-judgmental, and open-minded sessions.

During the first session, you can share specific issues you might want to work, as well as your hopes and goals for therapy.  We can discuss your commitment to a limited number of sessions, or you may want a more open-ended approach.

In the sessions with me,  I won't suggest what you should do, but help you to explore your options and increase your resources to progress and cope with your problems.  The sessions with me will be 50 mins long, we can use the arts or talking therapies, whatever suits you best.  I am an open-minded counsellor when it comes to culture, gender, and race, therefore feel free to be yourself with me.

How I work:

As an integrative psychotherapist, I use the arts, psychodynamic, person-centred, humanistic, attachment and mindfulness approaches, or any other approach that suits best your needs and preferred form of expression.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have supported children, adolescents, and adults for 7 years. I have gained significant experience working therapeutically with people of different ages, social and cultural backgrounds. I have worked in the education, private and public sectors. I have been supporting charities and public entities in English and Spanish.  As part of my work ethic is to make sure that I provide a supportive space where clients can find relief, become themselves, and feel empowered.

I have a BSc in Psychology at City University, a PGDip. in Integrative Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy (Middlesex University) and I am completing a MA in Integrative Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy at TERAPIA (Middlesex University).

My experience includes supporting adults at MIND, Teléfono de la Esperanza (UK) and my own projects: Family Emotional Wellbeing project C.I.C. and "The Space".  In addition, I have supported therapeutically parents, adolescents and children at secondary and primary schools.  I worked for Kids Company and Schools Counselling Partnership Ltd.

I can offer support for a wide spectrum of psychological issues but are not limited to my experience.

  • Personality disorders
  • Depression, anxiety, stress, feeling sad
  • Low self-esteem
  • Identity/sense of self/dissociation
  • Learning disabilities, such as autism
  • Behavioural problems
  • ADHD, global developmental delay
  • Selective mutism
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Experiences of loss, such as bereavement and complicated
  • Bereavement and life transitions or change
  • Immigration and issues faced by people who are refugees
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Immigration problems
  • Domestic Violence: physical, emotional, sexual abuse and neglect
  • Life transitions and feelings of displacement

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

From £40.00 to £55.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Low fees can be review according your circumstances. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I can offer session in English or Spanish

London
Hackney
E5

290 Mare Street
London
E8 1HE

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Languages offered

Spanish

Online platforms

Zoom
Alba Piedra, BSc. Psch; PGDip. in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Alba Piedra, BSc. Psch; PGDip. in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.