Alda Gomez HDCP, MA (Psychotherapy) Reg. MBACP

Alda Gomez HDCP, MA (Psychotherapy) Reg. MBACP

11 Gandy Street


01626 778048 / 07437 332032

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11 Gandy Street


01626 778048 / 07437 332032

About me

I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. This means that I can use different approaches to psychotherapy, adapting my work to your particular needs. As a counsellor, I can offer you a few sessions to resolve a particular issue, for example assessing whether you wish to stay in your current relationship. As a psychotherapist, I am trained and experienced in long term work in order to resolve deeper issues, such as depression, sexual abuse or anger issues.

I would usually encourage you to speak as openly and freely as possible about what you are experiencing, helping you to become aware of how you feel and your thought processes.

If words are not easy, I offer you other tools, like movement through tai chi or qigong practices, art therapy, or sandtray therapy to explore your issues.

During our work together, my clients often experience moments of deep understanding, emotional breakthroughs, and increased self-esteem and acceptance. People around them notice changes in them.

The aim is to live a richer life, improving the quality of your relationships with your loved ones.

Training, qualifications & experience

Masters in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy at Dublin Business School, Ireland - Level 9.
Higher Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy at Dublin Business School, Ireland - Level 8.

Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education at University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain - Level 7.
Graduate Certificate in Community Interpreting at Dublin City University, Ireland - Level 7.
Degree in Applied Foreign Languages at University of Human Sciences of Strasbourg, France - Level 6.
Degree in Translation and Interpreting at University of Granada, Spain - Level 6.

CPD Training
Certificate in Sandtray Therapy at Palace Gate Counselling Services, Exeter, UK.
Ongoing trauma workshops at the Centre for the Care of Survivors of Torture, Spirasi, Ireland.
Certified Counsellor for AIDS/HIV+ at Dublin AIDS Alliance, Ireland.
Certificate of Counselling Skills for Children at the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Ireland.

Mindfulness-Related Training
Level 3 Tai Chi Instructor approved by Grandmaster Liming Yue, Manchester, UK.
Qigong Instructor approved by the British Health Qigong Association, Telford, UK.
Tai Chi and Qigong are gentle, relaxing exercise practices used in China for physical and mental well-being.

Counselling Experience
Currently in private practice in Teignmouth and Exeter (UK).

Previous experience:

Palace Gate Counselling Services: mainstream counselling centre, Exeter, UK.

Living Life: mainstrean counselling centre, Bray, Ireland.
Open Heart House: HIV+ clients, Dublin, Ireland.
Centre for the Care of Suvivors of Torture: refugees and asylum seekers who have suffered torture, Dublin, Ireland.

Related Experiences
ISPCC Leanbh Volunteer: working with children begging in the streets, Dublin, Ireland.
Mental health interpreter in counselling sessions at the Centre for the Care of Survivors of Torture and mental health assessments at GP practices.
Spanish Red Cross Volunteer: working with children from the Roma community in La Coruña, Spain.

Native Spanish
Near native English
Near native French
Advanced Portuguese

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • War conflict
  • Torture
  • Identity issues
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, including multiple losses

Photos & videos

  • Room 8



Concessions are available for those who can't afford this rate. Please contact me for more details.

Further information

If you are unsure about whether counselling is for you, there is an option to book a 30 minute free session to talk about your issues and concerns.

Maps & Directions

Exeter, EX4 3LS
Teignmouth, TQ14

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Spanish, French


Wheelchair access: Unspecified



Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme