Alda Gomez HDipCP, MA (Psychotherapy) Reg. MBACP (Accred)
I provide a caring and safe space in which you can explore your difficulties. With the right counsellor, counselling can be a very pleasant and enriching experience. You can get to know yourself better and appreciate your strengths.
My knowledge of psychology and new neuroscience discoveries informs my practice. Certain areas of the brain need activation for real change to take place. That will be the focus of our work together. I will explain what is happening to you, while at the same time share tools that can help you bring change to your life. One of those "tools" is just talking about things and paying attention to what feelings, thoughts or sensations arise. Another one is clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) applied to counselling, which can calm down your nervous system. It can be very effective if you have experienced trauma.
The goal is to help you take back control over your life, leaving your difficulties in the past, and being open to a brighter, happier future.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy at Dublin Business School, Ireland
Higher Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy at Dublin Business School, Ireland
Currently - Complex Trauma Certification Training with Janina Fisher online.
EFT Professional Training with Rowena Beaumont in Glastonbury.
Rage, anger and relationship with Sue Parker-Hall in Exeter.
Certificate in Sandtray Therapy with Lindsey Talbott in Exeter.
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.
Level 3 Tai Chi Instructor approved by Grandmaster Liming Yue, Manchester, UK.
Qigong Instructor approved by the British Health Qigong Association, Telford, UK.
Currently in private practice in Teignmouth and Exeter (UK).
Palace Gate Counselling Services: mainstream counselling centre, Exeter, UK.
Centre for the Care of Suvivors of Torture: refugees and asylum seekers who have suffered torture, Dublin, Ireland.
Living Life: mainstrean counselling centre, Bray, Ireland.
Open Heart House: HIV+ clients, Dublin, Ireland.
Near native English
Near native French
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- War conflict
- Identity issues
- Life transitions
- Loss, including multiple losses
Photos & videos
Concessions are available for those who can't afford this rate. Please contact me for more details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Spanish, French|
The Teignmouth practice is on an only resident permit area, so you would need to park in a nearby car park.
Types of client