Ana Vidal, MSc, PGDip, MBACP
Some problems can become overwhelming and it is hard to talk to friends or someone in our family about them. At times like this, it can be helpful to talk to someone who is professionally trained to help you make sense of it all. I am experienced at working with anxiety, social disconnection, depression and relationship issues such as divorce, compulsive affairs, abandonment, rejection and difficulty connecting with others or being part of the gang.
Relational issues in the workplace is another area I have relevant experience, having helped clients through the stresses of performance demands, being bullied, power and authority in relation to superiors and colleagues.
If you feel overwhelmed, stuck by your circumstances or going round in circles as if nothing was ever going to change, then counselling by a professional like me can help you. I provide a confidential and non-judgmental space where you can talk and explore troubling thoughts and emotions.
I am experienced in providing one to one therapy to clients that come with a wide range of issues. My office is conveniently placed in East London (E14) serving - SE21, SE24 and E15 and people from other areas mainly working in Canary Wharf and Stratford.
I also have a practice in Surrey, Banstead, serving the SM7, CR5, SM7, KT18, KT19 and KT20 areas amongst others.
I look forward to hear from you. Call or text me on 07930 62 48 24 or visit my website -
Training, qualifications & experience
I have gone through some personal challenges in my life and after benefiting from counselling myself, I decided to use my experiences and training to support others.
Having also worked for 20 years in the financial sector, I find that my background in finance helps me to understand the anxieties and challenges confronted in the work place, as well as the demands it makes at a personal level.
Additionally, my experience working as an Honorary Psychotherapist in the NHS and in a Multi Ethnic Counselling Service, supports and helps me understand issues at a deeper psychological level.
- Masters of Science (MSc) in Psychodynamic Counselling (Birkbeck University College)
- Pgd Psychodynamic Counselling
- Dip Psychoanalytic Psychology
- Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychology
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
I have worked with clients in relation to
- Stress and Anxiety
- Work Related Struggles
- Bereavement and loss
- Dealing with fears and/or feelings of underachievement
- Relationship difficulties, like feeling stuck in unhelpful patterns of relating at work or finding hard to sustain good relationships.
- Intercultural or cross cultural relationships
- Finding aim in life, direction and sense of identity
- Feelings of emptiness and loneliness
- Sexual Identity and struggles with sexuality related experiences
- Sexual Abuse / Trauma
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Canary Wharf: £75.00 per session
Banstead: £55.00 per session
First session - What to expect
The initial consultation will help us to explore what has brought you to therapy. It is an opportunity to talk about any concerns you might have about counselling and a chance to ask me any questions you may have about therapy. It is also a chance to reflect how you might feel about working with me and for me to see if I am the right counsellor for you.
Frequency and length of sessions
Sessions last 50 minutes and take place at regular times once a week. The length of the therapeutic contract varies and can be established at the initial consultation.I offer short term: 6-8 sessions, mid term: 12 sessions and longer term ones. The length of the counselling can be agreed on after reflecting personal needs, and during the initial consultation we will also have the opportunity to clarify timing for the sessions.
Please contact me if you require any further information. I look forward to hear from you
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Canary Wharf (E14): Thurs from 8 am & evenings Banstead (SM7, Surrey): Wednesdays from 8 am & evenings
Types of client