Ana Vidal, MSc, MBACP
COVID-19 Notice: All sessions are conducted online at present. I will resume face to face sessions when deemed safe as per official policies.
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 virtual place where you can talk and explore troubling thoughts and emotions.
I am experienced in providing online and face to face 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 - www.canarywharfcounsellingservice.co.uk
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 as a mental health worker and an Honorary Psychotherapist in the NHS and Multi Ethnic Counselling Services, 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
- Chronic conditions, partially sightedness
- Anxiety related to work or not being able to work.
- 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 under Covid-19 times.
- Feelings of emptiness and loneliness
- Sexual Identity and struggles with sexuality related experiences
- Sexual Abuse / Trauma
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
phone therapy, video therapy (zoom, skype, whatsapp)
From £55.00 to £90.00
Concessions offered for
Canary Wharf fees: £75.00 per session - £85 consultation
Banstead Fees: £55.00 per session - £65 consultation
I have a number of concessionary slots for those who might need it so please do not hesitate to ask.
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. 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.
Covid-19: Sessions undertaken online currently. Late afternoon/evenings app. available.
Canary Wharf (E14): Wednesdays & Thurs
Banstead (SM7, Surrey): Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays.
Please contact me if you require any further information. I look forward to hear from you