About me

Face to Face and Online sessions. If you would like to know how I can help you get in touch on 0793 0624 824 or email me at ana.vidal4280@gmail.com. For more information visit  https://www.canarywharfcounsellingservice.co.uk/home

Are you overwhelmed, stresed or anxious? Are you struggling with life challenges? Perhaps you are facing relationship difficulties, family tensions or parental issues?. Do you struggle with a narcissistic family member? Do you feel stuck and going round in circles as if nothing was ever going to change?. Then counselling by a professional like me can help you. 

As Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I offer tailored therapy services to help you gain insight into your experiences and difficulties. This process creates the time and space to come to choices and solutions that are right for you.

My office is conveniently placed for East London (E14) Canary Wharf and Stratford.
I also have a practice in SM7 Banstead, Surrey.

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.

Qualifications list

  • Masters of Science (MSc) in Psychodynamic Counselling (Birkbeck University College)
  • Pgd Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Dip Psychoanalytic Psychology
  • Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychology

Experience

I have worked with clients in relation to

  • Narcissistic tendencies in relation to partners, parents and other family members.
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Work related anxiety and fear of not being able to perform at work.
  • Chronic conditions
  • 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

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

phone therapy, video therapy (zoom, skype, whatsapp)

Fees

From £55.00 to £90.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

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.

Availability

Covid-19: Sessions undertaken online currently. Late afternoon/evenings app. available.

Canary Wharf (E14): Wednesdays & Thurs

Banstead (SM7, Surrey): Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays.

Further information

Please contact me if you require any further information. I look forward to hear from you

London, Canary Wharf
E14

Banstead
Surrey
SM7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

Spanish

Spanish

Online platforms

Zoom

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