Aurora Gomez-Rebollo BPC Registered and BACP Accredited Counsellor
As a cousnellor, I aim to provide a safe, confidential and supportive space in which a trusting relationship can evolve. This is in order to enable my clients to think about the difficult issues that have brought them to therapy. Issues may include painful feelings, disturbing thoughts, recurrent patterns of behaviour and difficult relationships. They may have been caused by recent events or they may be anchored in the past. Either way, I use a psychodynamic approach to counselling. This menas exploring attachment patterns as well as becoming aware of the emotional impact that past events and relationships may have in the present. I firmly believe that developing self-awareness and insight is the first step towards long lasting change. Wherever necessary, I can also integrate this approach with simple CBT techniques.
I am a BACP Accredited (2004) and BPC Registered (2011) counsellor and psychotherapist.
I am a registered counsellor with three medical insurance companies: AXA, AVIVA and BUPA.
I work with adults and young people (16 +) in private practice, with EAPS and in educational settings.
About your Counselling Sessions
I offer an initial consultation which takes place over two consecutive weekly sessions.
The initial consultation is an opportunity to explore the issues affecting you in order to decide whether or not psycodynamic counselling is the most suitable approach for you. It is also a chance to experience the way I work and see whether or not you feel confortable working with me.
If we agree to work together, before we start regular counselling, we will agree the length of your therapy and we will confirm the time and day of your sessions.
Therapy can be long term, open ended or short term (6 to 12 sessions.)
Sessions are 50 minutes long and take place once weekly, except during holiday breaks.
I offer counselling in English and Spanish.
Issues I deal with I work with general mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD and self-harm, as well as other issues brought about by life circumstances such as bereavement and loss, separation or divorce, family or relationship
In my role as EAP counsellor, I help clients overcome issues in the workplace such as stress or performance anxiety; I support them also when dealing with structural changes or difficult working relationships.
As a student counsellor, I support young people struggling with a variety of issues from exam anxiety to relationship problems to difficulties with transitions. I have a good understanding of the pressures that students and teachers face nowadays as well as of the complexities of the education system. I have a special interest in supporting adults as well as young people struggling with learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dyspraxia as well as those in the AS.
About my Practice
I practice from two different locations.
My Morden practice is home based and it can be easily reached by public transport. Buses 164, 163, 413 and 152 stop close by. South Merton and Wimbledon Chase BR Stations are a 15 minutes’ walk away. If you travel by car, parking in the street is free.
My Tooting Practice is based at The Awareness Centre, which can be easily reached by public transport. The Awareness centre is located just a few minutes walk away from Tooting Bec and Tooting Broadway Underground Stations.
Other Relevant Information
I adhere to the BACP code of ethics and good practice and folllow their complaints procedure.
I am committed to continuing professional development and regularly attend professional training to enhance my practice and deepen my knowledge of current developments in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.
As required by the BACP guidelines, I attend regular supervision to assist in the running of my practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling Skills, WPF London (1997)
- Diploma in Counselling in Organisations, WPF London (1998)
- Post Graduate / Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, WPF London & University of Surrey (2003)
- Certificate in CBT Skills for Qualified Practitioners, WPF London (2014)
- MBT and MBT for Adolescents, WPF & Anna Freud Centre, London (2004-15)
- BA (Hons) Education, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Pregnancy and birth
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesdays and Thursdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|