Bia Padilha BSc (Hons), Dip Psych, MBACP
Hello and welcome. Starting therapy can feel daunting but also incredibly liberating once you get started. I offer a warm and welcoming environment where together we can explore what is troubling you and seek to ultimately find relief through this process. With seven years of experience working with clients who have sought to make sense of their life, I am able to help by walking alongside you in your journey, whether this is for a short while or longer-term. In our time together, we will uncover what lies behind your anxieties and try out strategies that may support you as you work through the challenges you are facing. You may know what is specifically troubling you or may have a more general feeling of unease or dissatisfaction in your life that you would like to look at more closely.
Previously, I worked in corporate communications and for the civil service. Having lived abroad, I am able to offer sessions in Portuguese in addition to English. As an Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapist, I draw upon a broad theory base and techniques in order to tailor-make the therapy to you and what you choose to bring. I believe that our developing relationship is a key component of the therapy and endeavour to create a safe space for you where growth can take place. I bring a healthy dose of pragmatism, humour and optimism and I hope that our sessions can bring clarity and feel healing.
Do get in touch if you feel drawn to my profile or have any questions. I look forward to meeting you for an exploratory session where we can decide if we can work well together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a postgraduate diploma in Transpersonal Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from the Centre for Counselling and Pyschotherapy Education (CCPE), one of London's leading training organisations and many years of experience of working with people in diverse therapeutic settings.
I started my work with clients at Mind and spent many years with the Caravan Drop-in Counselling service in Piccadilly and FreshStart Psychotherapy. I then completed a clinical placement at The Maudsley as part of my training before starting in private practice.
I am a registered member MBACP (380639) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Additional qualifications: BSc. Natural Sciences
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
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£70-£90 for a 50 minute therapy session.
Your first session
Allows us to learn more about each other and explore if we could work well together. I will find out more about what is troubling you and you have the opportunity of exploring how I work, ask questions and ultimately decide if you would like to go ahead with further sessions.
What you bring to therapy is confidential. As part of my work, I undergo professional supervision to ensure that I am working to the best of my abilities and my supervisor is bound by the same professional and ethical codes of practice as I am.
Where will the sessions take place?
I am currently working exclusively online and by phone.
Once it is safe to do so again, I will return to also seeing clients face-to-face, from two different locations:
Paddington - The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (Warwick Ave and Paddington are the nearest stations)
Bow in East London - St Paul Old Ford (Bow Church and Bow Road are the nearest stations)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client