Dr Cecilia Wolfenstein
I am HCPC-registered chartered counselling psychologist. My of working is integrative, relational and flexible.
My aim is to create a confidential, safe and non-judgmental environment to explore the issues clients bring. My emphasis is to work collaboratively with the client to explore, understand and to resolve their different problems.
I work with individuals and couples. I provide short-term or long-term therapy to help people with their emotional wellbeing and relationship issues.
My psychological approach is integrative. This involves drawing on different therapeutic approaches to provide the flexibility to better understand the client’s experience. Using different perspectives supports the tailoring of the therapeutic work to the unique needs of each client.
I tailor the therapy sessions to take account of the client’s presenting issues and experienced difficulties. I use a fluid and flexible approach which is informed by, and draws upon a range of therapeutic models including; cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), person centred therapy, relational therapy, systemic therapy and psychosexual therapy. The therapeutic approaches I draw upon may be used separately or in combination.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have ten years experience of working in mental health and psychological wellbeing. I have worked for several NHS trusts in London (including IAPT, sexual health, HIV, addiction, mood, anxiety and personality specialist services) and for the charity MIND. I have experience of working with a diverse range of adult mental health difficulties including; anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, obsessive-compulsive disorders, psychosexual problems, bereavement, personality disorders, drug and alcohol issues, problems related to living with chronic illness, problems related to living with HIV as well as working with other psychological related issues that impact on our relationship with others. This involves managing depression and anxiety and relationship stress.
Qualifications and training
Through my training as a Counselling Psychologist I have experience of using a range of different psychological approaches, and of working with clients experiencing differing mental health difficulties
My qualifications are as follows:
- DPsych, Doctorate in Counselling Psychology City University, London.
- MSc in Counselling Psychology, City University London.
- Postgraduate Diploma in cognitive behavioural interventions (CBT), University College London (UCL).
- BSc (Hons) in psychology, Goldsmiths University, London.
Before training as a Psychologist I worked within design and have a BA in Arts and Design, Beckman’s School of Design, Stockholm, Sweden.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
My fee is £80 for individuals (fo a 50 minute session) and £120 for couples (for a 75 minute session).
I offer a limited number of reduced fee places for those on low income or in financial difficulties.
For further information, please see my website.
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