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About me

If you're reading these lines and reached this far, congratulations: you've just completed the first step for a new life although it might not feel like that.

Right now you might feel confused or believe you lost control over important aspects of your life or lost important people and relationships.
​This might be occupying a lot of your thoughts and mind.

If this is your case, then allow me to share something with you:

As human being, I lived and witnessed this and can reassure you this is a common experience throughout humanity and throughout time.
​One of the lessons I honestly learned is, by sharing and reflecting, we experience less isolation, we expand our natural capacity of creating new meanings about ourselves, our lives and about lived adverse experiences.

It is also in this process that we increase contentment and acceptance with who we are and about others alongside the recognition we all deserve to live a more complete and fulfilling life. We become more hopeful and this is what I can offer you on our sessions.

If you are still not sure if am the right person after reading my information, then please do get in touch. A short telephone conversation would give you a better idea and even if I am not the right person then I might be able to suggest somebody else.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Systemic Counselling
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Various training in Safeguarding Adults and Children
  • Online Counselling Training by the Open University

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

I offer both Brief and Long Term Counselling and I am particularly skilled in working with:

Anxiety, Depression & Low Motivation
Low Self-esteem & Identity issues
Perfectionism, Self-doubt & Worry
Rejection & Abandonment
Circular and Intrusive Thoughts
Difficulties with Managing and Naming Emotions
Confusion and Feeling Lost
Coping with Change, Life Cycles & Loss
Family Conflicts
Relationship Difficulties, Break Ups and Divorce
Single event Trauma (ex. car accident), continuous Trauma (ex. domestic violence) and Critical incidents
Care Giving Issues
Work Related Stress
Relocation & Culture Shock
Among others....

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

I work long and short term but from experience an initial commitment of 6 sessions offers a structure to start from.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Saturday morning sessions fees are £50

Further information

My practice is strongly influenced by Narrative and Solution Focused practices.

Narrative believes interactions between individuals are the cause not only of numerous patterns, but also shape the content and style of the narratives that are formed and perpetuated either within couples, friends or even in work environments.

Solution Focused Therapy is Present and Future Focused, based on goal setting and on solutions rather then on problems.

I will treat you with respect and will respect your life's Narratives, and guaranty we will work together to rediscover your Own Voice, your own ways to find solutions and will foster your inner ability to rewrite different Narratives.

Mary Carpenter House
Britannia Road
Kingswood
Gloucestershire
BS15 8DB

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Additional languages

Portuguese

Portuguese

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Celia Walter De Lima

Celia Walter De Lima