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MBACP, Counsellor, Supervisor and CBT Therapist Online

About me

Hi, my name is Esmeralda and I am a qualified integrative counsellor with experience in depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addictions, loss and bereavement, abuse, trauma, low self-esteem and an understanding of autism and special needs. 

I work with young people and adults, offering sessions in both English and Spanish and use a combined approach within counselling. This includes Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy (sometimes referred to as humanistic) and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Counselling is exploring thoughts and feelings about issues and concerns and having an opportunity to discover how to move forward in life. I can help you to explore your unconscious to discover how your past experience has informed your present and future. I want to help you to achieve your potential, which may require us to look to the past for patterns and also focus on helping you address present day behavioural patterns.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy mostly focuses on changing your present day behaviour to improve your moods and ability to cope. It focuses on the connection between thought, emotions, actions but perhaps also your physical wellbeing, social skills, and your sense of spirituality. I can also combine free association and dream analysis into our sessions if needed.

You can now book your first appointment/assessment on 07453-88866 or click here to fill out the contact form.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Clinical Supervision Level 6 awarded by the Counseling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB)
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavior Therapy Level 5 awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body(CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Counselling skills Level 3 awarded by Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Counselling skills Level 2 awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB)

I am experienced in supporting clients through their work, family and educational challenges. This includes general anxiety, depression, risk assessment and management, trauma, addiction and attachment.

I provide a client-centred support that will empower them to make informed decisions.  Familiar with the IAPT program along with experience within the NHS psychological wellbeing provision, and Government Work and Health.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Christian Counselling.

Fees

From £55.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Health Assured
  • Vitality

Additional information

Individual Assessment Session : £85 

The initial session will be an assessment, which will also set the basis to establish the counselling contract. This provides an opportunity for the therapist and client to decide together whether the service is appropriate.

  • Individual Sessions : £75 
  • People in low income: £55
  • Students: £45
  • Clinical Supervision: individuals £55

If this service is not appropriate you will be signposted to a service or professional that can support your needs.

Sessions will last for 50 minutes and take place on a regular day and time.

Although we understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise, if you are unable to attend for any reason, please be advised that we will require a minimum of 24 hours notice.

If you arrive late for a session, you can only be seen for the remaining allocated time.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm and from 5pm to 9pm

Sunday from 10am to 2pm

Further information

Your emotional and mental health is my priority.

Testimonials

Esmeralda is an absolute expert at what she does - after trying dozens of different therapist without success, I truly believe that she was the only person who really helped me understand my condition and the results were seen almost immediately - would recommend her to anyone!

Easy to talk with and open up to, asks questions that help me consider my actions and way of thinking.

A good listener, and I appreciated her warmth and smile.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Additional languages

Spanish

Spanish Hablo Español

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Whatsapp

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Supervision available.

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