Hi, My name is Esmeralda Abad, I am a qualified integrative counsellor. I am registered with Members British Association Counselling Psychotherapy (MBACP). Counselling is exploring thoughts and feelings about issues and concerns and having an opportunity to discover how to move forward in life. I use the three main proven approaches used within counselling. Psychodynamic Therapy explores your unconscious to discover how your past experience has informed your future and can involve free association and dream analysis
I work with Person-Centred Therapy (sometimes referred to as humanistic) is interested in your capacity to achieve your potential and believes you know best what works for you. It might look to the past for patterns but also focuses on helping you address present day behavioural patterns and 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.
Training, qualifications & experience
A qualified counsellor with several years of experience post qualification. A holder of qualifications in Cognitive Behavior Therapy CBT, Clinical Supervision and registered as an Integrative Counsellor. Experienced in supporting clients through their work, family and educational challenges, 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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.
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.
Individual Assessment Session : £ 60.00 at SW16 2ST £65.00 at SW17 7BE
Individual Sessions :
Profesionals £70 SW16 2ST and £75 at SW17 7BE
People in low income £ 40 SW16 and £45 at SW17
Clinical Supervision offer to individuals £50 and groups (up to 4)£90
Your emotional and mental health is my priority.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training