Esmeralda Abad

London SW16 & SW17
07453 888 866 07453 888 866
London SW16 & SW17

About me

A Bilingual Spanish /English therapist with experience in depression, anxiety, relationships, career, Life goals, addictions, loss and bereavement, abuse, life crisis. Understanding of special needs. Experience with young people and adults. Modes of provision Webchat, video, phone, F2F. Express booking within 1 hour .

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.

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

Christian Counselling

Fees

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 : £ 85 at SW16 2ST     £90 at SW17 7BE

Individual Sessions :

Profesionals £70 SW16 2ST   and   £75 at SW17 7BE

People in low income £ 50 SW16 and   £55 at SW17

Students £35

Clinical Supervision offer to individuals £75 and groups (up to 4)£ 140

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Your emotional and mental health is my priority.

239A Balham High Road
London
SW17 7BE

2-8 Gracefield Gardens
Streatham Hill
London
SW16 2ST

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Spanish

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Supervision available

Social

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