Fatima Fernandes BACP reg

Fatima Fernandes BACP reg

Room 27
Albert Buildings
49 Queen Victoria Street
London
EC4N 4SA

Christchurch Court
171 Willesden Lane
Kilburn
London
NW6 7XF

07815 080654

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Room 27
Albert Buildings
49 Queen Victoria Street
London
EC4N 4SA

Christchurch Court
171 Willesden Lane
Kilburn
London
NW6 7XF

07815 080654

About me

I am an integrative registered Counsellor Working with individuals and couples

Is life becoming more problematic?

Struggling to manage or understand your feelings?

Affected by trauma or anxiety chronic disorder?

Is addiction or alcohol misuse affecting your life?

Feeling hurt or lost when a relationship ends?

Counselling can help you find calm and relief from life's difficulties

My experience at working with people over many years as an Integrative humanistic Counsellor / Psychotherapist leads me to recognise the capacity for growth in each individual.

What can I expect from counselling and psychotherapy?

At the first session we will identify your aims and goals reflecting on how we can work together to achieve the best of the sessions. We will consider issues causing you distress listen to your feelings around the difficulties you are facing. You will be encouraged to reflect on thought processes, feelings, reactions and behaviours involved to gain insight of yourself, your life. Through this process you will be able to reflect consider issues present from another perspective to find a way forward. Here you will face challenges with care and compassion reflecting on options open to you.

The therapeutic process will give you the opportunity to gain insight when problems occur, at what stages in your life. You will consider dynamics affecting your relationships and the choices you have to manage changes in your life. By making connections between the difficulties you are faced with, your perceived ideas and reactions involved, you will build up resources  towards self determination. Gain confidence to make your own decisions, how to relate to others constructively accepting that you have choices on how to manage your life. This will give you the opportunity to reflect on how you view yourself and others around you. Building up on how you relate to self and others will help you to manage the changes involved which will give you the sense of fulfilment that you are searching for.

In my work with clients I am committed to provide a confidential safe environment to explore, reflect and promote well being. Whatever challenges we may face each of us has the potential to manage our lives. Counselling and psychotherapy provides that opportunity when we put ourselves forward. I place the struggles I am presented with at the core of my work.

I practice in Central and West London working with individuals and couples. I am also a trained supervisor. In my work I adapt my therapeutic integrative approach according to client needs gaining insights making connections between issues presented. As well as running my private practice I also work as a Trauma Specialist for a rape crisis organisation in London. I have long term experience in helping support vulnerable older individuals in their homes.

After my initial training I gained experience working with individual clients as well as running groups. I am familiar at dealing with issues associated with depression, anxiety, self- esteem, bereavement, loss, relationship difficulties, sexual identity, anger, trans-gender and cultural issues, traumatic experiences and substance misuse difficulties.


I have worked in the field for over twenty years covering substance misuse problems,  traumatic stress disorders and other issues. In my work as a trauma specialist I help people who suffered traumatic painful experiences recover and move on with their lives. Those impacted by any form of emotional physical or sexual violence either rooted in early childhood or more recent times.


Areas of Interest

  • Self development
  • Empowerment
  • Recovery - Trauma
  • Addictions
  • Trans-Gender
  • Cultural issues

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by the BACP code of Ethics and Professional Conduct Procedure.

  • B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology - Open University 1997
  • Integrative Counselling Skills Diploma 1994/1996
  • Diploma - Cascade training Associates  2008
  • EMDR - London 2007/2008
  • CBT Training - London
  • EFT - stages 1 and 2
  • Couple counselling training - Counselling Works 2014


Therapies Offered

  • Person Centred
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Solusion Focused Therapy
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • EFT stages 1 and 2 (Emotional freedom Technique)
  • Couple Counselling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

My rates are:

Individuals £60 per session - 50 minutes

Couples £80 per session - 50 minutes

Supervision £70 per session - 50 minutes


Limited sliding scale available

Further information

I am able to work with clients via skype

I am able to offer telephone counselling after an initial face to face consultation.

Home visits possible by previous arrangement


Feel free to ring me for an informal consultation without any obligation.

Maps & Directions

London, EC4N 4SA
London, NW6 7XF

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Portuguese

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Availability

Appointments: Evenings / Daytime / Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families