Fatima Fernandes BACP reg
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
- Recovery - Trauma
- 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
- Person Centred
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Solusion Focused Therapy
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
- EFT stages 1 and 2 (Emotional freedom Technique)
- Couple Counselling
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
My rates are:
Individuals £70 per session - 50 minutes
Couples £90 per session - 50 minutes
Supervision £70 per session - 50 minutes
Limited sliding scale available
I am able to work with clients via Skype
Home visits possible by previous arrangement
Feel free to ring me for an informal consultation without any obligation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments: Evenings / Daytime / Home visits / Availability on Saturdays
Types of client