Fatima Fernandes BACP reg
I am an integrative registered Counsellor Working with individuals and couples
Due to COVID 19 sessions will be held online
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 self 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 feelings difficulties you are facing. You will be encouraged to reflect on thought processes reactions and behaviours involved to gain insight of yourself, your life. The awareness gained aids self determination building up resources needed to move on with your life. Challenges faced will be difficult at times needing an environment where we can feel safe trusting the therapist. In my work I provide a safe caring therapeutic space the client able to share freely without fear or prejudice their needs guiding the work involved.
The therapeutic process will give you the opportunity to gain insight when problems occur, at what stages in your life. Consider dynamics affecting your relationships and choices you have to manage constructive changes in your life. When making connections between difficulties you are faced with, your self perceived ideas and reactions involved, you will build up inner resources towards self determination. Gain confidence to make your own decisions, how to relate to others constructively accepting that you have choices in how to manage your life. Building up on how you relate to self and others in a constructive way 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
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.