Gabriela Talavera

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Psychotherapist (MBACP Reg.)
Available for new clients
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London EC1A & EC4N
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome and thank you for looking at my profile. Whether you are feeling depressed or anxious I can help you to gain a different perspective on yourself, which in turn can help you to arrive at your own decisions and conclusions with more clarity and confidence.

I work according to your individual needs, for some people is just enough to have a regular space to be heard and understood but others come for specific problems and want guidance. I specialize in the treatment of mood disorders, depression and anxiety and I am experienced in working with people who suffer from depersonalization and derealization disorders.

About Myself

My background is in visual arts and I am originally from Peru and speak Spanish as well as English. We will not shy away from understanding and coming to terms with your own experience of culture, context, race and gender identity politics and the role it plays in the difficulties you encounter in your daily life.

I started my career in social work and I have experience working with people who have been affected by severe anxiety and depression often linked with  trauma experience within the LGBT community, people who lived with an unwell sibling either with mental health or learning and difficulties. Having worked for the NHS for a few years I moved into my private practice 8 years ago and I have a 5 year old child.

How do I work

I offer a 50 min free consultation, which should give you an idea of how I work. The following sessions usually take at place the same day and time that is suitable to you, usually on a weekly basis. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.

I have worked in mental health for over eight years both in private practice and for the NHS. My clinical experience includes providing psychodynamic therapy and mental health assessments for the NHS, private and charity sector.

I have experience working with the LGBT community and people from diverse cultural backgrounds, first /second generation cultural struggle. I am able to provide therapy in both English and Spanish.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Disassociation symptoms, derealisation, detachment, intrusive thoughts, social anxiety, racism, first /second generation cultural struggles,  family issues, guilt, shame, identity issues, LGBT counselling, relationship counselling.

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£60.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

Fees are between £65 to £80 per session. I offer a lower concession rate for students and trainees at £55 per session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am currently available for call and online video sessions via Zoom. Please get in touch via Whatsapp text +44(0)7946162774 and I will aim to get back to you within 48 hours. 

Further information

Some of the issues I can help you with are:

  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • low self-confidence
  • Loneliness
  • Feeling sad
  • Disassociation symptoms
  • Attachment disorder
  • Family difficulties
  • Relationship difficulties
  • First generation cultural struggle
  • LGBT identity struggles

My work always begins with a thorough assessment of the nature of your problem and usually takes one hour.  This session should give you an idea of how I work and if I am the right person for you. If you decide to go forward, we can discuss options for a treatment plan,  and decide the focus and length of your treatment. Sessions are usually on a weekly basis at the same day and time we agree.

1 Snow Hill Court, Central London, London, EC1A 2EJ

56 Therapy, Albert Buildings, 49 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4N 4SA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Additional languages

I am a Spanish native speaker and I am both fluent in English and Spanish.

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