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Gabriela Talavera

London EC1A & SE1
07946 162774 07946 162774
London EC1A & SE1

About me

I provide a safe and confidential space where you can talk about what is making you feel depressed or anxious. Coping with the loss of someone or something is often very difficult, and you may experience intense feelings of anger, sadness or regret. Some people want to understand or talk about difficult feelings rooted in their childhood, perhaps attempting to have better relationships with family members, a partner or friends. Some people's acute anxiety can trigger panic attacks and feelings of dissociation and detachment.

In my approach, we explore your past and present relationships to make sense and understand your present difficulties. I specialise in the treatment of  anxiety and depression. Central to my work is the understanding of the unconscious mind to facilitate awareness, help you understand yourself better and perhaps elicit change.

My professional development has seen me undertake extensive and continuous personal psychotherapy and counselling. One of the benefits of which, is to help me empathise with your experience of coming for therapy.

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. My clinical experience includes working for the NHS and community services, providing psychotherapy/ counselling and mental health assessments.

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

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees are between £60 - £80 per session.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Further information

Whether you are feeling depressed or anxious, empty or stuck and perhaps confused about your feelings or don’t know what your feelings are, counselling and psychotherapy can help you understand yourself and come to terms with recent changes in your life or longstanding issues.

Some of the issues I can help you with are:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship issues
  • Family difficulties
  • Stress
  • Panic Attacks

When we first make contact, we can arrange a brief conversation over the phone about why you are considering counselling and make an initial appointment.

The first session is a stand alone session with no obligation to continue. This session gives you the opportunity to check if I am the right person for you. If you decide to go forward, we then talk about options for a treatment plan. Sessions are normally on a weekly basis, on a day and time convenient for both of us.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Spanish


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


Please get in touch with me to see what my current availability is, since it often changes depending on current patients.

Types of client

Older adults


Gabriela Talavera

Gabriela Talavera