• Home
  • >Isabel dos Santos - Counsellor, MBACP (Accred)

Isabel dos Santos - Counsellor, MBACP (Accred)

Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 07525 933218 07525 933218 Registered / Accredited
Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1
07525 933218 07525 933218

About me

Due to COVID-19, I'm offering online (Skype/Zoom) and phone sessions so that people who are isolated can have mental health support.

Welcome!

Entering therapy can feel overwhelming but your concerns will be treated in a sensitive and professional manner. You will be in control of the depth and pace of our work.

My background

I am an experienced Counsellor - I worked for several years in the NHS and charities. I see people with various presentations: depression, anxiety, unresolved childhood issues, to name a few.

Reasons for having Counselling

You might be trying to come to terms with life changes, including the loss of a loved one; are at a cross roads, trying to figure out what to do next; lost interest in life; or you are confused, trying to understand your feelings and who you are.

​It is important that you can navigate through those difficult situations with the appropriate support to help you feel empowered to deal with present and future problems.

​I have a Humanistic approach, but my work has evolved over the years by integrating other aspects from different theories and recent research. I have a particular interest in Neuroscience.

What to expect when entering Counselling

​When starting therapy, I do a comprehensive assessment, as a way of having a richer picture of you and your world. This can provide some pieces to the puzzle of possible causes for your distress. We also discuss what are the main goals for therapy, which helps to keep our work on track.

​Why Counselling is effective

​An important principle, which is part of the Person-Centred Approach, is the belief in the person’s inner wisdom. My clinical expertise allows me to gently but effectively guide you into this journey.

​Many of my clients report, at the end of therapy, of letting go of ‘old ways of being’ and living more authentically.

​Where to find me

​I’m based in Worcester. I also provide home visits, phone and Skype sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed a BA Honours in Counselling with a first (1st) from Middlesex University London in 2014.

My counselling training focused primarily on Person-Centered and Psychodynamic theories. This enables me to have an integrative approach in my work, tailoring it to the needs of the individual client.

I have a certificate in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Skills for Depression by IAPT (NHS) West Midlands. The main focus of IPT is to help clients to learn to link mood with interpersonal events, and to recognise that by appropriately addressing interpersonal situations they may improve both their relationships and their symptoms.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Photos & videos

Fees

I charge £50 p/session (50 minutes).

Further information

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Skills for Depression - IAPT (NHS) West Midlands - October 2018

Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Portuguese

Accessibility

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

Availability

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Social

Isabel dos Santos - Counsellor, MBACP (Accred)

Isabel dos Santos - Counsellor, MBACP (Accred)

Save profile Saved Call me

Call options

Landline

07525 933218
Message me