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Counsellor I Psychotherapist - PgDip, MBACP

About me

Do you feel that your life has been dominated by your worries and fears of the future? Are there unresolved issues or painful experiences from the past or in the present moment that overwhelms and cause you anxiety? Do you find it difficult to feel confident and good about yourself? If your answer to these questions is yes, my approach to therapy will be of benefit to you.

Everyone goes through difficult challenges in life. Some of the challenges are very hard to face alone, it is in such times that is valuable to seek extra support from someone who can help you explore deeper the causes of those hardships. Therapy will give you long-term benefits and the tools you need to overcome whatever difficulties you encounter.

You are already breaking the stigma and resistance to seeking help and support by reading my profile. Exercising your will and deciding to search for psycho-therapeutic counselling is not easy. As you continue reading, you already are creating a sense of relationship with me.

I can assure you of a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where we can both identify,  honour and explore the possible reasons for your struggles that blocks you to feel freer and confident about yourself. Whatever you are thinking or feeling right now is a normal part of this whole process that we can explore together at our initial session so you can decide if what I offer feels right for the issues that you want to work with. 

I have a variety of experience in working with people from various cultural, professional and religious background having lived, studied and worked in the Philippines, United States, Canada, Mexico, and Italy and now in London. My experience working in HM Prison Service and NHS has enriched my skills. Aside from English, I can communicate in Filipino, Spanish, Italian and a limited working proficiency in Portuguese.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP accredited Psychosynthesis counsellor and my approach is Integrative and Transpersonal. I provide a safe space for you to experience change.

My focus is on helping you understand and come to terms with challenges in your life. I am committed to providing a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space to explore your past, make sense of the present, and find a purpose for the future. We will both aim to gently explore the possible reasons for your struggles at a pace that feels safe and right for you and I will help you grow in all areas of your life.

Whether you are just looking for guidance through difficult situations or you are looking to empower yourself and head in a new direction in life, I can help you achieve your goals.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Free 15-minute phone call 
  • £70.00 for a 50-minute weekly session
  • I offer discount to Students, NHS workers, LFB, Police and Prison Officers, Religious workers, Faith/Belief/Non-belief Ministers
  • I offer low-cost therapy, depending on individual circumstances and my availability.
     

When I work

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Further information

Website:  https://www.jakedictotherapy.co.uk

How can therapy help me?

There are many benefits to participating in therapy. Therapy can provide support and help you find  relief for issues such as trauma, depression, grief, stress, and relationship problems. Counselling is extremely valuable in managing personal growth, relationships and the many challenges faced in daily life. By applying therapy techniques as your therapist, I can provide a different perspective on complicated problems that can help you find a solution that you feel is right for you.

What happens during therapy?

Therapy may be different depending on the goals for therapy and the needs of the person. Typically speaking, we will discuss the issues that are currently happening in your life, events that have happened in the past that are relevant to your concerns. There might be moments when you wonder what to talk about, or having difficulty choosing how to begin. This is all part of the therapy process. As your therapist, I will know how to handle these situations.

I am committed to providing a space where you can own your strengths and be liberated from anything that does not serve you anymore.

Will our conversations remain confidential?

Confidentiality is a key component of therapy. What we discuss in our session will not be shared with anyone else. I am bound to follow the ethical framework of the BACP of which I am a registered member. By law, your therapist can't release any information without your written consent, except in the following situations: The therapist suspects the client is in danger of harming themselves or has threatened to harm other persons. The therapist suspects there is an abuse of children. In such extreme circumstances, I would discuss these concerns with the client and would limit the breach of confidentiality to a minimum.

Psychosynthesis & Education Trust, 92-94 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2TH

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

Italian
Portuguese
Spanish
Tagalog/Filipino

I have a limited working proficiency in Portuguese.

Online platforms

Zoom