Luisa Diaz MBACP
Whether you are struggling to cope with current events or feeling overwhelmed by difficult emotions that have existed for a long time, I can help you navigate a way through. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which your problems will be heard.
I work with people to help them feel more confident in themselves and their relationships, and better equipped to manage issues like loss, change and the negative patterns that can create anxiety, stress and low mood.
Working at a pace that’s right for you, we will explore the thoughts and feelings behind your current difficulties and uncover their relationship to past experiences. My aim is to help you to develop the resources, approaches and fresh perspectives that will improve your well-being and enable you to live your life more fully.
Sessions are weekly and last 50 minutes, and are usually held on the same time and day each week. I am not able to provide an emergency crisis service for clients or support outside of our weekly sessions.
The first session is an opportunity for you to share your difficulties, and for us to begin to explore what has brought you to counselling and your expectations. I will ask you about your present circumstances and also something of your past. Together we can consider how we might work together going forward, and I will suggest the type of support I could offer you. This includes considering the duration of the work: I offer both open-ended and short-term (12 sessions) work.
I am based in Finchley N3 and New Southgate/Bounds Green N11. However currently I work remotely, so it's important that you ensure you are in a private, quiet and confidential space where you feel safe to share without feeling at risk of interruption or being overheard by others. If you have not had remote counselling before, it may seem a little strange or unfamiliar at first. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask. I use the Zoom video calls platform but if you're unfamiliar with this I can provide some information about how it works, but it is free to use.
If you would like to know more or arrange a consultation session, you can phone or text me on 07305 098556 or email me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within the professional standards as set out by the BACP Ethical Framework.
I have a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling that is accredited by the BACP. Aside from my private practice, I work with people through an Employee Assistance Provider, and I also provide trauma-focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) interventions for staff working for a large employer in the transport sector who have experienced work-related trauma. Previously I worked with people through two London charities, experiencing a range of different issues.
Some of the issues I've worked with include: anxiety, depression, relationship and sexual issues, bereavement, long-term physical health conditions, physical and sexual abuse, PTSD and psychosis.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions last 50 minutes and are held weekly. Fees start from £40. I offer some reduced fee slots, these are based on availability and personal circumstances. Please contact me for more details.