Hello and welcome, my name is Manuela.
I am a professionally trained counsellor practising in East London,and a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am committed to offer a safe and confidential space to encourage you to reflect upon where in your life you seek clarity.
My approach to counselling
I work using both short term (3-6 months) and long term Psychodynamic approach, which means understanding past experiences that may impact on how you feel in the present. Together we will explore what process lay behind your present challenges and help you achieve a greater sense of well being and self-awareness.
Area of expertise
In my private practice in Shoreditch, I work a lot with relationship issue, and the feeling of betrayal and anxiety associated with separation and divorce. Counselling can help clarifying your thoughts and feelings and support you to move forward.
I have 5 years experience working in the charity and public health sector as a bereavement counsellor, specialising in loss and attachment related issues. While supporting with coping with the pain, my role is to help my clients regain their sense of identity and independence.
I also provide therapy across a range of mental, emotional and interpersonal struggles such as anxiety, depression, anger and low self esteem.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
I provide an initial assessment after which you will already have a great insight on the type of work that needs to be done to overcome your present challenges. An initial assessment meeting will allows us to get to know each other , discuss what concerns you, ask any question, understand confidentiality and to determine what is the best therapeutic approach you could benefit from.
To find how we can work together to support you with the challenges that have brought you to therapy, get in touch by using a contact option to book an introductory assessment session with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my career in the charity and public health sectors as a Bereavement Counsellor specialising in loss and attachment related issue.
I have also worked as a CBT therapist within HAGA, supporting individuals struggling with Alcohol dependence.
While working with a vast range of issues and different multicultural agencies I have gained experiences and understanding of different cultural background.
- I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- I hold a BACP accredited FdSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Birkbeck University of London
- HCE Counselling and Counselling skills, Birkbeck University
- I also continue professional development expanding my skills and knowledge by regularly attending workshops, conferences and seminars as well as monthly clinical supervision.
My private practice is insured with Towergate, Insurance N.: LSBDX6708413
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
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