225 Shoreditch High Street
my name is Manuela and I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor (MBACP)
I work with individuals providing CBT and time-limited solution focused therapy (6 to 12 session) as well as long term therapy by offering a safe and non judgemental space to help my clients overcome a range of mental, emotional and interpersonal struggles.
I provide counselling across a range of issues and have specialised in working with bereavement, alcohol dependence, anger management, depression, general anxiety and social anxiety.
I am able to work with you by tailoring therapy to your specific needs using a set of counselling skills and psycho-therapeutic techniques to enable us to work in creating awareness and understanding to find solutions for the issues you are experiencing.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
An initial assessment meeting will allows us to get to know each other but more so it will help you to discover if you feel comfortable with me, 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, do get in touch by using a contact option to book an introductory assessment session with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my career and counselling experience in the charity and public health sectors dealing with a vast range of issues. I have been working as a counsellor/ psychotherapist in the East London Bereavement Service specialising in loss and attachment related issue, as well as working within HAGA supporting individual struggling with Alcohol dependence.
Having gained experience within different multicultural agencies I have understanding of the cultural issues working with clients from a great diversity of backgrounds.
I hold an FdSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by Birkbeck University of London and accredited By the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
HCE Counselling and Counselling skills by Birkbeck University
I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.This is very important to you as it means that your therapy will be practised to a highly professional standard.
I also continue professional development within the field of psycho-therapeutic work, 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
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Initial consultation:£55 for 1h session session
Individuals:£55for 55 minutes session
Initial consultation is an opportunity for us to meet and discuss reasons behind you seeking counselling and for you to ask any questions or concerns you may have. As well as for me to find out what your goals are and what you wish to achieve from the sessions and most importantly, ensure that you feel comfortable and the best way we can work together.
Reduced fees for students and low income clients to be discussed individually. Please feel free to enquire.
Cash, cheque and bank transfer are payable at the end of each session.
All sessions missed are charged. Cancelled session with less then 48hrs are charged. If available I will offer an alternative time during that week.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT concentrates on how your thoughts ( cognition) influences your emotions and action (behaviours) It identifies and challenges unhelpful thoughts which maintain the problem you encounter in the here and now. the objective of CBT is to bring about behavioural change by having a positive impact on your thoughts and feelings ans emotions.
Counselling concerns on listening to you and supporting you in exploring what matter determines your current moods. The aim of counselling is to provide a secure environment to enable you to talk and explore early years and how these are of impact to your adulthood to eventually discover a solution that feel right for you.
Psychotherapy focuses on you, and in you gaining insight into the difficulty you are currently facing. It considers your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and beliefs and relevant moment in your life. Psychotherapy aims to help you change on discover appropriate ways of managing relationship and social skills.
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