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Spanish speaker Counsellor (MBACP)

About me

I am an experienced psychotherapist  specialised in relationship difficulties based in North London (NW8). I offer face to face and online therapy (or both, if you find this combination  works for you)

If you are experiencing emotional pain, anxiety or going through a difficult period, please contact me If you'd like to discuss whether counselling could help.

Coming to therapy can feel daunting at first, and it is important to find a practitioner you feel comfortable with. , please be in touch for an initial free consultation of 30min. 

I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space for you to explore whatever may be troubling you.

I am a caring, open minded, empathetic and honest person who has a passion for helping others in overcoming emotional difficulties. I hope to connect with my clients on a personal level; I don't hide behind a professional facade and I am not, in general, silent.

My approach to therapy is humanistic, this means I work to build a therapeutic relationship with my clients, in which we can think together about their feelings and experiences and the relationships in their lives, both now and in the past.

Training, qualifications & experience

I begin my counselling studies at Birkbeck University and completed my training at Middlesex University, where I graduated as Person-Centred Counsellor; prior to this, I have completed a MA in Social Work in Spain.

I am a registered member of the BACP – (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) which is the largest professional body in its field in the UK. It ensures all its members are appropriately trained, qualified and adhere to their strict code of ethics for practitioners.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have undergone comprehensive training on COVID-19 anxiety-related issues, including long covid and the effects of lockdown.

I am experienced in working with NHS and front-line workers delivering psychological support to those who are or have been affected by The COVID-19 Pandemic.

Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

The fee is £50 for online sessions and £60 for face to face

For students and those on Lower Income, I also offer further discounted sessions, Please contact me for more information.

Payment to be made by bank transfer before the session.
 

When I work

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Please send me an email to set up a free initial tel conversation to talk about how counselling can help you; if you are happy to continue, we can arrange a suitable time for weekly sessions

Further information

I adhere to a strict code of confidentiality with all communications.

Type of session

Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults

Key details

During the pandemic I am conducting the sessions online or over the phone. Home visits can be arranged

Additional languages

Spanish