Maria Yosel Mouzo Insua, Gestalt Psychotherapy Diploma, UKCP accredited
Where we are now
Our lives have suffered drastic changes in a matter of a few weeks.
Life has become more unpredictable and uncertain.
Some people have lost jobs, some have lost family members, friends and many will feel vulnerable and isolated. Loss is now more on the forefront of our lives than ever before as well as the fear of loss.
You might feel like ‘my whole world has been turned upside down’. You might be experiencing a huge sense of shock, might be feeling numb unable to connect with what is going on for you, depressed, drifting, apprehensive or tense or even angry and resentful. These are all natural responses to a sudden change of this magnitude.
The sort of events we are experiencing and witnessing can have a profound toll on our emotional, psychological and physical selves. Anxiety and apprehension might highly increase along with panic attacks, claustrophobia, fear, worrying, obsessive thinking, ritualistic behaviour and anger. These might be some of the experiences you are going through at the moment.
If you need specific support in these times please email or phone me. I will support you to find ways of dealing with all that you might be experiencing right now. While we might also look at the new possibilities for growth inherent in the unknown.
I am providing reduced rates taking in consideration the circumstances. I conduct the sessions through Skype or Zoom.
In our initial consultation and in collaboration we will look at what your needs are and get a sense of each other to see if we can embark on this work together and see if the online medium might work for you.
Do you want to feel your spontaneity, creativity and aliveness?
Do you want to feel safe in your body and in your mind?
Do you want to feel confident in social situations?
Do you want to feel joy?
Do you want to connect and embody your power and authority?
Do you want to find your path in life and connect with your inner strength and inner potential?
If you feel you have difficulty with some of the experiences I describe above it might be related to you suffering from generalised anxiety, crippling anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, sadness, depression, difficulty in relationships, low self esteem and many other experiential states.
I will support you on your journey to access all you have been longing for. I will do this by being a constant, attentive and attuned presence, a source of unconditional holding, a witness to your loneliness, a companion to your pain. I will with the support of embodied experiments and techniques, metaphors, visualisations, dream work, empathic listening and focusing support you to connect with your self, with whatever you feel in the moment and have been running away from that might be unbearable, painful and terrifying to experience and is causing you so much anxiety and suffering.
I will help you to develop a more attuned awareness about what moves you, the reasons you act the way you do and the steps you need to take in order for you to create the change you need and want.
I will do this by establishing with you a therapeutic relationship based on dialogue and a relational stance based on trust, cooperation, genuine communication, creativity, exploration and compassion. One of the skills that I bring to the therapeutic process is a fine developed empathic attunement to people's experiences and a deep intuition into the process of feeling. I will support you to develop the necessary awareness you need to come up with your genuine solutions to your conflicts and fears. I will support you to discover the meaning of your anxiety and from there discover what you do to stay in that anxious/fearful place and what you can do to do things differently.
The first steps will be for us to establish a safe space so that you can start to feel you can risk being open to your experiences. I will provide you with a confidential space for you to unfold your unique potential.
I am an experienced and professionally qualified Individual and Group Gestalt Psychotherapist with many years of experience seeing clients. I am an UKCP accredited clinical member. I have worked in a range of counselling services, have a background in Clinical Psychology and worked in the Mental Health field (in a Day Hospital supporting the needs of inpatients and outpatients of the Acute Mental Health Unit). Over the last twenty years I have professionally taught and supported children and adolescents with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum disorder as well as their families within schools and in private therapeutic practice in their home environment.
My practice is based in Camden, Kings Cross area, and in Gloucester Road. I offer short, long-term and open-ended individual therapy.
I have experience of supporting a wide range of experiential issues such as depression, anxiety, anorexia, trauma, relationship difficulties, loss and bereavement, Post-traumatic Stress disorder, addiction and alcohol related issues, sexual abuse and many other issues that are part and parcel of our human condition.
Training, qualifications & experience
Practitioner Diploma in Individual and Group Gestalt Psychotherapy
MA in Gestalt Psychotherapy
Post-graduate Diploma in Gestalt Therapy Studies
Certificate in Gestalt Therapy Studies
BSc in Clinical Psychology
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer short term and long term Psychotherapy
Please contact me by mail or phone. If by mail I normally suggest to have a brief phone conversation to discuss availability and any other relevant queries.
The way I practice is to offer an initial session to talk about what brings you to therapy, what you might need, would like to achieve and get a sense of whether we can work together. If we both are happy to start this journey together I will then suggest we have weekly sessions, which will last 50 minutes.
My fees are between £60 and £75 for 50 minutes depending on location.
Concessions offered for
I charge for initial sessions. The reason for this is that first sessions may have a profound impact on you, sometimes initiating a process of change, which can be very cathartic and healing for some people especially if for whatever circumstances you have not had the experience of being deeply met and accepted by another person.