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The New Normal

As we endeavour to return to "normality" we might find that we are sort of 'out of sink with ourselves', with others and may be with the new rhythm that our lives might need to take.

The ripples of the realities of the last year are still with us and will be for some time to come. Loss and grief still need to be attended to and honoured as a tender wound in need of nurture.

You might feel like ‘this is scary, I am not used to this anymore, I have lost my centre'. You might be experiencing a huge sense of overwhelmed, new and old anxieties might come to the surface along with a sense of disorientation, confusion and feeling lost in the new reality. These are all natural responses to the process of readjusting back to our social lives. You might not even want to re-engage with this new reality that is presented to you. Or you might be yearning for connection, bonding, familiarity and desperately wanting to get back to the things you missed during this last year that you might feel irritable, impatient and even angry.

During this re-adjusting 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, healing, excitement and joy inherent in the unknown.

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.

About 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.

About Me

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. 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, miscarriages, diagnosis of Autism in adult life, 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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

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

UK Council for 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

One of my personal interests is in supporting people who might suspect or see themselves as a Highly Sensitive Person. In my practice I invite explorations on the inherent wisdom of grief as a catalyst for change and new beginnings along with working with the interface between psychotherapy and spiritual growth.

Fees

£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

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 £70 for 50 minutes.

Availability

I see clients during the day and in the evenings.

Further information

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.

The Gestalt Centre
15-23 St Pancras Way
London
NW1 0PT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Additional languages

Spanish

Spanish, Gallego

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Maria Yosel Mouzo Insua

Maria Yosel Mouzo Insua