Marilyn De Freitas

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Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London, N7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Whether you are thinking of coming to therapy at a time of crisis, or at a time to understand more fully what is happening in your life, talking with a therapist can be very helpful.

I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist offering short and long term therapy to individuals and couples in. I provide a safe and confidential space and support you to explore thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that may affect the way you think about and relate to yourself and others.

You are welcome to telephone or email me if you would like to ask any questions about how I work, the process of beginning therapy, or to arrange an initial, confidential consultation.

Recent issues people have explored include the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Feelings of depression
  • Post natal depression
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Childhood trauma and abuse
  • Sexual, physical, emotional abuse
  • Health related issues
  • Feelings of low self esteem or low self confidence
  • Anger management

Training, qualifications & experience

I provide an independent  and private Therapeutic Practice working with a variety of issues that affect peoples lives.  I have a long career and in-depth understanding of distress that affects the way that people live their lives and my extensive training and experience allows me to draw upon a wide range of skills and experiences to inform my work.  I initially trained as a Social Worker and worked for many years in Charitable organisations and Social Service departments with individuals, children and families.  I later qualified as a Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist and have for over 30 years experience of  working with women, men, children/young people, adults, couples and families of all ages, ethnicity, backgrounds, and sexuality with a range of issues, questions and concerns.  Amongst the additional trainings I have completed over the years are advanced diplomas in working systemically with families and couples,  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Training (CBT), and Clinical Supervision, which enables me to support trainees and qualified therapist in their work.  

The following are some of my qualifications:

  • MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Certificate & Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Qualified Social Worker
  • BA (Hons) in Communication Studies

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their guidelines on confidentiality, code of ethics, and Good Practice.

I am a Member of Birkbeck Counselling Association

I am a member of the Black, African & Asian Therapy Network (BAATN)

I hold a current enhanced Disclosure Certificate, and full professional insurance.

I am a registered Bupa provider.  If you are are a Bupa service user I can be found at http://finder.bupa.co.uk/go/ms_marilyn_de_freitas

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£65.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

£65 for an individual session and £95 for a couple session.

I offer weekly Counselling and Psychotherapy on a short term or open ended basis.


Holloway, London, N7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

Online
Phone

I am a qualified a Clinical Supervisor offering extensive experience, in-depth understanding, and knowledge to trainees and qualified practitioners.

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Marilyn De Freitas
Marilyn De Freitas