I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist, accredited psychosexual and relationship therapist with the College Of Sexual and Relationship Therapists - COSRT (www.cosrt.org.uk) and a cognitive behavioural therapist with membership of the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy BABCP (www.BABCP.com) and the Association for Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-AREBT (www.REBT.net). I work closely with a consultant psychiatrist for any referral for psychiatric assessment and for prescription of psychiatric and sexual dysfunction medication, only if needed.
I have worked as a psychotherapist in NGOs, the NHS and in private practice for 18 years. I also have 9 years experience working in sexual health and HIV medicine for the NHS.
I was born in Venezuela from French parents and have been in the UK for 20 years. I can therefore offer therapy in English, French and Spanish.
I practice from Marylebone, Liverpool Street and London Bridge and I offer daytime and evening appointments.
I specialise in three main areas:
- Anxiety disorders (social anxiety, health anxiety, general anxiety and phobias)
- Bipolar disorder
- Anger management problems
- Body image problems
SEXUALITY AND RELATIONSHIPS
- Sexual dysfunctions (Erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, low libido, sexual pain disorders)
- Sexual addiction
- Relationship issues
- Alternative sexualities
- Gender diversity
- Sexual identity and coming out
- HIV/AIDS and disclosure
- Becoming effective
- Career and life changes
- Health and illness
- Ageing and bereavement
My fee: £120.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc (Merit) Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy -
(Goldsmiths University- 2012)
Postgraduate Diploma Psychosexual Therapy -
(Middlesex University with Whittington Hospital NHS Trust - 2001)
Advance Certificate in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy - 2002
Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling
(Regent's College - 1999)
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.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
SE1 London Bridge
W1 Harley Street/Maylebone
EC2 Liverpool Street
All locations: £120
Some concessionary rates available.
I am registered with most health insurances: AXA, CIGNA, AVIVA and Pruhealth. Please note that I no longer work with BUPA
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings after 6:30pm from Borough.
Tuesday, Wednesday mornings from Liverpool Street
I offer research-proven therapy with the aim of obtaining real results. I have successfully treated many clients with OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, sexual problems, addictions and body image problems.
My highly interactive active-directive approach integrates Albert Ellis's Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with elements of Steven Hayes's Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and sometimes also mindfulness. I often give behavioural experiments to try out different approaches to face up to your problems so that you obtain true and lasting results from your therapy work.
I am also happy to offer exploratory counselling and self-actualisation coaching.
I offer Skype counselling.