My name is Miguel Echeverria. I am a BACP registered British/Spanish psychotherapeutic counsellor. I was born in Spain, in the Basque Country, and due to my father’s work we moved quite a bit, ending up living in the USA for a few years. In 2001 I moved to the UK, and for a year now I have been living between Spain and London. My migration journey has given me an acute sense of what it means to belong: to a place, a group or a family. During much of my 20s and 30s I battled through depression and addictions until I started my own search of healing and wholeness through different ways like meditation retreats, plant medicine, vision quests and other esoteric and not so esoteric practices. They all provided something valuable, but it was not until I started my own therapy that I really started to understand myself and my situation. Years later, I decided to embark on the path to do the same for others. I studied at Re-vision, achieving the Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling.
I have an integrative approach that takes inspiration from the depth and archetypal psychology (Jung, Hillman) with a psychodynamic foundation. This simply means that, on one hand, we will explore your childhood and the experiences that have shaped you, and on the other, the potentiality of what needs to grow and come out of these experiences. We can look at your problems as gateways into your soul, or in other words, the authentic you.
My approach will vary depending on who I am working with and what is happening in their lives. I like to use imagination, creativity, myth, stories and dreams during sessions, as a way of helping move through the rational mind into deeper layers of meaning. But beyond all approaches and techniques I offer an attuned, empathic and holding presence, that will listen attentively not only to what you say, but also to what is not expressed.
I like to give place and voice to those parts of you who are unwelcome in your day to day life. Many times these shadowy bits of ourselves are hard to see on our own, so the work with another non-judgemental perspective can help bring to light the unowned part of ourselves. It is through recognizing and learning to accept these parts that transformation can happen. And many times this will not be a straightforward path. It is a process that needs time and trust, two elements that I hope that we can bring together in our sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied in Re-vision, achieving the Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling.
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.
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£55.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£55 per 50 minutes. Concessions available
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