Do you have issues with your sexuality or gender identity? Are you stressed or feeling overwhelmed ? Do you need help to come out? Do you feel isolated, uncertainty, trapped in your own head?
I am an experienced humanistic counsellor with 20 years of experience an a broad range of life, communications and linguistic skills, upon which I draw to help clients address their life challenges. Originally from Spain, but resident in London for many years.
My main areas of clinical focus are; LGBTQ+, Abuse, HIV, Addictions, Loss, Trauma, low self-esteem, Cancer, relationships, Trauma.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB), am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.
I have collaborated with a wide range of organisations and have undertaken training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in several specialist areas. Some of them are:
- PACE, a charity promoting mental health and wellbeing on the LGBTQ+ community: one to one counselling
- London Friend, LGBTQ+ counselling service: trained in group therapy.
- Terence Higgins Trust: trained in counselling and treatment of HIV+refugees (The refugee Mentoring Project)
- MOSAC: trained to support the non-abusing parents and careers of children who have been sexually abused
Drugs and Alcohol training
- RAPT (addicts in prison)
- City and Hackney Alcohol services
- Westminster Support Project
- The living room (12 step therapy, Stevenage)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.