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, Anxiety, Depression, Panic attacks, HIV, Addictions, Family Issues, Loss, Trauma, low self-esteem, Cancer, relationships issues.
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)
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Cost per individual 50 minutes session is £65
Cost per couples 75 minutes session is £90
I offer a free initial session of 20 minutes online or phone.