Nubia Cabrera Ortega - PDip, Psych, MBACP
Counselling offers an opportunity for you to talk through the difficulties that might be causing you emotional and psychological distress and that you might find difficult to manage on your own. Working through these issues in therapy may be daunting and with the help of an experienced counsellor can help you to explore your difficulties.
My approach to counselling is integrative with a transpersonal perspective. As a psychosynthesis counsellor I bring a practical working method that integrates a collection of techniques and exercises designed to help my clients move towards what they want in their lives.
Psychosynthesis also supports people to realise their creative potential, increase their ability to function harmoniously in the modern world and improve the quality of all their relationships.
I am friendly, warm and approachable and able to listen without judgement. I offer a safe and confidential space for my clients to bring their concerns.
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor with many years working in the NHS and private practice. I work in short term and long term with teenagers individuals and couples.
My private practice is in White City, West London.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified integrative counsellor, holding a postgraduate diploma in psychosynthesis counselling. I have experience working with people from very diverse backgrounds and issues that include: anxiety, depression, relationships issues, bereavement and loss, postnatal depression, problems at work etc.
I have worked for eight years, seven with the NHS and private practice doing short term focus counselling.
I have also trained with Psychology of Vision for 12 years. This is a transpersonal innovative approach which is profoundly effective and creative with cutting edge psychological tools. This model is based in relationships leadership and non-denominational spirituality.
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I adhere to their Code of Ethics and Conduct and I regularly attend courses to update my Continual Professional Development. I attend regular clinical supervision.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
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- Individual sessions are £50 for 60 minutes
- Couples sessions are £70 for 75 minutes
I offer an initial 30 minutes free face to face consultation to help us decide if we can work together.
- 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday - £50
- 5pm-8pm Monday - £55
I am able to offer concessionary places on enquiry when available, depending on the circumstances and for those less able to pay full fees.
Psychosynthesis has been described as a psychology of hope and is a spiritual and holistic approach to psychology developed from Psychoanalysis by Roberto Assagioli an Italian Psychiatrist who was contemporary with Freud and Jung. He created a positive vision of the human nature and at the centre of psychosynthesis is the emphasis on the transpersonal aspect.
Assagioli identified seven core principles: disidentification, the personal self, the will, the ideal model, synthesis, the superconscious and the transpersonal self.
Psychosynthesis practice is based on the concept that every person only uses a small part of their potential, that we are all able to lead fulfilling lives and that behind every problem there is a gift or quality that will lead to growth and transformation and that no matter what might come our way we always have a choice as to how we respond.
Initially when working with clients, for their assessment I endeavour to demonstrate unconditional positive regard, empathy and acceptance, through offering these principles to help to-build a therapeutic alliance that enables a client to feel safe, heard and valued enough to discuss any issues they may want to bring to a session. To achieve this I follow the BACP Ethical Framework. My counselling work is based on psychosynthesis theory and practice. My way of working has evolved since I started in terms of the methods and techniques that I use. I aim to be fully responsive to the needs of the particular client and the particular situation and I always give them choice.
A psychosynthesis session has the a lot of external characteristics of other forms of therapy and counselling. Therapist and client seat facing each other, the room is quiet and the furnishings are simple. Before the session I have a few minutes silence for my myself as it helps me disidentify from my thoughts to focus and be present while working with clients. Depending on the client I check with them how they would like to start the session and if they say they want to have a a few minutes silence, then we do that, close their eyes and to focus on their breathing as a way to relax before starting. It might also help them to become aware of what they want to bring to the session.
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9am-3pm. Monday 9am-8pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|