Nubia Cabrera Ortega - Adults, Relationship and Couples Counsellor
Hi, I am Nubia and I am a qualified and experienced individual and couples counsellor with many years working in the NHS and in private practice. I work short term and long term with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low-self esteem, abusive relationships, and many other mental and emotional health challenges.
Working together I can support you in realising your creative potential, increase your ability to function harmoniously in the modern world, and improve the quality of all of your relationships. By being present and working with you as a whole person, I give my clients space and capacity to find change and growth.
I am committed to making a difference and I pride myself on being friendly, warm, and approachable and able to listen without judgment. I offer a safe and confidential space for you to bring your concerns.
Some evening appointments are available upon request, please get in touch to discuss times. In order to keep my clients safe, I am offering all sessions online via video call or by telephone if preferred. This way of working has proved to be both effective and convenient for my clients, both individuals and couples counselling.
What do my clients say?
"Nubia is highly intuitive, I could tell from our very first session that I was in safe hands and that she was the right therapist for me. Some might call it faith! I found it very natural opening up to her about myself and my situation. She's patient, knowledgeable, and professional. I would highly recommend Nubia to anyone in need of self-discovery and help realising their full potential. Thank you for the wonderful work you do and for embarking on this journey that is therapy in helping me when I needed it the most. Love and light, S"
Getting in touch...
If you're interested to know more about how a counselling session may work for you, please get in touch for a FREE introductory session (20 -30 min) to see if we're a good match to work together. Please call or text me on 07903 319260 or click here to send me an email.
I look forward to speaking with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
In 2009, I qualified as an Integrative Counsellor holding a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling.
I have done further training in Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression, and Systemic Family Therapy, and am currently pursuing an Advanced Couples Therapy Diploma.
Prior to studying counselling, I trained with Psychology of Vision and the work of Dr Chuck Spezzano for 12 years. This is an innovative transpersonal approach which is profoundly effective and creative using cutting edge psychological tools. This model is based on 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 regularly attend Professional Development courses to refine and develop my skills. I attend ongoing clinical supervision.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Individual sessions are £60 for 55 minutes
- Couples sessions are £100 for 90 minutes
I offer an initial 30 minutes of FREE telephone consultation to help us decide if we can work together.
I am able to offer concessionary places on enquiry when available, depending on the circumstances and for those less able to pay full fees.
Concessions offered for
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 you move towards what you want in your life.
What is Psychosynthesis?
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 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 endeavor 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 a lot of external characteristics of other forms of therapy and counselling. The therapist and client seat facing each other, the room is quiet and the furnishings are simple. Before the session, I have a few minutes of silence for 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 few minute's silence, then we do that, close their eyes, and 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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