Nubia Cabrera Ortega - PDip, Psych, MBACP Accredited
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, West London.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified integrative counsellor, holding a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling, a Person Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression Course. Currently taking an advanced Couples Therapy Diploma and
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 qualified in 2009 I have worked seven and a half years with the NHS doing short term focused counselling as well as doing doing medium to long term counselling in private practice.
Before studying counselling I 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.
I have just completed the Person- Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression Course with the Metanoia Institute and I am taking and Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy in London with NAOS. Furthermore I also undertaking a couples therapy training with the Couples Institute in USA.
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.
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).
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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 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
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 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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