My name is Pablo. I am NZ born, have lived in London for over 25 years and been practising as a Psychotherapist/Counsellor since 1999.
Over the years I've learnt that different ways of working are needed for each client I see. Anxiety and depression are the top two presenting issues I see across my work. Sometimes the response is to develop strategies to manage these differently, and at other times anxiety, stress and low mood are a symptom of a deeper or more pressing issue that needs our attention. I work with many different issues - relationship and communication difficulties, feeling of low self worth and esteem that undermine our attitude to life and ourselves.
Whatever difficulties you are experiencing, arranging an initial appointment for therapy can help you work out (with my help) if therapy is the right response to your difficulties. Many clients come with reticence about whether therapy works, have had negative therapy experiences in the past or are confused and unsure as to what will help. In the first appointment (which is not a commitment to ongoing therapy), I will say how I think I can and can't help you with your difficulties.
Sometimes developing self awareness (the aim of therapy) is enough - and sometimes we need to action what we learn about ourselves. I can help you to do both. The first step you take to act on your own behalf is a step towards positive change.
I am approachable and transparent about how I work and how I think I can help you. My practice is LGBT and disability affirmative.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PG. Dip. Humanistic Counselling
- PG. Dip Gestalt Psychotherapy
- PG. Dip Integrative Supervision
I have extensive experience assisting clients to work through a range of life issues, including relationship and interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, depression, self harm, hopelessness & suicidal ideation, bereavement; internal conflicts such as low self confidence, self esteem and feelings of self worth and sexual identity.
I have specific background specialising in working with young people, visual impairment, substance use and non British clients for a number of charitable organisations while also in the role of clinical/counselling manager.
I also have substantial experience working with trainee counsellors in organisational settings (especially those in training) therapists in private practice as well as non-counselling professionals in helping/supporting roles with clients.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Disability, including visual impairment
My standard therapy fee is £60 for a 50 minute session. I also offer a sliding scale from £45 which can be discussed during the referral conversation or at the initial appointment.
My supervision fee for organisations is £55.00 and £50.00 for individuals.
I primarily offer evening appointments from Tuesday through Thursday, with some daytime appointments also possible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Tuesday-Thursday evenings and some daytime appointments
Types of client
Supervision & training
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