Patricia Almohalla Alvarez registered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC)
Islington Carers Hub
225-229 Seven Sisters Road
I am a registered Counselling Psychologist. The nature of my practice is mainly humanistic although I implement other techniques as well.
Throughout the therapeutic process I apply Gestalt Therapy methodology which enable us to focus on our immediate thoughts, feelings and behaviour and to better understand the way we relate to others. And the techniques that I implement: repair scenes and visualizations, relaxation techniques, narrative techniques, projective techniques (paintings), empty chair, dream work, the Enneagram of personality, etc.
Since I am a psychologist as well I also utilise cognitive behavioural techniques (CBT) especially to treat anxiety and depression. Furthermore I have completed a Mindfulness Course based on Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and subsequently I also implement Mindfulness techniques with my clients. Moreover I have recently completed Part 1 of EMDR training and I have experience in working with trauma.
I am very compassionate person, supportive and warm who will help you to deal with the difficulties of life.
As I am originally from Spain I offer counselling in Spanish and English. Skype and face to face.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Degree in Psychology, specialising in health psychology and intervention in mental and behavioural disorders
I have post graduate training in a humanistic approach as a Gestalt Therapist. The training involved 710 hours of theory and practice and one year supervision.
I have great experience in private practice and charity sector working with adults and couples, especially with depression and anxiety problems. I am currently working for NHS IAPT services in Waterloo Community Counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
55 pounds individual session of 60 min
80 pounds couple session of 1hour 20 min
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|