Patricia Almohalla Alvarez registered Counselling Psychologist /EMDR therapist.
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) included third wave (ACT and Compassion Focused Therapy, CFT). 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 am an EMDR therapist, consequently I possess experience in working with trauma.
I am a 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, adolescents and couples. I have worked for NHS IAPT services in Waterloo Community Counseling and East London NHS Foundation Trust.
Registered / Accredited
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Areas of counselling I deal with
70 pounds individual session of 50 min in N4 and 80 pounds individual session of 50 min in E1.
80 pounds couple session of 50 min in N4 and 90 pounds couple session of 50 min in E1.