Patricia Almohalla Alvarez registered Counselling Psychologist/EMDR (HCPC)
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 have trained in EMDR therapy (Part 1 and Part 2), 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.
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
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
60 pounds individual session of 50 min in N4 and 70 pounds individual session of 50 min in E1.
70 pounds couple session of 50 min in N4 and 80 pounds couple session of 50 min in E1.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|