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Gestalt Psychotherapist, Humanistic Integrative Counsellor

About me

About me and my therapy practice

Hi, I have 15 years of experience as a psychotherapist. Online based (a few face to face spaces). I accompany young adults and individuals with low self esteem, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and others. I work with minority groups and diversity oriented individuals, BAME, lGBTQ, and more.

I provide an accepting and safe space for them to explore emotions, thoughts and behaviours, recognising and valuing individuals' uniqueness. Are you feeling sad ? have you experienced social anxiety ? generalised anxiety-disorder , seasonal affective disorder (sad), stress and trauma can be treated.

Integrative Humanistic Counsellor (British accredited). 

Humanistic Music-therapy.

Bio-energetic therapy.

 Gestalt Psychotherapist

My first session

Before the first session, I can offer you a free 20 minutes telephone consultation.

During the first session, we would explore more in depth  your reasons to seek counselling. We will set your goals for therapy, recognizing your personal resources, possible obstacles and ideal outcomes. This can help us to keep focused on what is important for you.

Practice description

I can offer a gentle and warm approach to allow you to feel secure, accepted and valued for who you are, to express yourself and find your own pace in your life.

As we work together, I can help you to set your personal goals and explore ways of achieving them.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Experience

I have supported drug users in Mexico and U.K. for 7 years,  I did workshops for the Mexican Government related to family violence and gender violence.

Depression, anxiety, anger issues, domestic violence, identity and diversity are some of the most constant themes I work with.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Master degree in Gestalt Psychotherapy. Integro. Leon, Mexico.
  • Specialty in Music therapy. Mexican Institute of Humanistic Musictherapy. Mexico.
  • Specialty in Bioenergetic and Psycho-Corporeal Therapy. INCORPORE. D.F. Mexico.
  • Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling. Wealden College. England.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Online therapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health

Additional information

£50 per session (50 minutes)

Online or face to face.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

We can discuss together when is a good time and day for you.

Further information

I am a follower of the ancient traditions of my country (Mexico).

I like traveling and learning about other cultures.

Hiking in nature is part of my weekly activities.

Totnes, Devon, TQ9

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Groups

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

Spanish

Online platforms

Zoom

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