Robert Ferreira

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Qualified Integrative Counsellor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London E14 & SE8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Qualified Integrative Counsellor, offering face-to-face sessions in Deptford or Canary Wharf as well as sessions online.

I have experienced how life can be challenging, demanding and sometimes just hard, so we may feel the time is right to focus on ourselves and our mental health or maybe something from the past, present or uncertain future.

A little about me; I was born in London and decided to become a counsellor later in life, qualifying in 2018 after an initial study period of 4 years.

I previously worked as a counsellor in the NHS for an Inner London Borough via a leading mental health charity which has given me the experience of working with a diverse clientele, with varying presentations.

I do value my private work which allows me to work in a way where we are not time-limited. I work relationally and believe that our relationship is at the heart of the therapy, but also in a space where my clients can be autonomous on their path to where they want or need to go.

Qualities I bring into my work include compassion, curiosity, humour and warmth.

I practice in an Integrative manner which allows me to draw on knowledge and skills from various counselling approaches based on your individual circumstances in order to provide the most effective and personalised therapy for your needs.

I am able to provide support and guidance with common emotional, behavioural and psychological conditions including (but not limited to) low mood, feeling down, hopelessness, low self-esteem, panic and anxiety, worry, procrastination, rumination, catastrophising, imposter syndrome, and perfectionism.

I have also built up experience working with the LGBTQ+ community and neurodivergent clients.

Please feel free to e-mail me or call if you need to know more or set up your first session.

Evening sessions and weekends available.

Your first session:
New to counselling?
If you haven’t had counselling before, I would recommend that our first session acts as a no-obligation consultation session, charged at the standard rate, where we can explore whether counselling is right for you, what your expectations are and whether you feel we can work together. Please feel free to discuss if you just need to have a phone call to get to know me instead and raise any questions about how counselling works.

Had counselling before?
We can use the first session to establish how I can help you and whether you feel we can work together.
Please feel free to e-mail me or call if you need to know more or set up your first session.

How I work:
Counselling is your time to talk in a confidential, non-judgemental environment. Often people seek counselling for a specific reason such as a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety, to discuss something from the past or relationship or work issues (or indeed any combination of these).
Drawing on my core modalities of Person-Centred and Psychodynamic therapies, we can work together on understanding why these issues are presenting as well as exploring ways to overcome them or provide you with the tools to address what you may face.

I may also introduce other techniques, drawing on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) or Solution-focused therapy.

I am an eclectic practitioner and working Integratively allows me to not be limited to a particular theory or technique but use them in a combination unique to your presenting issue.

I feel that counselling works best with a collaborative relationship in a safe, open, compassionate environment. At times counselling may be challenging and is a commitment, and at other times very fulfilling, but ultimately, we will work together to provide you emotional support and guidance through these difficult times or specific mental health issues.

Please note that I believe that for counselling to work best, sessions initially need to be weekly until we can agree together on a different frequency.

I have experience working with a diverse group of clients from many cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds with a wide variety of issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor working towards BACP accreditation.(Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling)

After working for several charities and Primary care as a Counsellor, I decided to start up my Private Practice in late 2020.

My experience working in Primary care for a London Borough has given me the experience to work with many presenting issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, low mood, relationship issues amongst others. I have also worked with a varied client base from different racial and cultural backgrounds as well as a wide age range.

I am a BACP Registered Member MBACP and follow the BACP Ethical Framework which ensures secure and Ethical practice for their clients.

A requirement of BACP is to ensure we are regularly seeking CPD (continued professional development) opportunities so that we are kept up to date on any new developments and approaches as well as expanding our skills.

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£40.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Concessionary rates available for off-peak hours, students or those on low income.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytime, Evening sessions, and weekends available.

London, Greater London, E14

London, Greater London, SE8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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