Psychotherapist and Counsellor, UKCP and BABCP accredited
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I offer sessions online or on the phone. This is a particularly challenging time for those suffering with anxiety, loss and stress.
Taking the first step, sometimes, can feel like a huge mountain to climb. I can understand that.
I know that having a private and confidential space, free of judgement can help you achieve those first steps. Together, we can explore what the challenges are and how they impact your life and your relationships, be they personal, professional or romantic relationships.
I am available on weekday evenings and practice in Ealing - my practice is located within walking distance of public transport. There is also free parking nearby after 6pm. Currently I do not offer face-to-face sessions.
I offer short-term and open-ended therapy as I understand that for some people an initial phase of therapy may be enough.
For those clients who want to explore their lives in further depth, relational therapy can promote insight and enable changes, to achieve more awareness of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, enabling autonomy and empowerment to promote the changes you desire in your life.
For those clients who may want to understand how their current difficulties were developed and are maintained, as well as learning ways to manage those difficulties so their lives are less impacted by them, I offer the option of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as a therapeutic approach.
What to expect in our first session?
The first session is an opportunity to meet up and start exploring the reasons that brought you to therapy.
In this session we can also discuss how I work and what your expectations and concerns are about being in therapy.
I believe and respect that each client is unique. We can work to establish how therapy can help you and agree an appropriate schedule of appointments.
How does therapy work?
Counselling and psychotherapy can help if you are feeling depressed or bereft, suffering from trauma, anxiety or stress, going through emotional or relational difficulties or maybe just looking at ways to move forward and live life to the full.
Talking about personal difficulties can be painful - I respect that and am guided by your pace.
I work with two different approaches: Relational Transactional Analysis which builds a therapeutic relationship between client and therapist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which aims to understand the origins, maintenance and impact of the current difficulty and ways to reduce such impact to manageable levels.
I offer support in understanding yourself and your behaviour in relation to others.
Confidentiality, mutual respect and freedom from judgement are some of the values I believe to be important to therapy - I take these responsibilities seriously in my practice.
I abide by the UKCP and BABCP Codes of Ethics and I am DBS checked.
I can offer therapy in English and Portuguese.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy - Metanoia Institute
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Intervention (CBT) - University of Surrey
- Postgraduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Metanoia Institute
- BSc Psychology - University of London
Professional bodies of which I am registered member:
- UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)
- BABCP (British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies)
- EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysts)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Individuals Initial session - £30 (50-minute session)
Individuals Subsequent weekly sessions - £60 (50-minute session)
Couples session - £100 (90-minute session)
I work with various Insurance companies such as AXA PPP, Aviva, Vitality, Nuffield Health and Aetna Global Benefits.
If you expect your treatment to be covered by your policy, please contact your insurer to request their authorisation for your treatment before we schedule an initial session.
When I work
Currently available on weekday evenings only.