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About me

Have you been struggling with depression and anxiety? Do you feel your life has become stuck in repeating behaviours which are affecting your life? Have you been suffering from a recent loss? Perhaps you would like to explore your thoughts and feelings in a warm and secure environment.

I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist running a private practice in the heart of Islington and online, offering short-term and open-ended therapy (ongoing). I work using a psychodynamic approach, which means we will explore links between your past and present bringing a deeper understanding to some of your difficulties not just the symptoms.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy can help you to make lasting changes to your relationships and emotional well-being. It brings awareness and understanding to the issues you are struggling with, to understand why you feel the way you do, or why relationships have taken a particular form. With a better self-awareness comes healthier ways of being and relating. It can also help with sudden challenges in life such as loss and bereavement

I can provide a warm and compassionate approach to explore the issues you are finding challenging. Some of my areas of expertise are the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Loneliness
  • Work-related issues
  • Low-self esteem
  • Loss
  • Bereavement

You can contact me to arrange an initial consultation

sofia@birchpsychotherapy.com

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Psychology
  • MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Trained as a psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist at Birkbeck, University of London
  • Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
  • Experience working in the charitable sector, NHS, and private practice

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Additional information

  • Free initial phone consultation
  • Contact me for more information regarding fees

Availability

Apart from face to face therapy, I can offer you online sessions.

32-33 Upper Street
London
N1 0PN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Languages offered

Spanish

Sofia Villalobos  (BA) (MSc) (MBACP)

Sofia Villalobos (BA) (MSc) (MBACP)