Do you feel like life is getting too difficult for you? Could you benefit from talking to someone about it?
We are all unique and so are you, you may feel stuck not knowing what to do next or may be struggling with sad feelings or depression. Sometimes, stress at work can make you feel on edge taking the joy in life away. This can leave you feeling very anxious and relationships can become difficult and toxic.
I see you as the unique individual that you are, and I want to offer you a space for yourself in which to consider life challenges in a non-judgemental and safe environment. A place for you where you can talk frankly and confidently without fear with someone that is truly listening and will be there supporting you through the process.
I strongly believe that a close and honest relationship with your counsellor or therapist is essential for your therapy to have a positive impact. Therapy is often mistakenly thought as a long-term process that last for many years, but this is not always the case and this needs to be considered individually.
I was born in Madrid, Spain and moved to the UK in 2003, since then, London is home for me. I have worked in the business sector for many years before embarking on a career in Counselling, and I have engaged in doing considerable charity work.
When I am not working, I enjoy running and I have run a few professional races, skating, reading, socialising with dear friends and making new friendships, and travel whenever possible to discover new cultures and be mesmerised by nature.
I have experience working with a range of issues, such as: anxiety, panic attacks, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, anger and mood swings, lack of confidence, toxic relationships, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, low self-esteem, dissociative and borderline personality disorders, loss, and addiction. I have also experience working with issues related to the LGBTQ community.
Training & Qualifications
I hold a Post Graduate Advance Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from CPPD Counselling School which is a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) member organisation. I am also a registered member of the BACP.
What does it mean to be a member of the BACP?
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I abide to their code of ethics and I am committed to ongoing professional development, and I am in regular supervision with a BACP Supervisor. This professional commitment ensures my practice meets the standard for an ethical, independent and competent practitioner that is committed to professional standards of both behaviour and practice.
What have I been helping with So far?
I have helped clients making positive changes to their lives. I have also worked in the voluntary sector since 2013 helping clients with depressive feelings, negative thinking and suicidal thoughts or ideation, poor mental health, isolation, sexuality and gender issues, health anxiety, discrimination, homophobia, Chemsex and addiction.
As part of my training, some of the courses I completed were:
- Post Graduate Advance Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
- Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
- Certificate in Person Centre and Counselling Skills
- Mental Health First Aid Course – by Charity MIND
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Psychiatry, Psychopathology, Psychodynamics
- The Neuroscience of Attachment
- Working with Children and Young Adults
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Psychologists Protection Society
Other knowledge and experience
I also hold a BA (Hons) in Events Management awarded by the London Metropolitan University among other Tourism and Marketing qualifications. I have worked for many years in fast paced, highly stressful and target driven corporate environments and I have a rich understanding of career and workplace problems such as: discrimination, bullying, stagnation, high levels of stress, depression and work-related anxiety.
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