Hello! My name is Carmen and I am working as a private practitioner.
I can share with you highly effective techniques for reducing your stress caused by past or future events, overwhelming feelings or negative / raising thoughts.
I am still working at the moment offering online and telephone sessions which can be resumed to face to face, if you wish to do so.
I feel so privileged to be able to support all my clients through this difficult time by moving my working office online / telephone. For many is more convenient than face to face sessions because there is no parking, travelling, being late......
You can have counselling sessions live streamed in your own house (or your own car). It is proved that online and telephone sessions as efficient as face to face because are based on honesty, building a relationship, empathy and 100% emotional support. Some people find it easier to talk over the phone, some wants to see each other. All the sessions are conducted in my private office in the same way like face to face.
If you are having a difficult time at the moment with what it is going on in the world or with your previous difficulties and you could do with some extra support, drop me a message to see how I can help.
It never ceases to amaze me, the strength and courage my clients have in taking that first step into counselling. I really believe that if you decide to do something about your negative thoughts and feelings, and sometimes situations you have lots of chances to change your life in better.
How counselling works: While providing a safe and supportive environment that honours your life experiences, difficulties and future plans, I am determined to facilitate awareness, power and will to develop your understanding of yourself and help you cultivate self-love, healthy relationships and ultimately to build a happier life.
First session: In the first session you will meet me in my private practice (via online or telephone) for the first time. Sessions last for 50 minutes, and take place in a quiet room with just two of you present. A number of things will be covered such as confidentiality, data protection and session timings.
I will ask you questions that will help me to understand your surface problem(s) before we can explore any deeper issues.
Some questions asked may include:
- Why you want a specific therapy
– Why you sought therapy
– Your personal history and current situation
– Your family history
You may find these weekly sessions fly past once you start to open up. The type of counselling I offer is one where the relationship between you and me is central to the counselling sessions and where a greater understanding of your concerns can be achieved.
Online counselling / Telephone counselling: For some conditions, online / telephone therapy can be just as effective as in-person treatment.Why is it useful? Well, if you live miles away from any counsellors, struggle going outside, or like the idea of getting help in your own home, then it’s a flexible alternative. Some people find it’s a good first step towards face-to-face counselling too.
I can offer Person Centered Therapy, Integrative Therapies, Systemic Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).
I am an experienced therapist working in private practice, with a wide range of clients, issues, situations and circumstances. I worked before in schools, drug and alcohol rehab and occupational health (EAP and assessments). I consider myself being an expert on Relationship / Couple Therapy, Trauma Therapy and CBT.