About Me - Counsellor West Hampstead
My name is Fatima Fernandes. I have been working in Central and West London as an integrative therapist for many years. After my initial training I gained experience working in both the private and public sector specialising in areas around addictions and severe trauma. As well as running my own private practice for over ten years helping both individual clients and couples through self-discovery find ways to move on with their lives I also work with one organisation supporting women who have suffered severe traumatic experiences . My work with trauma involves helping clients build up trust gain confidence to explore past painful experiences that over time lead to low self-esteem issues reinforcing negative self perceptions undermining their well being. Until recently I worked for many years with an organisation helping people with addiction and substance misuse problems. The focus of the work to regain control of their lives by exploring issues beyond their problematic behaviour consider changes and maintain abstinence.
At times in our lives we all struggle to find ways to make sense of our world but fear and self-doubt can at times block our capacity to develop as people and reach our goals. I firmly believe we all have the capacity to heal ourselves achieve our goals reach fulfilment if given the right help. My firm belief in the strength of the human character guides my work with clients. I developed this fundamental core belief out of my own life experiences as well as from the many people I have worked with and helped over the years. My work with both individuals and couples has lead me to cover a wide range of issues such as emotional, physical and sexual problems. Again over time I have gained wide experience at working with cross culture and gender issues valuing individual differences.
I am also trained as a group facilitator with over twenty years of experience helping individuals relate to each other through exploration and self-discovery.
My approach can help with traumatic experiences, problematic relationships, depression, relieve anxiety, self-esteem, gender and cultural issues with regular attendance and work evaluations.