Fatima Fernandes - Counsellor and Psychotherapist Central and West London


Training qualifications and experience

B.Sc. (Hons) Open University

Integrative Counselling Skills Diploma, London

Supervision Diploma - Cascade training Associates, Worthing

EMDR (Eye Emotive Desensitisation and Reprocessing) London

CBT training - London

EFT ( Emotive Freedom Techniques) Stages 1+2 London

Couple Counselling Diploma - Counselling Works

Areas of Specialism:

I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. I am a trained integrative therapist and a therapy group facilitator with many years of experience at helping individuals relate to each other through self-discovery move on with their lives.

My work often involves helping clients affected with post traumatic stress disorders . I use my training in EMDR if possible or needed when dealing with issues presented but find it particularly valuable when working with people who remain affected by past traumatic experiences. I am familiar at helping clients who present a variety of difficulties. This can involve depression, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, bereavement, loss, redundancy, relationships, identity, gender issues and others.

I have worked for over twenty years with individuals suffering from substance dependency problems helping them to recover and maintain abstinence. The focus here to aid people unravel many of the possible issues beyond their addiction which lead them to adapt destructive coping mechanisms to avoid reality and pain. Issues involved can be trauma, pain, abuse, loss, anxiety or fears associated when faced with life challenges. Exploring negative persistent patterns of behaviour reflect on personal responsibility willingness to change and options available is part of the work. I specialise in helping individuals recognise that we all have the ability to heal reach fulfilment in our lives. In my work I encourage openness and transparency when sharing aiming to build an environment of trust to aid self discovery and well being.

Personal Approach: Humanistic Integrative.

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