Fatima Fernandes - Counsellor and Psychotherapist Central and West London

Frequently Asked Questions


Individual therapeutic sessions £70 per session ( 50 minutes )
Couples work Sessions £80 per session ( 50 minutes )
Supervision sessions £70 per session ( 60 minutes )

Limited sliding scale available

Sessions are held weekly at a regular basis. Please contact me to arrange an initial meeting were we can discuss the possibility of working together and the aims of the work.

Further information

At times life can be problematic facing challenges that leave us unsettled often questioning the meaning or purpose of our lives. When struggling with feelings such as, depression, anxiety, fear or sadness. Experiences often related to the break up of a relationship, a mid-life crisis, early childhood trauma, or difficulties associated with more recent events. Considering relieving such episodes can feel frightening doubting the usefulness of touching painful issues. The opportunity to deal with such difficulties is possible when done within the boundaries of a safe therapeutic environment. Here self discovery based on trust facilitates personal growth and fulfilment.

Identity Race and Sexuality

Encountering problems when trying to relate to your self- identity defining your place within your family or the wider society can often be an issue. Difficulties related to racial sexual identity or family dynamics may be present. You may have concerns involving how other people may perceive you struggle with finding a sense of self expression that reflects the true person you are.

Addictions and Compulsive Behaviour

Do you have problems with compulsive addictive behaviour and need a place to explore issues involved? The therapeutic work provided in counselling is something that will give you support to recover from drugs and alcohol dependency.

Compassionate Counselling

If any of the above is something you are experiencing you will benefit from a safe and confidential space to share such difficulties. Have the freedom to speak of the emotional load perhaps never spoken of before. I offer confidential compassionate and non-judgemental counselling for you to start to explore many of issues affecting you. To make sense of your own experiences gain clarity around feelings or perceived difficulties. I work with people short term if dealing with recent or specific issues. Long term (open ended) when working with someone who needs deeper therapeutic work due to more entrenched issues.

An Integrative Approach

My approach is integrative drawing from a variety on theoretical approaches this allows me to adapt my work according to client needs. I work interactively valuing experiences compassionately offering a balance between support and challenges to aid self-exploration and a deepening of self-knowledge.

Relational Content

Much of the difficulties that people encounter in life are relational which arise out of contact with other people. Such difficulties can relate to early childhood experiences, if you were not given adequate care and support at such significant stage. Again if we are not able to get the support needed in current relationships, in either our personal or professional life we can continue to be influenced by old patterns of relating to others. Working with the relationship between myself and the clients enables me to explore the quality of that relationship that exists between myself and others. In this way I can offer a combination of support and challenge that will facilitate a more authentic way of being in relation to others.

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