Fatima Fernandes - Counsellor and Psychotherapist Central and West London

Counsellor in West Hampstead and Blackfriars

Insight Counselling and Supervision in West and Central London

Couples counselling and Individual counselling can help you find calm and relief from life's difficulties

Is life becoming more problematic?

Is anxiety, depression or relationship issues holding you back?

Is addiction or alcohol misuse affecting your life?

Struggling to manage or understand your feelings?

Feeling hurt and lost when a relationship ends?

What can I expect from insight counselling and psychotherapy?

At the first session we will identify your aims and goals reflecting how we can work together to achieve the best of the sessions. We will consider issues causing you distress, listen to your feelings around the difficulties you are being faced with. You will be encouraged to reflect on thought processes, feelings, reactions and behaviours involved to gain insight of yourself, your life. This will give you the opportunity to reflect on how you view yourself and others around you. Through this process you will be able to reflect on issues present from another perspective to find a way forward. Here you will face challenges guided with care and compassion reflecting on options open to you.

Insight counselling involves a process that gives you the opportunity to gain deeper insight when problems occur, at what stages in your life. Times when issues involved can relate to, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, addiction problems or bereavement. You will consider dynamics affecting your relationships the choices you have to manage changes in your life. By making connections between the difficulties you are faced with , your perceived ideas and reactions involved, you will build up resources towards self determination. Gain confidence to make your own decisions, reflect how you relate to others, consider choices you have to manage your life. This will give you the opportunity to reflect on how you perceive yourself and others around you. Building up on how you relate to self and others will help you to manage changes involved towards self-acceptance and fulfilment.

I am an integrative humanist therapist and supervisor working with individuals, groups and couples.
Insight counselling involves self discovery and empowerment to be your true self. My humanistic roots are based on the person centred approach which leads me to believe in our own capacity to heal when facing personal difficulties. In my practice I provide a confidential safe environment to reflect explore and promote well-being. I engage with people in either short or long term work depending on needs presented.

I have worked as a counsellor and group facilitator for many years helping clients struggling with depression, anxiety, bereavement, addiction, traumatic experiences, self acceptance, gender related difficulties and many other issues.

At times when finding ourselves sad depressed anxious angry not knowing were to turn questioning our purpose in life can feel overwhelming. Life often brings challenges that leave us feeling anxious out of control unable to make decisions confused questioning our own ability to find a way forward. Again when getting out of bed is a struggle or difficulty in sleeping becomes a problem.

Often difficulties that people encounter are relational arising out of their interactions with others. These can be rooted in early life experiences when significant relationships did not provide support needed or more recent relationships within our personal and professional life. How we react and perceive ourselves when engaging with others is determined by our lived experiences at the various stages in our lives.

Our capacity to be authentic is often related to a meaningful and fulfilling life. Working through our own pain around self discovery enables us to connect deeply with ourselves . This gives us the opportunity to discover a sense of who we are as people, our capabilities to achieve the personal fulfilment we yearn for.

I offer counselling psychotherapy and supervision in 2 locations :

West Hampstead Counselling near Kilburn

Counselling in Blackfriars, St Pauls, Mansion House, London- Central

Counselling or Psychotherapy?

The focus of the work determines the route.

Counselling - When at times difficulties in a relationship can leave us questioning reasons to be there. This is particularly useful with goal setting work when persistent difficulties or patterns of behaviour are involved.

Psychotherapy - Used when our view of the world and underlying assumptions shaped by our life experiences lead us to repeat negative patterns of behaviour. Such as, why do I tend to attract a particular person type in my relationships? Feeling second best again?

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West London
My practice here is very close to Kilburn and West Hampstead Stations. Click Here for a map.

Central London
My City practice is located in the Albert Buildings in Queen Victoria Street, very close to Mansion House tube station and Cannon Street mainline station, and about half a mile from Blackfriars Bridge. Click Here for a map.

Other Languages provided: Portuguese

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