Fatima Fernandes Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Central and North London

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How I work - Counselling in North London

When you engage in counselling with me you can expect:

Gain self-awareness about your behaviours thoughts feelings and actions. Gain insights on how you are and react in your daily life. Discover the opportunity to make better safer choices for yourself.

Find different perspectives on relationships and experiences you are struggling with. See the opportunity to open up about your fears in the counselling space discovering choices available to you.

Increase intimacy and connections with yourself and others. Have the opportunity to have better more fulfilling relationships with people in your life.

Gain more understanding of difficult emotions affecting you including anger. Having the opportunity to be listen to feel accepted without fear of judgement more accepting of yourself allowing feelings to surface without reacting acting out.

Build self-acceptance and self-recognition. Accepted with your strengths and struggles you can be more accepting of yourself recognising the the contributions you make to the well-being of others.

I see people short term or on a open-ended basis favouring counselling with shorter goal setting work adapting a psychodynamic approach when dealing with more entrenched deeper issues. Both in my Individual work or couples counselling I provide a safe confidential quite space to work from.

In my work clients remain in control speaking at their own pace touching past difficulties if appropriate or possible. I am experienced at working with issues such as, anxiety, depression, relationships, post-traumatic stress disorders, Self esteem, gender, cultural related difficulties, trauma, bereavement, loss, panic attacks, addictions, health, work related problems and other issues.

What To Expect

In the initial stage the need is to build on the trust shown by the client who presents for therapy for the first time. Feeling anxious doubtful or fearful then is natural making it important to be aware of such feelings. A space where you feel safe and heard is important to me. In my interactions I remain committed to create a therapeutic environment that promotes recovery well being and positive outcomes.

Some of the conditions that counselling can help with are: Post traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, anger, bereavement, loss, relationships, self-esteem, work related difficulties, physical and sexual issues, health problems and others including cultural dynamics at times present in people's life experiences.

What are the Benefits

Some of the benefits expected is the recognition that life can be difficult but manageable. Gain strength to deal with the here and now not remain burdened or overwhelmed when faced with life's problems. To value life experiences build from them reflecting on opportunities present. To let go of self blame develop a stronger sense of self worth and empowerment. Other benefits expected from this work is learning to accept your own capacity to change. Discover how when dealing with the past gives us the opportunity to move on with our lives reach personal goals fulfilment.

Frequently asked questions


Individual therapeutic sessions £70 per session ( 50 minutes )
Couples work Sessions £110 per session ( 50 minutes )
Supervision sessions £70 per session ( 60 minutes )

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.

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