I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist who works one to one with adults and young people. Starting to talk about your life with someone can be challenging; my aim is to provide a safe and supportive place for you to explore what is troubling you, so that we can work together to inspire change and improve mental and physical well-being.
In addition to working in private practice, I work as a student counsellor at both The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Central School of Speech and Drama. I have experience working with a wide range of emotional and behavioural issues; including stress, anxiety, depression, family relationship issues, eating disorders, self-harm, addictions, trauma and bereavements.
I am a trained, qualified and an experienced psychotherapist working in the public sector and for charitable organisations. I have experience of working with people from a very diverse background with a wide range of age including the elderly as well as with children and young persons. I value and understand diversity as my clients come from all walks of life or cultural backgrounds. I have also worked with couples. Thus I have worked with a range of issues: eating disorders, psychosomatic conditions, depression, anxiety, and dissatisfaction in work or inability to form satisfactory relationships as well as gender issues.
I work from a psychodynamic model which means helping you to understand and resolve difficulties by increasing awareness of your inner world and exploring how this influence relationships both past and present.
I can speak Spanish and Portuguese.
I am a BACP registered therapist, my aim as a therapist is to offer a warm, deeply understanding and welcoming place where my clients can explore their own experiences and make sense of themselves in the way that feels right to them. I believe that in offering a supportive and non-judgmental environment allows people to feel free to move in whatever directions they wish, feel accepted for who they are, gain a greater understanding of their internal processes, and live happier and more fulfilling lives.
The counselling relationship I create with my clients is based on trust, confidentiality and acceptance. I strongly welcome creativity and expressivity during the therapy sessions as at times some of our feelings are not easily accessible, or simply we are not aware of them.
What brought me to become a counsellor is my deep trust in human nature, a sense of trust towards our strength to adapt, survive and reach the best we can. I firmly believe in the potential that each one of us holds within himself, with a purpose as a therapist to support people in finding it and live a truly satisfying life accordingly to their real selves.
I hold a Bachelor in Person-Centred counselling, a specialist training in bereavement loss and trauma and a I am currently working at post-graduate diploma level in Adolescent and School counselling.
I have experience in working with difficulties such as: bereavement, trauma, loss, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, addictions, eating disorders, illnesses and end of life, divorce, post natal depression, abortion, identity issues, sexual and cultural identity, sexual abuse and violence, childhood trauma and suicide ideations.
I am completely bilingual and I work in both ENGLISH and ITALIAN.
I am a trained and registered BACP counsellor with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy. I’ve worked in the NHS and the Employability sector for the last couple of years and was able to achieve great results and positive outcomes with my clients, as well as in my private practice.
I have been working with a wide range of clients, from children and teenagers to adults and families, each one of them struggling in different areas such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, relational issues, personality disorders etc.
I believe in creating a safe and confidential environment for people to discover what is troubling them and find the most suitable way to deal with their issues, by helping them focus on what they can do rather than what they can’t do.
I am a qualified BACP Accredited integrative Psychotherapist who works with adults and adolescents in brief solution focused and long term therapy. I have extensive experience of working with clients who present with depression, anxiety, domestic violence, addictions, family issues , relationship issues, childhood abuse, loss, lack of confidence, low self -esteem, poor sleep patterns, cultural issues and work based bullying and crisis intervention (suicidal feelings).
I support my clients to identify root causes to their issues and then formulate a therapeutic plan of what changes need to made in order for the individual to achieve their goals.
I have nearly 20 years of experience within the NHS and managing a counselling service for women as well as running workshops and my own private practice.
I am a qualified BACP Registered Counsellor, with a passion for supporting children and adults to improve their well being. I have experience of working with anxiety and stress relief, low self-esteem, anger issues, depression, and people on the autism spectrum.
I have helped clients of all ages in schools, universities and private practice. I try to make the people I work with feel at ease in a non-judgmental environment. Through our weekly therapy sessions together we will find new ways for you to approach situations you find challenging, and explore difficult subjects in a confidential and safe space.
As well as being an associate therapist, I have a North London practice and I also work as a counsellor in a Central London college.
Life can change in an instance and it did for me. I discovered therapy later in life, after a professional disaster. I was a 45 year old father and husband, I owned a restaurant in West London and I was making a good living. Then, I lost it all, everything, the restaurant, my house and then because of the stress my marriage.
Overwhelmed, I went to see a therapist and I was relieved that he too had lived and experienced life’s struggles and could understand how difficult it can be when life runs aground- suddenly . He like me was a self-made man and he inspired me to become a therapist. I hope that I can offer this bigger perspective as a therapist now.
I am a fully qualified, Therapist (BA Hons) . Alongside my Private Practice, I am employed by the charity Relate as a relationship counsellor.
Valdete Kapedani (MBACP accredited)
I provide short and long term Psychodynamic Therapy and CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and I work with individuals who present with anxiety, stress, depression, loss, bereavement, addiction, anger, trauma, childhood, abuse, identity issues, gender, low self-esteem, confidence, age, panic, disability, phobias, OCD, PTSD and relationship issues.
I have experience within the NHS, charitable and the private sector and am trained in: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Safeguarding and Disability Awareness.
I help my clients to identify their feelings and put their feelings into words, feelings that are troubling or threatening to them, and feelings that they may not recognise or acknowledge.I provide a safe, confidential, secure, caring and non-judgemental space within our therapeutic relationship.
I work within the BACP's ethical framework.
Elizabeth Lobo Brennan
I am a fully qualified counsellor, registered and accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have had 20 years experience in helping adults and children with a wide variety of problems, within the NHS and in private practice. I regularly attend post-qualification training courses to up-date and reinforce my knowledge and skills.
I work with my clients in a non-judgmental and cooperative way, adapting my approach according to my clients’ needs. Initially, we can discuss whether your current difficulties can be managed using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or whether you need a more exploratory Psychodynamic approach. Your therapy may be short-term or longer.
During my career, I have helped people who are experiencing: depression; anxiety, including panic attacks and coping with life changes; health issues; trauma; disability; stress, including work-related stress and post-traumatic stress; bereavement; cultural issues; relationship difficulties and parenting issues.
Currently, I work part-time at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital; with clients referred to me by an Employee Assistance Programme and with a North London Charity. I have also worked within GP practices; with parents of sick children; in universities’ counselling services and with a bereavement charity.