Ani De La Prida -

Ani De La Prida

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The advantages includes that there are no physical restrictions, and that it's often cheaper and has shorter waiting times. GoMentor's platform for online sessions is stable and secure (encrypted), which means the security and confidentiality is best in class. The platform is approved by the Danish psychotherapist organisation.

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Description

As a counsellor I work with adults, young people and children. I hold a firm belief that every person is individual, and has the potential to fully realise their unique qualities. My intention is to provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for us to explore the issues affecting you. I aim to support you in discovering your inner resources and the best way forward for you by offering you opportunities for growth, healing and change.

I describe myself as a therapist and art counsellor, and I can work in a variety of ways, for example with art , or guided visualisations and am happy to explain or explore with you if you would like to use non-verbal ways of working.

I work in a professional, friendly environment, offering both long and short term counselling. I have experience of working with people from all walks of life. I have experience with many issues including addiction, depression, relationship difficulties and stress.

I also work with people who wish to explore issues such as their life direction, self esteem, confidence, or for personal development. I offer reduced rates for counselling students. I can also offer telephone counselling.

As a member of BACP I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy which can be found at www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework.

I am happy to have a chat on the phone if you have any questions.
I cannot always answer my phone, but please do leave a message and a number that I can reach you on and I will return your call as soon as I can. Alternatively you can email me and I will contact you as soon as I can, usually within 24 hours.

Training, Qualifications & Experience
Qualifications:

*BA(Hons) Person-Centred Counselling (2006) *Advanced Diploma Person-Centred Counselling ( 2003)
*Certificate Person-Centred Counselling (2001)
*Certificate Person-Centred Art Therapy Skills (2000)
*Access Certificate – (equivalent to A level) – sociology, child psychology, educational psychology
*Post Graduate Certificate in Education (July 08)

I have also attended short training courses including ;

• Dance Movement Therapy – Goldsmiths
• Play Therapy Workshops - Association Play Therapists
• Psychology – Essex Adult Education
• Advocacy and Support – Probation Service
• Bereavement – various workshops
• Various CPD Workshops - Addiction , Art Therapy, Politics in Counselling, Children and Bereavement, Anger Management, Dreams and Metaphor, Sex and Sexualities, Creative writing

I have over eight years experience of working with clients in various settings. As well as a private counselling practice I have worked with clients in primary schools, drug and alcohol programmes, Essex Police, Essex Probation, and Havering & Brentwood Bereavement Service.

I am currently in the process of applying for accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am also a lecturer and trainer in counselling and in person-centred art therapy skills. I offer workshops locally and in London.

Areas of counselling I deal with
Abuse
Addiction(s)
Affairs and Betrayals
Alcohol Dependence
Anger Management
Anorexia Nervosa
Anxiety
Bereavement
Binge Eating Disorder
Bulimia Nervosa
Bullying
Child Related Issues
Couples Counselling
Depression
Drug Abuse
Eating Disorders
Emotional Abuse
Gambling
Generalised Anxiety
Low Self-Confidence
Low Self-Esteem
Panic Disorder
Phobias
Physical Abuse
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Postnatal Depression
Relationship Issues
Separation and Divorce
Sexual Abuse
Sexual Issues
Sexuality
Smoking
Stress
Termination/Abortion/Miscarriage
Trauma
Work Related Issues

Biography

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