Gabriela TalaveraPsychodynamic psychotherapist
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I can offer you a first free consultation which will give you a sense of how I work and see if we are suitable to work together, it will also help you decide if you want to engage with therapy. I welcome the LGBT community and people from diverse backgrounds and ethnic groups, students and professionals who are currently struggling to adapt to the fast changes and new demands the Covid-19 pandemic has created.
I have experience treating people who suffer from anxiety and depression, panic attacks and depersonalisation symptoms, feelings of emptiness, gender sexuality issues, identity crisis, eating disorders, loneliness and isolation, bereavement, trauma and families struggles originated in childhood. I tailor the way I work according to you because no two people are the same. As a counsellor I am approachable, warm and I will prompt you to look into your past and present relationships with people to make sense and understand your present difficulties. Central to my work is the understanding of the unconscious mind to facilitate awareness of yourself and perhaps elicit change.
I offer both short term focus and long-term open ended therapy to adults of diverse backgrounds, gender and sexual orientations.
They sessions last 50 minutes and are usually held at the same day and time of the week. I have also experience working with professionals with a busy lifestyle who need flexibility to schedule their sessions. Once you get in touch with me I will aim to answer you within 48 hours.
Please note that during the Covid-19 pandemic I am offering online counselling sessions only but once the situation improves we could meet face to face in my Central or South London practice.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
My fees are based on a standard 50 min session and the cost varies from £60-80 per appointment. I have few spaces available for concessions charged at £40-50 per session depending on your personal circunstances.
Training and qualifications
I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor and therapist registered with the BACP, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapist and abide to their ethical framework.
Alongside my private practice I had experience working for the NHS, and the charity sector at Waterloo Community Counselling in the Southbank.
My background is in social work working and mental health, addiction and housing. Before becoming a therapist, I practiced as a visual artist both in Peru and London and I have a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of The Arts London at Central Saint Martins. Although I no longer practice as an artist I am still interested in the visual Arts, performance, photography, visual arts.