Miguel EcheverriaIntegrative counsellor
I will provide a safe space where you can freely explore your deepest fears and yearnings. I believe that the problems that impel us to seek help are gateways for us to discover something deeper and truer within ourselves. Your childhood and lifetime experiences make up a unique life journey that has taken you to this place where you feel that you could benefit from talking to someone. Maybe this marks the start of another journey, one which travels inwards into your own heart.I can provide a safe space where we can freely explore your deepest fears and yearnings. I believe that the problems that impulses us to seek for help are gateways for us to discover something deeper and truer within ourselves.
We all want healing, but I don’t think we get to heal in the way a broken bone is healed. The wounds we carry, particularly the earlier ones from our childhood, are not possible to heal. Nothing can change what happened. But what can change and heal is the relationship that we have with ourselves and with our own wounding. It can be a slow and gentle process where the main ingredients are trust and time.
I will be a guide who will be there to witness and reflect back who you are and who you will become. I see this as a great privilege, and this is true of all the clients I have worked with. Every one of us has an amazing and unique story to tell, and a unique path to travel.
OnlineI provide my services online
Issues often worked with
Sessions are £60 for 60 minutes.
I do offer some concession places with a lower fee.
This will be online only -phone or video.
Working online means that we can connect from the safety of your own home through Zoom/Skype or phone, which also makes it easier to fit in around busy schedules.
Training and qualifications
I trained for three years as an integrative transpersonal counsellor at the Re-vision training centre (www.re-vision.org.uk), and have been working for a mental health charity as part of my practice. I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and my work is fully insured and supervised.
I have an integrative approach that takes inspiration from depth and archetypal psychology (Jung, Hillman) with a psychodynamic foundation. This simply means that, on one hand, we will explore your childhood and the experiences that have shaped you, and on the other, the potentiality of what needs to grow and come out of these experiences. We can look at your problems as gateways into your soul, or in other words, the authentic you.
It may be useful to contrast this approach with a more behavioural approach (CBT) where you would learn techniques and ways of thinking to cope and manage your symptoms in order to be more ‘effective’ in life. There is nothing wrong with this, but, while it can work well, it can miss what is brewing in the depths of your soul.
My approach will vary depending on who I am working with and what is happening in their lives. I like to use imagination, creativity, myth and stories during sessions, as a way of helping move through the rational mind into deeper layers of meaning. But above all types of approaches or techniques I offer an attuned, empathic and holding presence, that will listen attentively not only to what you say, but also to what is not expressed.