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Counselling with Raquel

Transforming challenges into opportunities for growth.

My Journey to Therapy: A Tapestry Woven from Movement, Culture, and Connection

My path to becoming a therapist wasn't linear. It's been a journey woven from movement, both physical and metaphorical, and a deep curiosity about the human experience

My story began in the demanding world of ballet. The countless hours spent honing my skills as a performer weren't just about pirouettes and pliés. Ballet instilled in me a profound understanding of the mind-body connection. It taught me that well-being is the foundation for achieving any goal, a belief that continues to guide my work with clients. The discipline of ballet also fostered in me essential life skills - motivation, perseverance, and the importance of structure - qualities that I draw upon every day in supporting my clients on their journeys.

After ballet, a different kind of movement took hold: the wanderlust of a traveler. I embarked on adventures across the globe, immersing myself in diverse cultures and religions. It was like encountering a whole symphony of perspectives, each with its own unique melody and rhythm. Witnessing different ways of life, from belief systems to daily practices, opened my eyes to how perception shapes our experiences. I learned that the world is a vast tapestry woven from countless threads, and understanding these diverse perspectives became a cornerstone of my therapeutic approach.

From Social Work to the Nuances of the Human Experience

Working in social work became the next step in my tapestry. Here, I gained invaluable experience working with people from various backgrounds facing unique challenges. Social work provided me with a practical approach to helping others, but it also sparked a deeper curiosity within me. I yearned to explore the "why" behind the struggles, the underlying reasons for the hardships people faced. This insatiable curiosity, coupled with my love for people and the intricate workings of the human brain, ultimately led me to pursue a career in therapy.

The Profound Impact of Motherhood

Motherhood has also played a significant role in shaping my perspective as a therapist. Being a mum has shown me incredible depths of love, patience, and resilience. It's pushed me to grow in ways I never imagined, and it's given me a unique lens through which to view the human experience. This allows me to connect with clients on a deeper level, particularly those navigating parenthood or complex family dynamics.

A Bridge Between Cultures

As a Spanish woman living in the UK, I bring a unique perspective to therapy. My cultural background allows me to understand the importance of non-verbal communication, such as body language, and the power of warmth and touch within self-regulation practices. Spanish culture often emphasizes strong social bonds and a more expressive communication style. These cultural nuances can be valuable assets in therapy, fostering a sense of connection and creating a safe space for clients to explore their vulnerabilities.

Ultimately, I believe my background allows me to tailor my approach to best suit each client's individual needs and cultural framework. Whether you're a dancer seeking to understand the mind-body connection, a traveler yearning to navigate the complexities of life, or a parent facing unique challenges, I'm here to walk alongside you on your journey towards greater well-being.

What to expect

I see clients from Central London and the surrounding areas. My work primarily takes place in EC, WC, SW, NW, SE and OX. I also offer online sessions

Sessions typically occur weekly, fostering momentum and keeping you accountable on your journey.

I offer a limited number of sessions at a reduced rate for those with lower incomes or students.


Initial Consultation

15 minutes, FREE

Initial Assessment

60 minutes, £70

Individual Sessions

50 minutes, £65

To ensure efficient time management, please provide at least 48 hours' notice for cancellations to avoid the full session fee.

You can pay for sessions in cash, cheque, or via secure bank transfer.

Therapy Packages

Jumpstart (6 sessions)

Ideal for those seeking focused support on specific concerns or to ignite positive change.

Transformation (12 sessions)

This comprehensive package provides sustained support for deeper exploration and long-term growth.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

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