Feeling Lost or Overwhelmed? You Deserve to Feel Better.

Feeling anxious, depressed, or simply not yourself can be incredibly isolating. It's important to know you're not alone. Many people experience these challenges, and there is help available.

My name is Raquel, and I'm a counsellor offering a warm, supportive space for you to explore your feelings and develop tools to manage them effectively.

I believe in a collaborative approach, where we work together to understand how your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations are linked. By increasing your self-awareness, you'll gain the power to regulate your emotional responses and navigate life's challenges in healthier ways.

Here's how I can help you create lasting positive change:

Reduce Anxiety and Depression

We'll work collaboratively to identify the root causes of your anxiety or depression. Together, we'll develop personalized strategies to manage them effectively, so you can experience a greater sense of calm and well-being.

Improve Relationships

Are you struggling to connect with loved ones or feel misunderstood? We can explore how past experiences may be impacting your present relationships. By understanding these patterns, we can work on building healthier ways to connect with others and create more fulfilling relationships.

Build Self-Esteem

Do you struggle with harsh self-criticism? You're not alone. Many people deal with negative self-talk. I can help you cultivate self-compassion and develop a more positive outlook on yourself. Together, we can build your confidence and inner strength.

Break Free from Unhealthy Habits

Are you struggling with self-harm, eating disorders, or addiction? These patterns can feel overwhelming and isolating, but there is hope. I can help you explore the root causes of these patterns and develop tools for building healthier coping mechanisms. We'll work together to create a path towards healing and well-being.

Navigate Grief

Loss can be a deeply painful experience. Whether it's the loss of a loved one, a job, or even a sense of normalcy, grief can feel overwhelming. I can be a skilled companion on this journey, helping you manage your emotions, process difficult memories, and find healthy ways to honor your loss.

Manage Anger

Anger is a normal human emotion, but when it's not managed effectively, it can cause problems in your life. We can identify your triggers, understand the physical signs of anger in your body, and develop healthy ways to express your anger assertively.

Here are some specific areas we can explore:

We'll work together to understand what's driving your anxiety by:

Unearthing emotions like fear, sadness, or frustration that may be masked by your anxiety. By understanding these emotions, we can develop strategies to address them effectively.

Identifying and challenging negative beliefs about yourself or the world that contribute to your anxiety. By reframing these negative thoughts, you can develop a more positive outlook and reduce your anxiety

My Approach

I believe in a collaborative and integrative approach to therapy. Instead of relying on a single method, I draw from various schools of thought to create a unique tapestry of techniques tailored to your individual needs and goals.

Think of it like creating a masterpiece. Traditional therapy might offer a single paint-brush, but integrative therapy allows us to access a full artist's palette. We can blend colors (therapeutic models) and techniques to create a work of art (your personal growth) that reflects your unique journey.

This collaborative process unfolds in several steps:

1. We start with open communication, exploring your reasons for seeking therapy and your desired outcomes. Understanding your perspective is key to weaving a tapestry that addresses your specific needs.

2. Together, we explore various therapeutic models that might be relevant.

These models could include:

  • Psychodynamic Therapy: Examining past experiences and their in-fluence on your present can help us address the root of your challenges.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): If negative thought patterns contribute to your distress, CBT equips you with tools to challenge them and develop healthier thinking styles.
  • Person-centered Therapy: This approach focuses on building a supportive and non-judgmental space for self-discovery and growth.
  • Mindfulness Techniques: Integrating mindfulness practices like meditation can help you become more present, aware of your thoughts and feelings, and better manage stress.
  • Gestalt Therapy: This approach helps you address unresolved issues that might be impacting your present life. We can explore ways to develop healthier coping mechanisms and increase self-acceptance.

3. Based on your needs and desired outcomes, we'll seamlessly blend techniques from different models to create a personalized approach.

This approach might involve:

  • Combining CBT's thought-challenging strategies with mindful-ness practices to help you manage negative thinking patterns while cultivating greater self-awareness.
  • Integrating psychodynamic exploration with person-centered support to gain insight into past experiences while fostering self-discovery and growth.

4. Growth often requires stepping outside your comfort zone. I might challenge your perspective or suggest different ways of thinking, always from a place of wanting to empower you to reach your goals. Open communication and collaboration are crucial aspects of this process.

5. The relationship we build is a cornerstone of our work. I provide a safe and confidential space for you to be your authentic self, free from judgment. I listen actively and offer unwavering support throughout your journey.

It's important to note that therapy often reflects real-life relationships. By exploring how you relate to me during our sessions, we can gain valuable insights into how you interact with others in your life. These insights can empower you to build more fulfilling relationships outside of therapy.

ng your fears and developing strategies to face them in a healthy way.

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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