Name: Lucia Sarmiento, MBACP (Reg) , PGDip

Availability:  Friday afternoons

Mode:   In person & online

Fees: £45 Counselling and £30 (Reduced)        

Qualifications

Currently studying for a MSc Humanistic Psychotherapy – Metanoia Institute, London, UK

Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Diploma in Sophrology and Relaxation Practice

Experience

I have worked in various counselling services, with a diverse population and in different languages. I have experience with a range of issues including: anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, anger management, domestic abuse, discrimination, identity issues, self-esteem and confidence.

I have also worked as a meditation and relaxation practitioner, helping people develop a practice integrating body and mind to improve their wellbeing.

What do I offer?

I offer one to one, weekly counselling. The work can be short or long-term therapy, depending on the client’s needs and goals.

I offer counselling in English, Spanish and French.

Approach

As a Humanistic practitioner my work rests on the belief that every person is valuable, and has the potential to achieve growth and healing with the help of a safe and supportive environment. With this in mind, I strive to provide this holding space for my clients to grow within the therapeutic relationship. I am an inclusive practitioner, and as such, I will honour and respect your social and cultural perspective and value our differences.

My approach allows us to work with what is happening in your life, bringing awareness to any patterns that might have become uncomfortable for you, as well as provide the means to explore the answers you seek.

Considering how your past experiences may have shaped your present life is a process of empathic exploration that can be healing in itself, but sometimes we may need to learn emotional regulation and self-care.

If you decide to contact me, we may use the first session to explore what has brought you to therapy and as an opportunity for you to decide if you feel comfortable working with me. There is no obligation to commit to ongoing therapy after the initial meeting.