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Mrs Fatima Fernandes

Fatima Fernandes

Counselling, Psychotherapy

  • Fee assured
Overview

Specialises in

  • Behavioural Couples Therapy
  • Counselling
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Trauma focused CBT

About me

I have worked for over twenty years with individuals specialising in issues related to substance misuse and alcohol dependency problems. I am a trauma specialist covering many aspects including PTSD related issues. My work with trauma with both men and women focus in early childhood difficulties or more recent experiences around emotional physical or sexual violence. Again I am familiar with any form of emotional struggles that at times we may face in our lives. This can involve problems in how we relate to ourselves or others. I have experience at working with issues related to identity and cultural differences.
More recently I have trained in couple counselling. Here my aim is to help gain insight into difficulties within relationships so that in time a way forward can be reflected on and explored. Creative listening is a tool which is very much part of this work.

Areas of interest

I work with both men and women from sixteen years old to late 70's; Fears related to the ageing process; Depression; Anxiety; Trauma; Addiction; Alcohol dependency; Pregnancy; IVF difficulties; Cancer; Relationship problems; Self esteem; Health concerns; Identity issues; Cultural difference awareness.

I am an integrative counsellor for this reason I use a variety of therapeutic approaches with the people I work with. I adapt my approach in accordance with the client needs remaining focused on the goal. Moving towards well being and a success outcome.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Cardiac conditions
  • Oncology
  • Pain management
  • Physical disability
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