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Welcome to Sana Mente Counselling and Psychotherapy services.

By exploring your options, you have already taken the first step. That's amazing. Finding a counsellor or therapist can be a daunting prospect and it can be difficult to know what you are looking for. Chances are, you are here because you are going through a difficult time, or you are simply feeling stuck, seemingly unable to make the changes you desire.

I offer one-to-one and group counselling and psychotherapy, as well as delivering training to other therapists looking to learn more about working with eating issues.

My philosophy is everybody is capable of change and has the capacity to make choices for themselves but that sometimes we end up stuck in self-sabotaging cycles, which seems to rob us of the ability to choose something different. Therapy provides a supportive, non-judgmental environment to explore the changes we wish to make and raise awareness of the parts of ourselves that lead us into self-destructive patterns.

I practice a humanistic approach to counselling and therapy; meaning you are the most important person in the room. It is not about my agenda, or others’ expectations of you. Rather, you forging your own path so you can feel empowered to make your own choices and have the life experiences you want.

I trained in Relational Transactional Analysis (RTA) psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute, UK. Transactional Analysis has some excellent tools for understanding human behaviour and motivation and is not as analytical and daunting as it may sound. I passionately believe in people's capacity to change and offer a warm safe place for you to explore what may be holding you back from living the life you deserve.

If you would like to find out more about RTA, please click here.

Training & Memberships

  • MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy - dissertation submitted May 2018

  • Level 5 diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

  • Working with Obesity Practitioner - National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED)

  • Working with Eating Disorders - National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED)

  • Metanoia Institute - Foundation Certificate in Counseling Skills and Studies

  • Working with Multilingual Clients & Translators Certificate

  • National Certificate in the Management of Sexual and Violent Offenders (MOSAVO)

  • BACP accredited membership.

For availability in South Clapham, please call or get in touch via the CONTACT page.

For telephone enquiries, please call 020 3637 8042.

 

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