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ABOUT ME & EXPERIENCE

I passionately believe to be a counsellor is to be on a continuous journey of learning. I work holistically with the uniqueness of the individual, adapting my approach and the pace of our work together to fit your needs.

I’m a BACP registered counsellor and I work to the professional standards as set out in their Ethical Framework. Originally I trained as a psychodynamic counsellor through a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited course. Since then I have added to my toolbox of skills and approaches drawing on Person-Centred therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Trauma informed-interventions.

I have substantial experience working with different people facing a wide range of issues. Some of these include: autism, ADHD, anxiety, social anxiety, work related stress/issues, redundancy, depression, life changes and loss, bereavement, difficulties with forming and maintaining relationships, identity issues, sexuality, gender, sex-related issues, family/partner issues and conflicts, absent parent(s), pregnancy and fertility issues including conception, miscarriage and termination; long-term physical health issues and illness, AIDS/HIV, trauma, emotional and physical abuse, loneliness, low self-confidence and self-esteem.

I have particular experience supporting both autistic men and women (pre and post diagnosis as well as self-identifying), working in particular with issues of identity, gender and sexuality. I also work with individuals (both neurotypical and neurodivergent) who are a relative or partner of autistic people. ​I am listed on the National Autistic Society's Autism Service Directory here. My work is informed by the additional training and continuous professional development I’ve undertaken, through organisations including the National Autistic Society and the National Association for Disability Practitioners. I’m also a qualified Specialist Autism Spectrum Condition Mentor, and work with UK and international students in higher education.

In addition I provide workplace counselling for staff working in different public sector organisations through an Employee Assistance Provider. Previously I worked with staff experiencing work-related trauma, through the trauma counselling team at Transport for London. I also gained experience working with a diverse range of people experiencing a broad range of mental health issues for not-for-profit counselling organisations in north and south London.

As well as face-to-face sessions I offer remote counselling via video and telephone calls, and have completed specialised training for working in this way.

 

If you would like to know more about working with me or would like to arrange a session, you can contact me on: 

07305 098556 or luisadcounselling@protonmail.com

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” 

Carl Jung

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Luisa Diaz MBACP

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