Online Counselling & Psychotherapy

Access professional Counselling and Psychotherapy from anywhere. Work with a therapist accredited by the BACP and certified to work online by the Online Therapy Institute.

Verified by Psychology TodayTrained by The Online Therapy InstituteRegistered & Accredited by the BACP, Member number 36259
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13+ years of experience

BACP Accredited

Certified Cyber Therapist

A bit about me

My name is and I am a UK-qualified BACP accredited and registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties. I am fully bilingual in English and Spanish. Para Español haga clic aquí.

I have over 13 years of experience working as a therapist in Central London and my private practice has moved entirely online in response to the global pandemic. Over the years, I have gained experience working in different organizations in the UK, including helping minority ethnic groups and the LGBTQI+ community on the NHS.

Being a Certified Cyber Therapist, by the Online Therapy Institute, means I am fully trained in carrying out psychotherapy sessions online ethically and responsibly.

Among my patients, are people with permanent residence in the UK or other parts of the world and I also frequently work with digital nomads, who need a flexible approach to be able to access to Psychotherapy from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Honours) degree in Psychotherapy from Roehampton University, London
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Attachment Studies from Wimbledon Guild, London
  • Certified Cyber Therapist by The Online Therapy Institute
  • Accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
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How I work

Psychotherapy is a process of facilitating psychological change for people who, for some reason, cannot do it by themselves in a particular time of their lives.

During the initial meetings, I would like to understand what is becoming unmanageable for you and have the opportunity to get to know you a little bit.  As well as your presenting difficulty, do not shy away sharing other aspects of your life, including your current and or past experiences, significant relationships you had in the past, what do you like, your interests, your aspirations. My aim is to provide you with a therapeutic relationship where you feel supported and understood.

Although I am humanistic and work integratively, I have a particular interest In Attachment Studies, which means I can help you gain a sophisticated understanding of your own attachment style, which I view a vital component to help you improve your relationship with yourself and others.




I'm experienced working with:

  • BUPA International
  • WPA
  • Aviva

Issues I often work in my practice

  • Anxiety / over-preocupation
  • Depression
  • Difficulty making and maintaining relationships.
  • Childhood trauma
  • Feelings of underachievement
  • Difficulty managing emotions
  • Difficulties relating to sexuality
  • Shame, guilt, punitive self talk.
  • Lacking confidence, low self esteem
  • Making significant life changes
  • Relationship difficulties (partner, family, friend or co-worker)
  • Work-related issues

About online therapy

Limitations of online therapy
Remember that online therapy is not recommended for those at risk of committing suicide or who are in acute crisis. If you are feeling suicidal or are in immediate danger Befriender’s International offers crisis resources worldwide.

What is required?
For best results you will need a private space with a good Internet connection. You can connect either with a computer or a mobile device. Good quality headset is recommended for added quality and privacy. Sessions are conducted securely and fully encrypted over Zoom, Skype or Doxy.

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Ernesto holding an online therapy session with a client

Testimonials

"Im so happy to have your support, Ernesto. It has been the best decision I’ve made, every Wednesday I feel stronger, and encouraged."

Client from London

"I can't thank you enough, Ernesto, for your help and support in what has been, as you know, a momentous two years for me."

Client from London

"Further to my previous therapy with you I felt your expertise helped enormously one year ago. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and care when I felt most vulnerable."

Client from Manchester

Contact me

If you’re ready to arrange your initial session, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me using the form below. I aim to get back to any queries within 24 hours.

The fee for a one-hour online therapy session is £75.

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