counsellor-Simona Pretara
SE5 9PL, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Psychotherapist
UKCP, Other
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Simona Pretara

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Deciding to come to therapy can be an important move towards change, personal growth and development.

Your concerns can be explored in a confidential, warm, empathic, supportive, non-judgemental and safe space.

At the core of my practice as a Clinical Psychotherapist and Integrative Arts Psychotherapist is the use of our innate creativity to facilitate personal change and heal core wounds.

I have over 15 years experience of working within the mental health and social care sector within community based settings as well as NHS and in education.

My work is relational and client centred, tailor made to best meet your individual and personal needs. Through the therapeutic relationship conflicts and struggles are brought forward and worked through by deep inquiry, reflection, curiosity and collaboration.

The theoretical roots of my psychotherapeutic practice are within Existential Psychotherapy, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapies and is underpinned by developing Neuroscientific research.

We can approach your therapy through diverse art forms; including Visual Arts, Drama, Dance, Movement, Music, Jungian Sand Trays, Puppetry, Poetry, Dreams and Mental Imagery or if you prefer we can simply talk about any personal difficulties you might be experiencing.

Using a range of different forms in an integrated way increases self-awareness, insight and growth by allowing the expression and release of trauma, memories and grief through all of the senses, in order to shift how we view the world and create new ways of being.

Date Qualified
Training, Qualifications and Experience
  • MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
  • PGDip Diploma in Application of the Arts in Therapy and Education
  • BA Fine Art
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling

Additional CPD Trainings:

  • Mentalized Based Approaches to Art Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorders and Psychosis- ICAPT NHS
  • MBT-F Mentalized Based Treatment for Families- Peter Fonagy, Anna Freud Centre
  • CATT- Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution-focused (brief) therapy (SFBT)
  • Radicalisation
  • Trauma and dissociation
  • KUF Awareness Working with Personality Disorder-NHS
  • The Body keeps the Score; Working with CSA and Complex trauma
  • Suicide prevention and working with vulnerable presentations-Maytree Project
  • Addiction and Psychosis- South West London and St Georges Trust NHS
  • Working with Dual Diagnosis
  • Harm Reduction and Needle Exchange
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • CHEMSEX
  • Parental Addiction and Substance Misuse
  • Young People and Drugs
  • Safeguarding Children and Adults
  • Hidden Sentence- Impact of having a family member in prison
  • Domestic abuse and its effect on children
  • Gangs- Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Honor Based Violence and FGM
  • Eco Psychotherapy
  • CACHE Level 3 Child Care Learning and Development
Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Existential therapy
Gestalt therapy
Group therapy
Integrative
Psychodynamic therapy
Schema Therapy
Solution focused brief therapy
Transactional analysis
Abortion
ADHD
Adoption
Affairs and betrayals
Alcoholism
Anger management
Anorexia nervosa
Anxiety
Asperger's syndrome
Attachment disorder
Autism
Bereavement
Body dysmorphic disorder
Borderline personality disorder
Behaviour problems
Binge-eating disorder
Bipolar disorder
Bulimia nervosa
Bullying
Cancer
Career counselling
Carer support
Child related issues
Childhood bereavement
Childhood bullying
Children’s learning difficulties
Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
Drug abuse
Dementia
Depression
Depression and anxiety in children
Discrimination
Disabilities
Dissociation
Domestic violence
Eating disorders
Emotional abuse
Family issues
Feeling sad
Gambling
Gender dysphoria
Generalised anxiety disorder
Health anxiety
Hearing voices
HIV/AIDS
Hoarding
Infertility
Internet addiction
Learning difficulties
Loneliness
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Miscarriage
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
Panic disorder
Paranoia
Paranoid personality disorder
Passive aggressive behaviour
Personality disorders
Phobias
Psychosis
Physical abuse
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Postnatal depression
Pregnancy and birth
Separation and divorce
Self-harm
Separation anxiety
Sex problems
Sexuality
Sexual abuse
Sex addiction
Stress
Suicidal thoughts
Redundancy
Relationship problems
Trauma
Work-related stress

Evenings and Saturdays

£50.00-£80.00 per 50 minute session

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