COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY
BA Hons Dip Couns MBACP
Welcome, and thank you for visiting my website.
I am a London-based counsellor offering brief or open-ended therapy in English or Portuguese.
I provide covid-safe sessions face-to-face at the Flame Centre, as well as online and telephone sessions.
“Come to the edge," he said.
"We can't, we're afraid!" they responded.
"Come to the edge," he said.
"We can't, we will fall!" they responded.
"Come to the edge," he said.
And so they came.
And he pushed them.
And they flew.”
A BIT ABOUT THERAPY
Life is hard, no question about it. Particularly nowadays, when the world seems to be in such a state. Perhaps you are experiencing emotional difficulties such as anxiety or depression. Perhaps the problem is you feel nothing at all. Maybe you've experienced a massive life event such as a bereavement, separation or job loss and have been left struggling to cope. Or maybe you need help dealing with a painful life history, or with the current pandemic. Talking to someone who actively listens to your difficulties can be a very healing experience, as well as life changing. I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental and empathic environment in which we can explore past and current issues in order to help you enjoy a richer, more meaningful life.
HOW I WORK
I work collaboratively and view therapy as a relationship between two equals on a journey together. I welcome the opportunity to work with difference with respect and an open mind.
I hold a very integral view of the world and of people in general, and am aware of the need to consider mind, body, emotions and the spiritual dimension in any therapeutic work. My approach is integrative - a blend of relational psychodynamic psychotherapy and energy psychotherapy practices such as EFT. This means that we will talk about whatever issues you would like to bring and may relate them to earlier life experiences, but I may also invite you to gently tap or place a hand on your body to help clear trauma, retrieve memories or release feelings, thoughts, images and sensations if you feel inclined to do so.
"I didn’t expect to have my issue resolved in such a short time (...) [Priscila] showed me how valuable active listening is and gave me lots of food for thought for further personal development, which I highly appreciate."
33-year old female client
I first realised how intrigued I was by people at the age of sixteen. Back then, the world made no sense to me. This led me to study for a Psychology degree, which I did not complete, opting instead to study Modern Languages many years later, as a mature student, in order to pursue a career as a translator/interpreter. Life works in strange ways and has a habit of taking us to exactly where we need to be, so I felt a calling to return to my original field of study later on in life. I trained at Regent's University and at the Minster Centre, a leading UK psychotherapy training institution, and have worked as a counsellor at a bereavement service, a London university, a well-known mental health organisation and a multi-ethnic counselling service, as well as in private practice. I remain curious about existence and in awe of the depth and richness of the work of psychotherapy.
Education and Work Experience
- Diploma in Practising Energy Psychotherapy, Confer
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Minster Centre
- Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Regent's University
- Bereavement Counselling Certificate, Cruse Bereavement Care
- Awareness in Bereavement Care Certificate, Open College Network
- Bachelor of Arts [Modern Languages], University of Surrey Roehampton
As well as working in private practice, I have also worked for the following services:
- Minster Centre Psychotherapy & Counselling Service [MCPCS] (trainee psychotherapist)
- Cruse Bereavement Care (bereavement counsellor)
- Mind in Haringey (Haringey Frontline Service counsellor)
- London Metropolitan University (associate counsellor)
- Waterloo Community Counselling (bilingual counsellor)
I am a member of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) and of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Reg. 379739). As such, I abide by the BACP's Ethical Framework.
A lover of nature, I am also a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance and of Extinction Rebellion's Trained Emotional Support Network.
INSURANCE AND DBS
I have comprehensive indemnity insurance, which covers all aspects of my work, as well as an enhanced DBS check.
SESSIONS AND FEES
Sessions and interviews last for the standard 50-minute therapeutic hour if in person, or 60 minutes online.
I charge £75/therapeutic hour. I also have low-cost spaces if you are experiencing genuine financial hardship.
Appointments available Wednesday-Friday and Monday pm.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Priscila Moura, BA Hons Dip Couns MBACP
The Flame Centre
Unit 3d The Chandlery
50 Westminster Bridge Road