COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY
BA (Hons) Dip Couns MBACP
Welcome, and thank you for visiting my website.
I am a trauma-informed integrative counsellor and energy psychotherapist. I offer brief or open-ended therapy in English or Portuguese in person, online, over the phone, or walking in North London's green spaces.
“Come to the edge.
We might fall.
Come to the edge.
It's too high.
Come to the edge!
And they came
And he pushed
And they flew.”
― Christopher Logue
A BIT ABOUT THERAPY
Life is hard, no question about it. Particularly nowadays, when the world is experiencing what has come to be known as the 'polycrisis'.
Perhaps you are experiencing emotional difficulties such as anxiety or depression. Perhaps you struggle to connect to your feelings. Maybe you've experienced a massive life event such as a bereavement, illness, separation or job loss and have been left struggling to cope. Or maybe you need help dealing with a painful life history. Talking to someone who actively listens to your difficulties can be a very healing experience, as well as life changing. I offer a warm, safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment in which we can explore past and current issues in order to help you make sense of your experience and 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 view people and their worlds holistically, and am aware of the need to consider mind, body, emotions and the spiritual dimension - as well as my clients' social context - in therapeutic work. My approach is integrative - I am informed by psychodynamic psychotherapy, polyvagal theory and energy psychotherapy. 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 work with your breath and body to help you self-regulate and clear trauma.
"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 a few 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 the Minster Centre, a leading UK psychotherapy training institution, and have worked as a counsellor for a bereavement service, five different universities, 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.
- Diploma in Practising Energy Psychotherapy, Confer
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Minster Centre
- Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Regent's University
- Awareness in Bereavement Care Certificate, Open College Network
- BA (Hons) Modern Languages, University of Surrey Roehampton
As well as working in private practice, I have also worked as a counsellor in the following settings:
- Minster Centre Psychotherapy & Counselling Service [MCPCS]
- Cruse Bereavement Care
- Mind in Haringey
- London Metropolitan University
- Waterloo Community Counselling
- University College London
- Anglia Ruskin University
- University of Bolton
- University of Westminster
I am a member of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Reg. 379739). As such, I abide by the BACP's Ethical Framework.
- Experienced working with young adults (18+)
- Bilingual (English/Portuguese)
- Climate-aware therapist
- Interest in spirituality and open to discussing any spiritual issues you may want to bring
- GSRD-competent therapist able to work with diverse gender, sex and relationship expressions.
INSURANCE AND DBS
I have comprehensive indemnity insurance, which covers all aspects of my work, as well as an enhanced DBS check.
I stay up to date with developments in the profession - recent CPD events undertaken include topics such as Spiritual Threads in Psychotherapy, Eco-psychotherapy, Polyvagal Theory, Autism in Higher Education, ADHD in Higher Education, Trans Awareness, Race and Culture Awareness, and Kink-affirmative Therapy.
SESSIONS AND FEES
Sessions last for 50 minutes.
I work on a sliding scale of £75-£95/session.
Initial consultations are priced as a normal session.
I also offer low-cost spaces if you are experiencing financial hardship.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Priscila Moura, BA Hons Dip Couns MBACP
"I ask you right here please to agree with me that a scar is never ugly... We must see all scars as beauty. Okay? This will be our secret. Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived."
Chris Cleeve, The Other Hand