Dr Aléssia Coelho, CPsychol AFBPsS

Thank you for visiting my page. With all of the approaches available, and so many types of therapy practitioners, it can be difficult to know where to start. Finding someone you can relate to is important  so the search for that ‘good fit’ can be worth it. I see the therapeutic process as being a collaboration, a unique piece of work that is jointly created between the therapist and the client.

I was trained in and am experienced with existential, humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural approaches. Therapeutically, I work predominately from an Existential Phenomenological background, integrating other theories and techniques as appropriate, and holding particular interest in the third wave of behaviour therapies. I have gained clinical experience within the NHS, the charity sector and private healthcare services, providing short and long-term weekly psychological treatment to a wide variety of client groups. I am also registered as an Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor with the British Psychological Society and provide supervision to Counselling Psychologists in training.

Once you get in touch, I will invite you for an introductory appointment, where you will be able to tell me about what your aims are and what you expect from therapy. It is important that you feel safe and supported within the therapeutic relationship. I will be pleased to answer any questions you may have about the therapeutic process, my professional experience and the therapeutic agreement.