Mrs Valerie Tavares

Counselling 30046166

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  • Counselling

About me

I am a qualified counsellor and an accredited member of the BACP. I have been working as a counsellor since 2005, fully qualifying in 2007 and acquiring accreditation status in 2014. The approaches I use are Person-Centred counselling, C.B.T. and Art Therapy.

I worked in Psychological Support Services at Whipps Cross University Hospital on a part time basis for seventeen years, as a Bereavement Counsellor. This included working with clients who have been given a life-threatening or terminal diagnosis or who are a close family member of someone with a life-threatening diagnosis.

I'm, currently, seeing clients remotely via video counselling including, Microsoft Teams, face time or telephone. I see a variety of clients presenting with different issues including bereavement, anxiety, trauma, depression, phobias, OCD, self harm and relationship difficulties.

I'm also experienced in working with Groups as a.facilitator, counsellor and supervisor.

I have also worked in a Hospital Maternity Unit counselling patients who were experiencing difficult pregnancies or had experienced a loss of a full term baby or a late termination or miscarriage.

My current experience includes working as a Trauma and Critical Incident Counsellor. This involves either one to one counselling or group counselling and further follow up for coping with trauma, if necessary.

I have facilitated support groups within the NHS for patients and their families diagnosed with a serious or terminal illness. Within the group setting, I have carried out art therapy, relaxation techniques and relaxation and visualisation narratives.

Areas of interest

Bereavement; pain management; anxiety; depression; phobias; OCD; self-harm; relationship difficulties, P.T.S.D and trauma; anger management; social anxiety. pregnancy loss; oncology.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Oncology
  • Pain management
  • Physical disability
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    Counselling session - (1-5)

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