Maria Fernanda, Counselling & Coaching and Founder of Second Home, Covering areas such as; Lewisham, Bromley, Streatham, Balham, Brixton, and surrounding areas
Does life feel like its getting on top of you?
Could you benefit from a place to take some time-out?
... to explore your thoughts and feelings
... to get back on a front foot again
... someone to listen to
My name is Maria, I am a qualified Counsellor and personal life Coach working within the Lambeth , Lewisham , Bromley Holborn and surrounding areas for the past 5 years. I am committed to providing counselling, coaching and mindfulness and group work in a safe confidential and non-judgemental environment where confidentially is maintained throughout the work.
I am a bilingual therapist and I am fluent in both English and Portuguese. I offer Counselling and Life coaching services by various modes of communication; one-to-one sessional work in person, by telephone or Skype, my aim is to work around the client needs and circumstances.
I work with both individuals and couples either on short-term or open-ended basis with the aim for enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
I also have experience as a school Counsellor and group facilitator with children and adults.
I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with :
- Panic Attacks
- Personal Life Coaching- Helping people to have a clear idea of life goals and achievements that they're not quite sure how to achieve them by themselves.
My practice is within easy reach of Lambeth, Streatham Hill ,Balham ,Clapham South , Lewisham, Bromley and surrounding areas
I been working in primary schools as a one to one Counsellor,for some time now. working with children requires a more creative approach as sometimes children can find it difficult to express or even name feelings. I also tend to integrate meditation and mindfulness techniques specially to help the client to work with anxiety or anger issues.
As well as the above role ,I also see clients in private practice, been doing it for over a year, mostly in South London but expanding my area by coming to Holborn and working within Central london clients as well as the Practice in Bromley, to give clients a wider range of choices .
I have worked with addiction for over 2 years on a one to one basis , helping clients whom where in reabilitation/recovery. A very rewarding experience.
I am now embarking on a big project "Second Home" a project to work with a range of workshops for young people and their parents in the community , the emphasis of this project is to help build bonds and a safer community.(please check my page on this ).
As I come from a different cultural background, i'm quite familiar with issues such as ,migration and their difficulties,adjusting and belonging to a new culture without loosing "our" roots, this is quite common within ethnic minority communities.