Casilda Bartholomew provides a gentle, secure and supportive space for clients struggling with their day-to-day lives, helping them find the inner resources to cope with such setbacks and disappointments as bereavement, loneliness and relationship breakdown. Casilda has a person-centred approach. This means that she believes strongly in the worth of every individual and in the importance of providing a safe place where people can voice their deepest feelings and feel heard and understood.
Everybody has ups and downs in their lives but sometimes our fears, problems and difficulties can overwhelm us. While many of us turn to friends or family members when times are tough, counselling provides a different kind of space where we can express ourselves freely without fear of judgement, social expectation or evaluations of any kind.
Casilda’s approach is one of deep respect for the client’s dignity combined with a sympathetic understanding of the challenges that life throws at us. She has helped people cope with the pain brought on by the loss of a loved one and the difficulties faced when trying to make relationships work, whether with partners, friends or family members. She is very aware of depression and the helpless feelings it brings, and feels real empathy for those who feel lonely, isolated and disconnected from the world.
Life can be so very difficult to navigate. Many of us wrestle daily with painful, debilitating feelings and experiences, but feel we are unsupported and unheard – that we are very alone. Therapy can sometimes help untangle these difficult emotions, freeing us up to live our lives in a happier and more meaningful way, and grow in confidence and courage.
Casilda is a member of the BACP works with clients for The Awareness Centre’s NHS counselling service in Wandsworth. She is currently working towards a Masters in psychotherapy.
Casilda offers therapy in English and Spanish.