Casilda has completed a Masters in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at Roehampton University and sees private clients at the Awareness Centre in Tooting on a Friday morning. She offers long-term and short-term therapy.
Casilda recognises that it isn’t always easy to talk to friends or family when you’re feeling lonely, sad or overwhelmed. She aims to offer a gentle, supportive environment where clients can express their thoughts and feelings without fear of being judged or pressurised. She sees therapy as a warm, collaborative process that can help clients grow in confidence and self-awareness. Over time she works with clients to explore their problems, gain an understanding of how they experience life and identify what matters most to them.
Her approach is based on an understanding that building secure relationships in which we feel valued and understood is crucial to our wellbeing, as is learning to manage the critical thoughts that tell us we’re not good enough. Casilda works with clients to explore these issues and empower them to deepen their connections with others and make positive changes to their lives.
As an integrative therapist, Casilda draws on different ideas and techniques, depending on the client’s needs. Her approach is person-centred in that it recognises the deep worth of every individual. She also takes a psychodynamic perspective that’s designed to help clients understand how their early-life experiences might have shaped them.
With a background in mainstream media, Casilda has a particular interest in work-related stress and the anxious, vulnerable feelings this can trigger. As a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care, she specialises in bereavement and loss. In addition to this, she has experience of working with NHS clients with a wide range of issues that includes relationship difficulties and low self-esteem.