Emmett de Monterey: Psychotherapist and Counsellor
M.A. PGDip ADip BACP Reg: 742731
Sometimes it is very dificult to make sense of our lives and to understand the circumstances and factors that brought us to where we are today and what the future holds. A sense that change is necessary is common, and therapy can facilitate understanding and unlock the power to choose and to develop the confidence to enjoy and meet the challenges of life.
Psychotherapy offers a safe and confidential relationship where you can explore any difficulty or life challenge in a supportive and constructive way. Rather than give advice the aim is for you and your therapist to work collaboratively, in order to uncover the underlying cause of challenges. Greater understanding of your behaviours and choices can give you the insight and tools to change, and ultimately live more fully.
I am a fully qualified and registered therapist working in Chelsea, London with a number of years experience working with adults across a variety of settings. I offer regular long term or time limited counselling and psychotherapy. I am particularly able to help with addiction and substance misuse, bereavement, and specialise in helping people dealing with disabilities or post traumatic injury.
I trained for six years in the main schools of humanistic, existential and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The majority of my training was completed at Regents University, London, but I have studied systemic therapy at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.
The broad base of my training means that I am able to draw on a number of different perspectives, and can work with you in a way which best addresses your individual needs.
It can feel like a big step to contact a therapist, but an initial consultation will give you the opportunity to meet with me, and ask questions about the process. We can then decide if we would like to work together, and whether our work will be for an agreed number of sessions, or in a longer term, open ended way.
The areas in which I specialise are
- Depression, anxiety and stress.
- Addiction, behaviour and substance abuse.
- Relationship, sexuality and gender issues.
- Loss, bereavement or serious illness.
- Disability, acquired or lifelong.
- Sexuality and Gender issues.
Post qualification I have worked in private practice and in a variety of different settings, including a high security custodial facility, an LGBT counselling service in East London, a private rehabilitation clinic, and a large corporate employee counselling service.
I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am bound by their ethical framework and code of practice.
My fees are £50 for a 50 minute session.
Reduced fee sessions are sometimes available for students, or those on low incomes.
Please feel free to contact me for further information.
Nearest Tube: Sloane Square or South Kensington.
Buses: 11, 19, 319, 22.