Patricia Almohalla Alvarez

Counselling Psychologist

I hold a Degree in Psychology, I have post graduate training in a humanistic approach as a Gestalt Therapist. I am an EMDR therapist

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I am a registered Counselling Psychologist. The nature of my practice is mainly humanistic although I implement other techniques as well. Throughout the therapeutic process I apply Gestalt Therapy methodology which enable us to focus on our immediate thoughts, feelings and behaviour and to better understand the way we relate to others. And the techniques that I implement: repair scenes and visualizations, relaxation techniques, narrative techniques, projective techniques (paintings), empty chair, dream work, the Enneagram of personality, etc. Since I am a psychologist as well I also utilise cognitive behavioural techniques (CBT) included third wave (ACT and Compassion Focused Therapy, CFT). Furthermore I have completed a Mindfulness Course based on Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and subsequently I also implement Mindfulness techniques with my clients. Moreover I am an EMDR therapist, consequently I possess experience in working with trauma. I am a very compassionate person, supportive and warm who will help you to deal with the difficulties of life. As I am originally from Spain I offer counselling in Spanish and English. Skype and face to face.

AbuseAdjustment DisorderAdoption IssuesAnger Management TherapyAnxietyAttachment TheoryBody Image IssuesCareer CounselingCodependencyCouples CounselingDepressionDissociative Disorder (DD)DivorceDomestic AbuseEating DisorderFamily SystemsFeministHistorical TraumaInfertilityInterpersonalKleptomaniaLGBTQ IssuesLoss or GriefMindfulness-basedOCDParentingPersonal GrowthPostpartumPregnancy (Prenatal Mental Health)Premarital CounselingPsychodynamicPTSDRacial IdentityRelationalRelationship / Marriage IssuesSelf-EsteemSexual AbuseSocial PhobiaTranspersonalTraumaWomen’s Issues

Integrative&Humanistic trauma informed approach. I use CBT (especially ACT and Compassion Focused Therapy, CFT), Gestalt therapy and EMDR.

I have great experience in private practice, charity sector and NHS working with adults and couples. I have worked for NHS IAPT services and I currently work part-time with adult complex mental needs (trauma, psychosis) in the NHS.

Type of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy (CT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Narrative
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychology
Client Type
Type of Session
Fixed TermLong Term (Face to Face)Online TherapyShort Term (Face to Face)SkypeTelephone