Anxiety, worries, overthinking, self-esteem, self-harm, bulling, depression, anger management, loss and bereavement, attachment issues, withdraw and feelings of what is the point, family and life transitions, such as: divorce, starting secondary school, starting university, cultural issues, sexual identity, addiction, eating disorders, sleeping issues and trauma.
Hello, my name is Dafiny Alves I am an integrative counsellor, certified anxiety and trauma practitioner, I am also a member of the BACP and I conform to the BACP code of ethics. I have been working for years with young people, children and their parents.
I currently work in a young people counselling agency and have my private practice.
I speak Portuguese and Italian and I can counselling in those languages.
I work with children from 11 years old, adolescents, young people and adults.
My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths; I provide a safe non-judgemental space, virtual or face to face, where clients are made to feel valued, understood, listened to and free to express and explore any concern.
How do I do that?
I will help you to explore your past and present/ relationships and if needed to connect some dots and in doing that bringing more self awareness to yourself and also as part of the therapeutic relationship we can use a range of technics such as: games, role play, drawing, crafts, mindfulness, blobs pictures, solution focus exercises ( CBT), etc as long the client wants to use them, as the base of my work is client -centred.
On my service page there is some videos, and self help sheets, that I use with my clients.