A bit about me
My name is Ernesto L. Brea and I am a UK-qualified BACP accredited and registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties. I am fully bilingual in English and Spanish.
I have over 14 years of consulting room experience in Central London and my practice has now moved fully online in response to the global pandemic. Over the years I have gained a wide range of experience helping people from diverse backgrounds, including sexual and minority ethnic groups, working privately and with various organisations, including the NHS.
I am a Certified Cyber Therapist, granted by the Online Therapy Institute, which means I am fully trained in carrying out psychotherapy sessions specifically online.
My clients include busy professionals and digital nomads, those based in London and other parts of the UK, as well as those travelling professionally or for leisure. What connects them all is that they want to work on their personal issues regularly and in privacy, with the convenience of joining the session from wherever they might be at that moment.
- BSc (Honours) degree in Psychotherapy from Roehampton University, London
- Postgraduate Diploma in Attachment Studies from Wimbledon Guild, London
- Certified Cyber Therapist by The Online Therapy Institute
- Accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
How I work
During the initial sessions I would like to get to know you and understand what has become unmanageable for you.
I would be interested to hear about various aspects of your life, including your current and or past experiences, meaningful people in your life, your interests and aspirations. My aim is to provide you with a therapeutic relationship where you feel supported and understood and help you gain a deeper insight of how you relate to yourself and other people.
Although I am humanistic and work integratively, I have a particular interest in attachment studies, which means I can help you gain a sophisticated understanding of your own attachment style, which I view a vital component to help you improve your relationships.
I'm experienced working with:
- BUPA International
Issues I often work in my practice
- Anxiety / over-preocupation
- Difficulty making and maintaining relationships.
- Childhood trauma
- Feelings of underachievement
- Difficulty managing emotions
- Difficulties relating to sexuality
- Shame, guilt, punitive self talk.
- Lacking confidence, low self esteem
- Making significant life changes
- Relationship difficulties (partner, family, friend or co-worker)
- Work-related issues
About online therapy
Online therapy is a convenient opportunity for connection and healing for those who find face-to-face treatment impossible or difficult. This could be because of location, commute or due to it being emotionally challenging. It can also give flexibility to those with busy schedules or regularly travelling.
Limitations of online therapy
Remember that online therapy is not recommended for those at risk of committing suicide or who are in acute crisis. If you are feeling suicidal or are in immediate danger Befriender's International offers crisis resources worldwide.
What is required?
For best results you will need a private space with a good Internet connection. You can connect either with a computer or a mobile device. Good quality headset is recommended for added quality and privacy. Sessions are conducted securely and fully encrypted over Zoom, Skype or Doxy.
"Im so happy to have your support, Ernesto. It has been the best decision I've made, every Wednesday I feel stronger, and encouraged."
"I can't thank you enough, Ernesto, for your help and support in what has been, as you know, a momentous two years for me."
"Further to my previous therapy with you I felt your expertise helped enormously one year ago. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and care when I felt most vulnerable."
If you're ready to arrange your initial session, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me using the email form or via WhatsApp. I aim to get back to any queries within 24 hours.
The fee for a one-hour online therapy session ranges from £60 to £80 (depending on your circumstances). Please contact me for further information.
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