English Speaking Therapy and Counselling in Madrid

Welcome

Are you having a hard time? Maybe you are struggling with feelings of sadness, depression or anxiety? Perhaps you are feeling stuck in a dysfunctional relationship and don’t know what to do. I am here to help. I use evidence-based psychodynamic cognitive behavioural and holistic therapies to promote healing and recovery. Therapy offers comfort and an opportunity to find new and improved ways to live the life you want.

Call or email now to book an initial consultation free of charge. I work exclusively with English speaking clients. My therapy practice is located in the central Retiro area of Madrid.

Call +34 629 098 678
or email patrice@englishtherapymadrid.com

How can therapy help you?

• Gain a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values.
• Find resolutions to the issues or concerns that overwhelm your mind.
• Learn new ways to cope with stress and anxiety.
• Manage anger, grief, depression and other emotional pressures.
• Improve communication and listening skills to improve your relationships.
• Change old behaviour patterns that are not serving you.
• Discover new ways to solve problems in your family, relationship or marriage.
• Improve your self-esteem and boost self-confidence.
• Understand addictive behaviours.

My approach

My objective is to help people find solutions to life´s troubling issues in a respectful and caring way. It is important to feel heard and understood. Together we can explore the underlying dynamics that brought you to this point and begin to implement the changes you need to reach a higher sense of self-awareness and inner peace.

After gaining training in most techniques of counselling and psychotherapy, it is my belief that the Integrative therapy approach is best suited to dealing with my client’s issues. This means that I select the method of therapy according to a client’s needs. Integrative Therapy is a therapy method expressly tailored to you as a unique individual.

The Integrative Therapy approach I use is intended to integrate the mind and body to promote a healthy wholeness. I use elements of the following therapeutic methods:

Individual Therapy

• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy looks to change cognitive distortions and correct dysfunctional thoughts
• Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy teaches ways of regulating attention to build awareness of thoughts and feelings without judgement
• Systematic Desensitization therapy is used in treatment to relieve symptoms of phobias and anxiety
• Psychodynamic Therapy borrows from the psychoanalytic model which involves examining the subconscious with insight and depth
• Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy addresses anxiety and defences in order to bolster emotional processing and to free patients from distressing symptoms and stuck patterns
• Acceptance and Commitment Therapy helps people accept what is out of their control and commit to actions that will enhance their life

Couples Therapy

• Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy works to access and reprocess the emotional responses underlying the couples negative experiences in order to journey from alienation and blame to openness and responsiveness

My style is interactive and I provide a safe, secure, non-judgmental atmosphere.

Specialties

I have served to help individuals, couples, and families overcome a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, and to develop useful skills to improve communication in relationships, parenting techniques, and overall quality of life.

  • Individual

    Depression - Do you feel sad, lethargic, heartbroken, exhausted, powerless, moody, worthless? Are you frustrated that nothing goes your way?
    Insecure - Are you tired of feeling unappreciated, disrespected, lonely, guilty, hurt or bullied into doing things you don’t want to do? Is your self-esteem contingent on what other people think?
    Anxiety - Do you feel stressed, overwhelmed, nervous or fearful? Do you worry about the same thing for days? Did you ever feel you were having a panic attack?
    Trauma/PTSD - Are you having distressing flashbacks, emotional numbness, annoyance, avoidance or difficulty sleeping?
    Grief - Are you finding it difficult to grieve and still function in your life. Are you wondering how you will ever stop feeling sad?
  • Couple

    Is your relationship experiencing distress, infidelity, difficulty with cultural differences? If you’ve decided it’s time for a change in the way you relate to your partner, therapy can provide you with tools to find a higher level of love and connection.
  • Family

    Is your family facing issues with addiction, mental health, child delinquency, death, birth of a child, parenting or step-parenting?

About me

Education

I am a Canadian psychotherapist with a Masters degree in clinical psychology. I studied at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada) and Pepperdine University (Los Angeles, CA), graduating with honours in both.

Experience

Counsellor at the San Fernando Valley Counselling Center in Los Angeles helping the community with a variety of issues including relationship counselling, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anger, and divorce.

Resident Assistant at PCH Treatment Center (Psychological Care and Healing), an in-patient psychological care facility. I provided support to clients experiencing Bipolar Disorder, Depression or Borderline Personality Disorder.

In addition, I volunteered at the Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre in Vancouver and The Free Arts for Abused Children organization in Los Angeles.

*It's important for me to stay current regarding new techniques and ideas therefore I consult regularly with professional peers to provide objectivity and feedback.

Personal

I moved to Madrid from Los Angeles in 2014. Previous to that I lived in Vancouver, Canada.

Contact Me

It is essential to find a therapist you feel comfortable with. I offer potential clients a chance to meet for the first consultation free-of-charge to see if we are a good fit to work together towards your goals.

Rates

Individuals - 70 euros
Couples - 85 euros

Reduced rate services are based on financial need.

To make an appointment or ask questions please call / text +34 629 098 678 or email patrice@englishtherapymadrid.com

I am located in the center of Madrid.