As a therapist I endeavour to provide for my clients a secure base; this allows them to develop trust in the therapeutic relationship and process.

How I work

I am a UKCP and BACP registered psychotherapist with an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from Regents College London. I developed my clinical experience in two major NHS hospitals in central London, and have extensive work experience in community-based mental health services.

My private practice is based on the Integrative model of psychotherapy, therefore I bring together concepts and ideas from the Humanistic and Psychodynamic traditions.

My cross-cultural life experiences provide individuals with a sensitivity towards relocation issues, bilingualism, and cultural diversity. I am bilingual in English and Italian and offer therapy in both languages.

I firmly believe that the working relationship between client and practitioner is key to an effective outcome. Providing a safe and confidential space helps a person to explore and formulate new ways of approaching life.

I have experience working with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationships, parenting, loss, and cultural issues.

As our first contact, I offer a free 10-minute phone consultation. This can help us understand if making an appointment is appropriate. I provide clear guidelines on how I work and will answer any queries one might have about the process of psychotherapy.

I offer therapy face to face and/or online.

Women’s Mental Health and Maternity

In conjunction to my general psychotherapy practice, I offer for women with a focus on issues around maternity, lactation, postnatal depression and infertility.c I have worked for many years on a maternity ward in a large NHS hospital Trust. I developed and ran mother and baby groups, both community based and private.

The experience gathered over the years has made me keenly aware of the emotional challenges women face during the transition to parenthood.

I can offer bespoke sessions focusing on birth trauma, breastfeeding, fertility issues and post-natal depression.

Parenting and sexuality

Rarely do we speak about sexuality and maternity. Parenting and all it’s demands can affect our intimacy and the relationship with our partner.

I provide a safe space to explore the changes that can occur to our bodies, energy level and life style after becoming a parent.

Breastfeeding and Psychotherapy

Many women struggle to achieve their breastfeeding goals and often have to compromise or end the feeding relationship prematurely. When this happens mothers can have feelings of failure, grief and depression.

As a woman’s psychotherapist and lactation consultant, I am uniquely qualified to support women at this difficult time and help acquire an understanding of the feeding experience. This process can be helpful for the whole family. Mothers, if they wish, can come to the session with the baby.

Please feel free to contact me and arrange an initial phone consultation.


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Training and qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy, Regents College
  • MA in Social Science
  • BS in Education
  • IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)
  • Certificate in Psychosexual Studies

Address

Celia Gould
Flat 1
27 Compayne Gardens
London NW6 3DD
Tel. 07771370219

Please note that there is off street parking at this address

Contact Me

Please contact me by email at [email protected] if you’d like more information.

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