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 adhere to the BACP code of ethics.
I work with pre-teens, adolescents, young adults and adults. I have been working with a diverse range of clients since 2018 when I first started seeing clients my experience as counsellor has been in school settings, independent mental health charities. Currently I see Portuguese and Italians speakers IAPT clients in South London I am also a counselling coordinator in a women’s charity in Harrow and I work with my private clients.
My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths; I provide a safe non-judgemental space, online 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?
As an Integrative counsellor in a nutshell my approach allows me to use different tools to better help you to explore your past and or present, relationships with self and others and if needed help you to connect some dots and find some clarity in why you may do things in a certain way, allowing you to change if that is what you want.
In my sessions we can use a range of techniques such as: games, role play, drawing, crafts, mindfulness, self-acceptance exercises, blobs/ feelings pictures, solution focus exercises ( CBT) and videos and or music; etc as long as you want to use them, as the base of my work is client -centred - You know what is best for you even if right now you do not feel that you do.
I offer an initial free telephone or video call conversation, get in touch.
MY COACHING STORY
I’ve been working as Counsellor since 2018, helping my clients achieve their personal and professional goals. The essence of my work is to facilitate self-growth by helping you identify the core challenges and setbacks in your life, so that you can overcome them with confidence. I then realized that many of my clients would benefit more of Life coaching sessions rather tham counselling sessions.
and here we are!
My philosophy for achieving success for my coaching clients is simple – if you believe you can do it I can help you get it.