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Sandra Zecevic-Gonzalez
Registered Counselling Psychologist in Ealing

Registered Counselling Psychologist Sandra Zecevic-Gonzalez

Consulting Rooms (by appointment)

Full address provided upon booking, Castlebar Park
Ealing
London
W5 1BU

General Availability

  • Weekday Daytimes
  • Weekends

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Professional Titles

  • British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Psychotherapist
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) and Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Counselling Psychologist

Summary

Counselling, Psychology and Psychotherapy in Ealing, London

  • Individual £75 - 60 minutes
Payment Methods Accepted: Bank Transfer, Cash, Cheque, Paypal
Languages: English, Spanish

Issues Covered

  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Bereavement
  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (ME)
  • Depression
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep Problems
  • Stress


Therapies

  • Psychotherapy
  • Counselling
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative Therapy
  • Relational Therapy


Private Health Insurance Registrations

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • BUPA
  • CIGNA
  • PruHealth
  • Simplyhealth



Gender

Female

More Detail

Over 9 Years Post-Accreditation Experience

Welcome. I am Sandra Zecevic-Gonzalez. I'm an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) psychotherapist, an accredited and registered counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered counselling psychologist - I support individuals with their psychological health. I hold private, public and voluntary sector experience as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) psychotherapist, a counsellor and psychotherapist and a counselling psychologist. My interest involves Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and panic disorder, as well as the particular issues faced by men and women.

What to Expect

An introductory assessment appointment helps you to discover if you are comfortable with me, discuss what worries you, ask questions, understand confidentiality, and assess if therapy could help you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange an initial assessment appointment in Ealing, London.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioural therapy concentrates on how your thoughts affect your emotions and actions. It recognises and addresses unhelpful thoughts which perpetuate the problems you experience. The objective of cognitive behavioural therapy is for you to experience healthier thoughts and feelings.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) suggests CBT for anorexia nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), bulimia nervosa, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (ME), depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Counselling

Counselling centres on listening to you, and assisting you. You determine what issue concerning your childhood or adult life you discuss. The objective of counselling is to enable you to talk about a problem and discover a solution which is appropriate for you.

Integrative Therapy

Integrative therapy selects therapies to suit your preferences and the issues you experience. It considers your subjective experience and choices. An aim of integrative therapy is to help you advance your self-understanding.

Psychology

Psychology is interested in you and your mind, feelings and behaviour. It offers you psychological treatments and mental health support. The objective of psychological therapy is to help you alleviate symptoms.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you gaining insight into the difficulties you confront. It explores your thoughts, emotions and relevant moments in your history. Psychotherapy intends to help you change or find suitable methods of coping.

Relational Therapy

Relational therapy focuses on how you communicate with people. It facilitates your openness about the issues you experience. An objective of relational therapy is to help you recognise beneficial ways of communicating.

Thoughts on Mental Health

People suffering with mental health problems are often sensitive and may possibly read into what you are saying - and what you are trying not to say - so being honest and genuine is my suggestion. Stating the obvious is okay, as long as you normalise the not-so-pleasant emotion and let your friend or loved one know that you love them in spite of it. So you could say something like: 'I can see you are sad, we all get sad sometimes. Maybe we just need to figure out, or try to understand, what is keeping you sad for so long, so we can do something about it and you can feel better soon.'
Read More: What you could say to someone with mental health problems
According to recent reports, 'What is anxiety?' was the 8th most searched 'what is' question of 2014 on Google UK. Seven out of the top ten 'what is' questions involved health-related topics: 'What is Ebola?', 'What is Autism?', 'What is Gluten?' and so on. The fact that anxiety made it onto the list is hardly surprising, since it is the most commonly experienced mental health condition. Anxiety manifests itself sometimes as incessant worry, other times as panic, but fear and an intolerance of uncertainty are usually at the core of anxiety. Its physical symptoms evoke the 'Flight or Fight' response: breathlessness, increased blood pressure and heart rate, tension of muscles, sweating, slowing of the digestive and immune systems and difficulty concentrating. We all experience anxiety, fear, worry or panic, especially living in a fast-paced, constantly changing and competitive society like ours. The body uses anxiety to help the mind recognise a potential threat and find a way to stay safe. It is when anxiety or worry occur on a consistent, severe and oftentimes permanent basis, that they become unhealthy ? not just emotionally but physically.
Read More: Your questions answered: What is anxiety?
Along with the glitter of Christmas, come the not-so-sparkling worries about money. It's a time of the year when many people take expensive sun holidays to break up the dark winter, while others purchase countless Christmas presents for family and friends and engage in extra socialising and spending. This can all add up financially and, come January, when it's time to pay those credit cards, reality hits. If you are struggling with mental health problems, this can be a challenging time. Assessing your priorities and establishing boundaries for yourself (and others) can be highly challenging for everyone, especially if you're struggling with existing emotional difficulties. Therapy may help you feel brave enough to stand up to the pressure to overspend and be extravagant with your resources. Learning to say 'NO', finding more creative (and less expensive) ways of enjoying the holiday season, and daring to be sensible can be some of the best and most rewarding gifts you can offer yourself (and your loved ones, in the long-run) at this time.
Read More: 7 ways therapy can help you have a mentally healthy Christmas
CBT is the current treatment of choice for depression in the NHS. It can help you to become your own therapist and give you some tools to manage the problem. The treatment initially involves developing an understanding of how your thoughts and behaviours contribute to depression. The key is in identifying negative thoughts and patterns of behaviour (such as socially isolating yourself, addictive behaviours, reducing activity levels and especially disengaging from enjoyable activities) that maintain a negative cycle. Most people benefit from the 16-24 sessions for depression, recommended by NICE. Challenging negative beliefs and changing unhelpful behaviours can take time, so the length of treatment for depression will vary depending on who you are, your circumstances, support systems, severity, and how long you have been struggling with it. An important part of therapy is developing a good working alliance with your therapist - in other words, feeling heard, in tune and safe with them.
Read More: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as a treatment for depression

Clinical Qualifications

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Counselling Psychologist since November 2011
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) Counsellor and Psychotherapist since April 2009 (Registered since December 2009)
  • Master of Science
    Counselling Psychology
    University of Surrey and Roehampton University (UK)
    March 2009
  • British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Psychotherapist since January 2007

I abide by the Standards of Conduct Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Standards of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Location Detail


My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

West Ealing, Ealing Broadway, Ealing, Hanger Lane, Perivale, Hanwell, Middlesex, Greenford, Brent, Wembley, Acton, Harlesden, Southall, Northolt, Brentford, Gunnersbury, Kensal Rise, Kew, Norwood Green, Chiswick

Nearest Train Stations

  • Castle Bar Park (0.7 miles)
  • West Ealing (0.7 miles)
  • Drayton Green (0.9 miles)
  • Ealing Broadway (1 miles)
  • South Greenford (1 miles)
  • Hanwell (1.3 miles)
  • Greenford (1.8 miles)
  • Sudbury & Harrow Road (2 miles)
  • Wembley Central (2.1 miles)
  • Acton Main Line (2.2 miles)


Nearest London Underground Tube Stations

  • Ealing Broadway (0.9 miles)
  • Perivale (0.9 miles)
  • Hanger Lane (1 miles)
  • North Ealing (1.2 miles)
  • Park Royal (1.3 miles)


Wheelchair access: Yes

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Consulting Room of London Registered Counselling Psychologist Sandra Zecevic-Gonzalez

Updated 28 November 2016