Robert Ferreira

Robert Ferreira

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07951 777601

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Therapist - Erith

Erith DA8
07951 777601
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Hi, my name is Robert Ferreira and as a qualified Integrative Counsellor, I have experienced how life can be challenging, demanding and sometimes just hard, so we may feel the time is right to focus on ourselves and our mental health or maybe something from the past, present or uncertain future.

I work in an Integrative manner which allows me to draw on knowledge and skills from various counselling approaches based on your individual circumstances in order to provide the most effective and personalised therapy for your needs.

Please feel free to e-mail me or call if you need to know more or set up your first session.

Counselling online:

I am currently only offering online video or telephone counselling due to COVID-19 restrictions but can offer face-to-face sessions at my practice in Erith DA8 once restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so.

The Pandemic has changed the scope of counselling, possibly for the long-term, this could mean working with clients online indefinitely should you wish to do so. This has been a challenging time, however, I have been pleased with how well working online has worked so far, provided we ensure it is safe and convenient for you. I believe a therapeutic space is very much possible, but I will guide you through how this can best be achieved,

Online counselling may prove more flexible and convenient for you, but I am happy to discuss any concerns or questions.

Practice description

Counselling is your time to talk in a confidential, non-judgemental environment. Often people seek counselling for a specific reason such as a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety, to discuss something from the past or relationship or work issues (or indeed any combination of these).

Drawing on my core modalities of Person-Centred and Psychodynamic therapies, we can work together on understanding why these issues are presenting as well as exploring ways to overcome them or provide you with the tools to address what you may face.

I may also introduce other techniques, drawing on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) or Solution-focused therapy. I am an eclectic practitioner and working Integratively allows me to not be limited to a particular theory or technique but use them in a combination unique to your presenting issue.

I feel that counselling works best with a collaborative relationship in a safe, open, compassionate environment. At times counselling may be challenging and is a commitment, and at other times very fulfilling, but ultimately, we will work together to provide you emotional support and guidance through these difficult times or specific mental health issues.

Please note that I believe that for counselling to work best, sessions initially should be weekly until we can agree together on a different frequency.

I have experience working with a diverse group of clients from many cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds with a wide variety of issues.

My first session

New to counselling?

If you haven’t had counselling before, I would recommend that our first session acts as a no-obligation consultation session, charged at the standard rate, where we can explore whether counselling is right for you, what your expectations are and whether you feel we can work together.

Had counselling before?

We can use the first session to establish how I can help you and whether you feel we can work together.

The first session allows us to work together on self-exploration to establish what you hope to gain from counselling, whether we can work together and what is achievable. Often it is useful to have a clear goal or objective in mind to ensure you are getting the most from the work, but that isn’t essential. At other times you may want to be spontaneous, there is no right or wrong.

Please feel free to e-mail me or call if you need to know more or set up your first session.

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling