Emerson Bastos

Emerson Bastos

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Islington

Islington N7
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available


I work from home in Islington, close to both Highbury & Islington and Caledonian Rd tube stations. I also see clients online if/when necessary. 

The first appointment of the day starts at 10am and the last is at 6.45pm. 

For availability please let me know what time slot best suits you.

About me and my therapy practice

My approach is to support you in the direction you want to go in relation to yourself, others and life in general. What you want to work on, what you hope to move towards are the focus of our working together. I draw from two main approaches, Gestalt Psychotherapist and Family Constellation. 

Gestalt Psychotherapy looks into what are the personal experiences that are 'getting in the way' of you experiencing life in the way you desire or long for. Family Constellation, on the other hand, looks into what affects us that are not necessarily personal to us but part of the experience of our family of origin members. That nevertheless have a deep affect on us. 

These two approaches are complementary and I draw from the approach that is called for in support of what you are working with. Throughout our time together I'll share with you my approach with you. You being comfortable and knowing what is taking place is paramount. You can ask as many questions as you want and need about any aspect of our meetings. 

My first session

Prior to the first session I'll send you the counselling contract I use. The first session is an opportunity for us to meet, get to know one another and for you to share with me what is/are the motivation to have counselling sessions, your hopes, desires and also any doubt or anxiety you may have about them. If you feel and decide to work with me and agree with the contract we will jointly choose a suitable day of the week and time of day for the sessions to take place.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Groups, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English, Portuguese