Aline Xavier

Aline Xavier

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London SW17
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I'm an integrative therapist, which means I work differently with each client, drawing on different elements of theory and practice to create a way of working that is unique to the presenting needs. I have been trained in a broad spectrum of approaches and techniques that allow me to do this effectively. For example, I may combine solutions-focused therapy (which is future-focused and goal-oriented) with narrative therapy (which separates the person from the problem, allowing the client to safely confront issues from the past) to create a tailored approach. My passion is for clients to experience change, healing and gain a deep understanding of themselves through the therapeutic process.

I seek to create a safe and non-judgemental space where the therapy takes place through a warm and genuine relationship, assisting the client in developing healthier and more sustainable self-support and external support systems. My work with clients includes working managing depression and anxiety, relationship breakdown, loss and bereavement, post-abortion grief, social anxiety, and identity change. I also work with couples, where work includes managing conflict, supporting communication, and over-coming barriers to sex and intimacy.

I am tutor and supervisor on the CPCAB Counselling Diploma for Heart and Mind, and recently co-founded the Network for Younger Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Prior to therapeutic work I was a lecturer for the Open University, teaching on their Mental Health and Community and Supporting Wellbeing in Children and Young People modules. I live in Tooting, SW London with my husband and two children, and can regularly be found strolling South London parks with reusable coffee cup in hand!

Practice description

I am currently only working online, via Zoom, or on the phone. 

My first session

The initial consultation is an explorative session, that doesn't lock clients into therapy, but helps them to work out whether we are a viable therapeutic match. Here I will ask some questions about what brings you to therapy,  and what differences you would like to see in life as a result of therapy. During this session I also explain how I work, and give you the opportunity to ask questions you might have. The initial consultation is charged at the standard fee rate according to my sliding scale (details available at 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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

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