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If you are in an immediate crisis and feel at risk of harm then please immediately contact any of the following:


Samaritans: 116 123

NHS Direct: 0845 4647


Or visit your nearest A&E department and ask to see the duty psychiatrist.

"That which is damaged in relationship must also be healed within 

relationship; character can only truly be transformed through relationship,

not through solitary practice" (Stephen Cope, 2000:144)


My name is Diego Avila and I hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling. I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) currently working towards accreditation, and fully uphold their Ethical Framework.


My integrative counselling model uses elements of Psychodynamic as well as Humanistic theory models in order to facilitate the work we do in the therapy room. In addition, I may also use elements from other approaches such as Attachment Theory, Transactional Analysis and Jungian symbolism and dream exploration.


During my training I volunteered at Teddington-based charity RUILS, which supports people with physical and cognitive disabilities towards independent living. As part of this placement I predominantly worked with parents and carers of disabled children dealing with elements of anxiety, depression and relationship issues.


Other areas I take interest in are grief, loss and bereavement, sexual identity and LGBT+ community issues.