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About Me

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My Background

My name is Irving D'Mello.  I am a full-time MBACP Registered Integrative Counsellor &  Psychotherapist and hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (Level 7).

I'm born, brought up, and based in London.  I know first hand the detrimental effects pain and suffering can have on the mind, body, and spirit, and relationships, work, and life.

I found psychotherapy to be a deeply valuable part of my journey towards understanding, healing, and wholeness.

In addition to Counselling and Psychotherapy, I have a background in Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta.  I am also trained in Mindfulness-based therapies.

Qualifications

  • Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (Level 7), Psychosynthesis Trust in London

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Teacher Training, University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre

I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework, have full professional insurance, attend regular supervision, and continuing professional development.

My Approach

 

Research shows that the most important factor in therapy is whether you trust and feel safe with your counsellor.

I believe in working relationally and collaboratively, in an open, curious, and deeply respectful way. Together we can develop ways of expressing, making sense of, and finding a way through whatever is happening and however you are feeling.  This might include discovering and coming into relationship with your trauma, wounding, conflicts, and patterns of behaviour, towards understanding, healing, change, and a sense of wholeness, at your own pace.

As an Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist, I draw on a variety of psychological approaches.  These include Psychoanalytic, Person-centred, Cognitive-Behavioural, Neuro-Affective, Existential, and Transpersonal.  I also call upon Philosophy, Mythology, and the Arts. 

 

Creative methods are available to support our work, such as free drawing, guided imagery, writing and journaling, dialogic chair work, somatic nervous system and body work, dream work, Jungian archetypes, subpersonalities, visualisations, mindfulness, meditations, and more.

Psychosynthesis

Psychosynthesis is an experiential, depth psychotherapy that takes a holistic approach, which includes your whole being - mind, body, feelings, and context.  It can be deeply beneficial and liberating if you are undergoing an intense or difficult stage on your life’s journey.  To find out more visit The Psychosynthesis Trust