Is there something holding you back from living
a rich and meaningful life?
Feeling stuck in life is certainly not unusual, and sometimes it requires the help of someone else to bring clarity to what it is you want to your life to be about and what you can do to get there.
If you feel that your mind or emotions are holding you back in life, the first thing to know is that you're not alone. The World Health Organisation suggests that one in four people in the world is struggling with their mental health.
Individuals, businesses and governments all over the world are increasingly realising the importance of taking care of our mental health.
If you think that you could benefit from talking with a professional, those are some of problems I can help you with:
You can expect a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where you can be who you are and share your thoughts and emotions without fear.
Filipe Bastos, MSc
& Founder of
Who am I?
Through my personal experiences, I have always held a strong interest in human suffering and satisfaction. My own anxieties and fears have lead me to pursue a career in this field meaning that I bring not only professional but personal experiences to my work as a therapist. I offer a warm and down to earth approach, and seek to help others to identify what gives them meaning and purpose in their lives as a means of achieving happiness.
My training, education, and experience in the field mean that my work as a therapist is firmly grounded in an understanding of psychological theory and approaches. Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in Brazil, I subsequently pursued my interest in psychology by completing an MSc in psychology at Regent’s University London. I then completed a postgraduate diploma in philosophical counselling before being trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Dr. Russ Harris.
Throughout my 7 years of experience in a one to one setting in both therapy and coaching, I have kept my approach present through engaging with various additional diplomas, including completing an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Diploma,an Emotional Intelligence Diploma, among other trainings.
My interest in Emotional Intelligence led me to create Mindowl.org, a platform dedicated to online courses on Emotional Intelligence that attracted 1500 students in just 6 months of launch.
My approach to therapy:
When you google "therapy" or " counselling" you will be faced with an array of options and it can be hard to determine which approach is right for you. There are many ways of thinking about the human mind, but not all of them has a system for behavioural change that’s grounded in a science-based framework.
This is where my approach is different, it is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness practices. These evidence-based approaches seek to address psychological barriers that prevent us from living a meaningful life. Rather than trying to change how someone thinks, an ACT therapist guides an individual to increase their psychological flexibility and learn to respond more mindfully to their thoughts and emotions in order to take more effective action in their lives.
Psychological Flexibility involves improving your ability to feel and think with openness, to attend voluntarily to your experience of the present moment, and to move your life in directions that are important to you, building habits that allow you to live life in accordance with your values and aspirations.
The ACT approach is also about being open to unwanted thoughts and feelings rather than avoiding or suppressing them. Using mindfulness, this method of Therapy helps you to get out of automatic ways of behaviour, change the way you relate to your feelings and get more clarity in what’s important to you. Although most people now relate mindfulness to meditation, it is a skill that can be developed without the need to formally meditate.
6 steps to meaningful change:
learning how to pay attention to the present moment with openness, flexibility, and curiosity.
Define valued directions
taking the time to clarify what is important to you and what your values are.
Take committed action
helping you to take effective action towards goals that are in line with your values.
Discover a bigger sense of Self
learning to observe, and be in tune with, your thoughts, feelings, and actions and increasing your self-awareness.
learning to be kind to yourself, recognising that goals are not achieved overnight, and realising the temporary nature of many of our experiences.
Use cognitive distancing
learning how to use cognitive distancing to reduce anxiety and negative thought patterns.
We will work to achieve these steps for transformation and change through a variety of ways including psychological education, modelling of helpful attitudes and behaviours, goal setting, exercises, as well as reflection and feedback.
50-minute sessions are
Or book a block of 8 sessions for £49 each
(if money is tight at the moment, I offer a concession fee of £39.
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20-minute free discovery call
If you’re interested in working, or simply want to learn a bit more about myself and my approach, then why not have a free 20 minute initial discovery call?
This gives you the opportunity to tell me what you want to achieve, what's holding you back and learn more about how I can help you to get there.
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