Eduardo Bort

Hi, I am Eduardo.

I am a counsellor working with adults and young adults.

Living with high levels of anxiety, shame, or fear for a prolonged period, can negatively affect the way we perceive ourselves and others. It can make you feel misunderstood, lonely, and disconnected from society. Dealing with these symptoms can feel overwhelming. However, having a safe place where you can talk freely can be the first step towards understanding and processing painful emotions.

Whether you wish to explore the past, want to understand current issues, or feel you are ready to make a positive change in your life, we can work together to achieve your goals. I will provide you with a safe space that is free of judgement, where you can talk and learn more about your thoughts and feelings. Through insight, exploration, and adaptation, I can help you to reach greater level of connectedness with yourself and others, feeling hope for the present and future and developing skills to regain better emotional control that will help you to achieve better quality of life.

As a counsellor my theoretical approach is integrative using person centred approaches, psychodynamic and CBT. However, I tend to rely mostly on Cognitive and Behavioural techniques (exploring thoughts, feelings, and behaviours) followed by Solution Focused strategies which will assist you to identify the resources and qualities you have within yourself, those that will help you to overcome positively the issue or issues that brought you in to counselling.

My experience and main interest are working with people experiencing high levels of anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts, ADHD, and borderline personality disorder.

Eduardo Bort – background

My background is mainly in adult mental health and addictions. This has been a journey of more than 20 years that started in Spain and then continued once I moved to Cambridge in 2009. In Spain, I worked with the homeless, drug misuse, people with chronic mental issues and with people with dual diagnosis. Here in Cambridge, for the last 11 years, I have been working with complex cases and for the last three I have been delivering open-ended counselling sessions in the NHS Adult Mental Health Services, for people diagnosed with treatment-resistant schizophrenia.

One of the main things I have learnt during all this time is to respect the courage of the people that sit in front of somebody they don’t know, with the aim of overcoming the issues that don’t allow them to fulfil their goals in life.  This courage will help you to succeed.

I am available for appointments: Mondays and Wednesdays. I speak in Spanish or English.

Venirse a vivir a UK pronto nos hace ver las diferencias de la cultura Española o de países mediterráneos con la cultura Inglesa. El clima, las maneras de relacionarse y también de organizarse  son diferentes.  Problemas personales, de familia o de relación con tu pareja que en España no estaban latentes, pueden surgir de pronto y tomar relevancia por el estrés de adaptarse a una nueva cultura y a un nuevo país.

También pueden aflorar nuevos sentimientos como sentirse solo, triste, sin apoyo, añorar nuestras familias y amigos o problemas de comunicación, no pudiendo expresar exactamente lo que queremos o cómo nos sentimos.

Si te encuentras en una de estas situaciones o estás atravesando  un periodo de baja motivación o baja autoestima  y crees que te beneficiaría poder hablar y expresarte en castellano, te puedo ayudar. En mi experiencia  sé que con el apoyo necesario y pudiendo expresarte en tu propia lengua y tus propios símbolos, con alguien que entiende,  las cosas pueden mejorar. 

 

Eduardo Bort

I have a BA (Hons) in Counselling-Psychotherapy, Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in CBT (Anxiety, Depression Relationships and Pastoral CBT) and an extensive training in personality disorders.  I am a registered member of the BACP.