Carles Vila

Counselor. Integrative therapist, Madrid, Spain
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Anxiety
  • Creative Process
  • Crisis & Trauma
€70 /Session

My Approach

I was born in Barcelona, a city for which I feel a deep emotional attachment and where I lived throughout my childhood. I later lived in Los Angeles, USA and now in Madrid with my wife and children. I work at Alcea Psicologia where I belong to a group of highly motivated and telented therapist...
I was born in Barcelona, a city for which I feel a deep emotional attachment and where I lived throughout my childhood. I later lived in Los Angeles, USA and now in Madrid with my wife and children. I work at Alcea Psicologia where I belong to a group of highly motivated and telented therapists commited to the growth process of our clients. I believe in the natural inner strength of human beings and their ability to find their own way to grow, improve and overcome life crisis.
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About Carles

I work with adults, individually and in groups. With my clients we work as a team, together, with openess, curiostity and a shared desire to understand. We both discover the aspects of my clients’ life that are making it difficult for my client to feel good and follow through. We look into wh...
I work with adults, individually and in groups. With my clients we work as a team, together, with openess, curiostity and a shared desire to understand. We both discover the aspects of my clients’ life that are making it difficult for my client to feel good and follow through. We look into what has lead him or her to that point so we can both then manage what needs to change, how to change it and find the ways that are respectful of my clients integrity for that change to happen. In group therapy we also include tools of the expressive and audiovisual arts.

I offer therapy in Spanish, English and Catalan.

The pillars of my work are Integrative Humanistic Counselling, Transactional Analysis (which holds part of the theoretical bodywork), Gestalt therapy (which offers a dynamic style to the process), Bowlby’s Attachment Theory and Grief Processes (that include the body in the therapy process). I also work with the Internal Family System theory and with Brainspotting, a revolutionary neuroscientific tool both for the treatment and integration of trauma and the development of professional potential in the areas of sports and creativity.

Mi approach to therapy is integrative of the person and all of his or her emotional parts and aspects. I work with an open attitude, respecfull of the belief system of my client, his or her personal rythm and needs.

As an integrative therapist I get continued supervision with qualified and credited integrative therapists in order to offer my clients an objective and focused treatment. I am in constant training, nurturing a “creative attitude” and growing professionally. People are important to me and with my work I want to contribute in making a valuable and significant contribution to this world.
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Education

  • Master’s Degree in Integrative Humanistic Counseling (University of Alcalá (Madrid), Instituto Galene of Psychotherapy (Madrid)
  • Two year training program in Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapy, Instituto Galene of Psychotherapy (Madrid)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
  • Certified Brainspotting practitioner.
  • Currently enrolled in the Psychology Degree of Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) *Professional Development Training in Integrative Psychotherapy and Trauma Reprocessing at the Instituto de Desarrollo Humano Alecés (Barcelona).
  • Continued training and supervision in Integrative Psychotherapy at Psian Psychologists, Madrid. *Training and supervision workshops with Richard Erskine, Ray Little and Mario Marrone.
  • Certified Reiki practitioner.
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Film Directing, from the American Film Institute (Los Angeles, USA). Certificate Degree in Film Producing from the New York University (NYU). Certificate Degree in Advanced Film Directing from the University of Southern California (USC)

Experience

  • Counselor therapist at Alcea Psicologia Madrid (www.alceapsicologia.com)
  • Counselor therapist at private practice in Madrid (www.carlesvila.com)
  • Counseling member and part of the Board of Directors of the Association of Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapy and Counseling of Spain (APHICE) (www.aphice.org).
  • Lecturer at the 3rd Conference on Psychology and Audiovisual Arts at the Psychologysts Association of Madrid, COP.
  • Creator of the AAA (self-knowledge emotional on-going training for professional actors)
  • Teacher and facilitator of therapeutic emotional workshops for professional actors (Acting with freedom, Acting with trust) who want to explore the process of true personality-character creating, creative blocks, inner resistance, difficulties with reaching one’s vulnerability, self esteem, presence, trust and creativity.
  • Film director of national fiction series, movies for television and commercials in Spain. Amongst them the spanish adaptations of “ER” and Walt Disney’s Studios “Ghost Whisperer”.
Berlín, 5 Duplicado
28028 Madrid