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Eyal. Therapy in Barcelona Collaborating Therapist in His Own Words.

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eyal

I provide a safe and empathetic space in which you can free yourself from barriers and grow.

Fill in the intake form if you need to reach out.

welcome!

My name is Eyal, and I’m a therapist from Israel.

Three years ago, love brought me to Barcelona. I came to live with my Catalan partner after years of having a long-distance relationship. 

I have been a therapist for people from varying contexts and with diverse needs. Now, in multicultural Barcelona, I feel lucky to continue my work with people from different backgrounds and cultures.

English, Hebrew, Spanish

Adults, Couples, Families

BA Social Work, MA Family and Couple Therapy, Accreditation Relational Psychotherapy, Family Therapy School Hospital de Sant Pau (currently completing)

What does working with me feel like?

I offer an authentic, empathic, and honest space. You will feel understood and validated. Starting therapy can be challenging and I strive to help you feel comfortable and safe so you can express what you need.

We will focus on your strengths. We’ll explore how these can be harnessed to create positive change in your life. It is normal to feel overwhelmed or fragile at times. You won’t be defined by your problems or concerns.

I offer you active and direct, but respectful and empathic feedback. To grow, we need a mirror, so we can understand and confront our fears and challenges bravely, within a safe and patient space. I will be your mirror.

We will start with hope. I believe that you have the ability to take charge of your life and make the decisions that can transform you and your direction. 

I’m a Relational Therapist. I take a Systemic, Psychodynamic and Existential approach. I believe we never act alone but are always part of some interaction or context.

Who do I help?

Individuals

Life Direction, adjustment to living abroad, identity issues, anxiety, stress, relationship and social difficulties, loss, self-esteem, emotional regulation, anger issues or violence, and more.

Individual therapy provides a safe, confidential, and comfortable space where you can express yourself about any psychological or social challenge that might be limiting you in life or causing you suffering or crisis.

Couples

Communication, self-expression within the relationship, liberating feelings of anger or grudges, acquiring strategies to cope with challenges you face together or with any other issues that might cause you suffering.

Therapy can help romantic partners to understand each other better and express individual needs, to promote understanding and intimacy.

Families

Communication, managing anger, learning skills to cope with issues that cause the family pain.

Therapy can help family members communicate and understand each others' needs better, to find harmony and grow together.

I have always had a passion for working with people, accompanying them in moments of hardship and hope. This work is humbling and inspiring.

My combined Social Work and Psychotherapy training give me a unique perspective: I help people see themselves as participants in something bigger than their individual experiences. They are liberated from feeling “wrong” or “inadequate” when facing challenges.

So, how did I realise my calling in life was therapy?

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things I love when I am not working

Music is a big part of my life. I play electric guitar and adore rock (primarily progressive rock, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, and more).

I love travelling. Being enriched by new cultures, languages, ways of living and food. I even met my partner while travelling in Thailand.

I am constantly learning and curious. Learning new languages and reading. People are the best source of learning, and sharing experiences with others gives me much joy.

I have a sweet tooth. My soft spot is for chocolate and sweets. I guess I’m lucky to be a therapist and not a dentist.

Let me share a communication tool to help you manage conflict

Do you need space to explore your experience and create positive change in your life?

Fill in the intake form and let’s get started.

The Intake Coordinator will contact you within 48 hours.

When I see my clients face their challenges so bravely and break their barriers, it inspires me, gives me strength, and I end up growing alongside them.

what clients
say about working with me

I really connected with Eyal in our first session. I feel like he is a great fit and that we will really get somewhere together. I like his style and his qualities (understanding, patience, wisdom, curiosity, teamwork) really shine in our sessions.

I was very anxious to start therapy when I first contacted Therapy in Barcelona. I was very glad to have found a place that offered therapy in English, as it is more comfortable and also with therapists that are also foreigners in Spain, as cultural differences may be easier to understand. I was met with no judgement in the way I thought about life and myself, which was very reassuring and calming. I think already a month or two after starting weekly sessions my family noticed a change, and are now proud of my more positive attitude and higher confidence. I couldn't have made a better choice than to ask for help nor found a better place and therapist, I feel. Thank you to the Therapy in Barcelona team!

I don't think I would have been able to accomplish this much without my therapist's help and guidance. From the very beginning, I felt very comfortable during our conversations. She has helped me so much, provided me so much new insights and I'm very grateful for it.

I have found therapy to be an incredibly positive experience. It has given me space to work out things in my life and I have felt very listened to and understood. I have methods to deal with problems in a way I didn't before.

Approachable and easy sessions and the availability of therapists working in different languages is helpful for foreigners living in Barcelona

Just talking things over has already been a great help. Preparing for the sessions by reflecting on things and noting them down also helped. I will never forget my first session, how sad and hopeless I felt, and all the doubts I had, that therapy is not a bad or shameful thing to do. Each session was a relief and my therapist taught me and shared so many things that I know I will always remember and will help me to face any difficulties. Thank you for listening and all your help.

Perhaps you consider therapy to be only “useful” for “major” issues?

If something is making you unhappy or you yearn for change, it’s important, whether it’s a small or a big concern. 

Sometimes we all need help understanding a situation or expressing our feelings. Maybe you need to process trauma or cope with a major life challenge. Or maybe you just want to focus on moving forward in your life or getting to know yourself more deeply.

There are many reasons why you may consider counselling, and none is either right or wrong.

Whatever your goals, we can help.

Thank you. I achieved the goals I set out to achieve with my therapist. She is easy to talk to, practical, gentle but firm and goes the extra mile. Most importantly, I am heaps better for having used this service. I now have lots of strategies to help me through challenging times.

My therapist is a good counterbalance to my energy, she forces me to slow down and consider things, and doesn't let me skip away from a question or observation. She's been incredibly positive about my successes and has also made me acknowledge them to myself, something I don't often do. She's also taught me to watch my self-talk. I feel like she really gets me.

The past few months have been so wonderful…more than I could have hoped for. When I get the urge to be a “rescuer” I pause and reflect on the repercussions. I have become a great “helper” and occasionally DO say no. Even my husband commented today that things were now better than he could have possibly imagined. I now have my daughter back…. Life is wonderful! I have come to terms with my shortcomings and those closest to me still think I am okay despite the few “rough edges”. I cannot thank you enough for saving me from what could have been a disastrous path.

I think seeing my therapist is definitely helping me to start to put into action concrete steps to improve which on my own I had sort of contemplated but couldn't bring myself to do anything about. I get exceedingly embarrassed very easily so it is testament to my therapist’s very approachable nature that I feel quite comfortable talking to her about almost everything. Very pleasantly surprised that my therapist responds to emails between sessions and even sends emails to check up on how you are - I didn't expect this of a therapist but it is comforting and gives the impression she really wants to help. I am delighted to have found my therapist. She's a very approachable therapist who goes out of her way to help and genuinely wants to help.

Environment was non-judgmental. Assistance was practical and able to be implemented immediately. Gentle but firm. A life saver – literally. I really didn’t know what I wanted, I just knew I needed help. I had spent years [seeking help] with little real improvement. My therapist could see what I couldn’t and has helped me to find out what I needed and what I needed to do to achieve it. I have become a new person and I actually like that person. Others have noticed and are also happy.

My therapist cares about YOU and YOUR problems. When you’re feeling bad it can be hard to wait for a weekly visit so she will send you little tasks or things to read. She hasn’t forgotten about you or is just there to take the money. She is certainly the best therapist I have had, although I hadn’t thought that I had had bad therapists before meeting my therapist. Therapists in my past had just listened while I cried and moaned but this therapist wanted to point me in the right direction so that I would heal myself without having to rely on others.

I feel very heard, safe, and seen with my therapist She is easy to talk to and iI am super happy with our sessions so far.

I wanted to say thanks again for all your help this year. I started counselling not really expecting much, thinking that I wasn’t really ‘fixable’ but if I could just get a few coping strategies, that would be ok. You’ve given me plenty of these, and it’s helped more than I could have realised. So thank you!!

My therapist is an incredible listener. I could talk to her about anything, from the specific to the general, without judgement and always leave feeling 100 times better. I came with a couple of specific problems that are now, fortunately, significantly diminished. I’m delighted by the progress I’ve been able to make with my therapist. [The tools I have accrued are] a perfect mixture of immediate coping mechanisms and long-term mindfulness.

Are you afraid you won’t “click” with your therapist?

Rather than being immediate, it takes around 4 sessions to build a strong connection and shared understanding with your therapist. 

We match you up with a therapist based on the information you entered on the intake form (including your therapist preference if you had one) or the information we gathered during the discovery call.

However, there is still a possibility you won’t “click”. If this is the case, you can contact us to ask for a change, or maybe your therapist can refer you to another in-house professional who might be a better fit.

I was self conscious at first and considered giving up, but .. my therapist made me feel very valued and listened to and created space for me to explore topics I didn't realise I needed to delve into. She's incredibly patient and kind has given me lots of useful and tangible tools.

My therapist is so supportive and encouraging, and provides techniques that have helped me immensely.

I would recommend anyone going through a rough time to seek out someone to speak to.

I would recommend anyone going through a rough time to seek out someone to speak to.

I have been seeing my therapist for a couple of years now for a variety of things – depression, major grief and a few other issues… In all cases I have found her to be extremely helpful. I am far stronger now. I have worked on many issues with her that have been holding me back and am now working on getting going with my own business

My therapist made me feel very valued and listened to and created space for me to explore topics I didn't realise I needed to delve into. She has given me lots of useful tools

Very happy to have found immediately the right therapist for me.

I have been able to process my fears and traumas that had been holding me back, along with processing emotions in daily situations.

Super helpful! Helps me filter my own words and visualize my challenges.

Very comfortable environment and consultations. very high commitment from my therapist Professional and respectful. [The changes I achieved were] anxiety reduction and general overall happiness.

I can recommend Therapy in Barcelona 100%. They are dedicated and committed to their clients.

I feel more in control of situations and have learned skills to cope under duress. It's fantastic to know that someone is working hard to help me even when we're not in session.

My therapist is really helping me with my self worth and self respect.

I would like to thank my therapist for everything. I don't think I would have been able to accomplish this much without her help and guidance. From the very beginning, I felt very comfortable.

My therapist was just what I needed to see my way through my problems. Pleasant environment. Relaxed atmosphere. I was very pleased I made the decision to seek help especially since my therapist and I seemed to be very compatible.

Are you ready to invest in your well-being to obtain peace of mind with the help of our psychology-trained therapists?

We don’t perform miracles, but we can support you in many ways. Guide you towards a more fulfilling life. Help you to regain the confidence you’ve lost. Encourage you to foster growth and bring happiness.

There is really no need to wait until you hit rock bottom before you reach out.

We will contact you within 24-48 hours M-F.