I was raised and educated in England and Portugal and have a love of culture and languages. My passion for psychology was sparked during my translation work for Street Projects in Brazil. This led me to complete an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy. I am dedicated to Wellbeing, and emotional /psychological health and have worked in NHS services (IAPT and Secondary Care), Higher Education and Charitable sectors. I have specialist training in Online Counselling and have completed shorter courses to include CBT, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing. I recently undertook further training in Counselling for Depression.
As an Integrative therapist, I draw on a range of approaches depending on what works best for you. This might include integrating strategies from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy when working with anxiety or panic. The use of Gestalt to explore emotional wellbeing or Attachment and Psychodynamic approaches to understand how relationships/ patterns of the past impact on behaviour in the here-and-now. Sessions may involve looking back at your personal history to enable future choices; making sense of or processing deep rooted emotions; support to develop relationship/communication skills to improve connections in the here-and-now; or offer more goal orientated strategies such as anxiety management, working with panic to establish/restore a sense of calm/safety in your life.
I am accredited and registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am a member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online. I am fully insured and work to UK legislation.
I completed specialist training in online therapy with The Online Therapy Institute (OTI) and I am a Certfified Cyber Therapist. This includes email, chat messaging (real-time), audio or video. This is via an encrypted platform which ensures confidentiality.
Integrative psychotherapy is a collaborative process. It relies on the building of a trusted therapeutic relationship. This helps establish a safe and supportive place to explore challenges, hopes, fears and work towards chosen goals.
In addition, I am qualified to provide therapy using the arts in therapy and education. This may include, exploring the future, rehearsing the possible using sandtray, imagery, metaphor or body/movement.
I am unable to provide crisis services and recommend that anyone needing immediate support contact the Samaritans, GP or local A&E.
Email, Instant Message, Audio and Webcam
To identify if digital therapy is suitable for your needs, please contact me directly to complete a new client intake form.
Counselling, Psychotherapy, Creative Therapies
Special rates available for student counsellors/psychotherapists and individuals on low income.
Cancellation fees apply