I was raised and educated in England and Portugal and have a love of culture and languages. My passion for psychology was sparked by my translation work for Street Projects based in Brazil. Later I completed ompleting my professional training in Integrative Psychotherapy in 2008. I am dedicated to wellbeing and emotional psychological health and have worked in NHS services (IAPT and Secondary I have since undertaken shorter training in Online Counselling, CBT, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.
As an Integrative therapist, I draw on a range of approaches depending on what works best for you. This might include integrating CBT techniques when working with anxiety or panic, 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.