If you are looking for support to help you through difficult times, I can provide you with professional counselling and psychotherapy. 

​I'm an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and I offer long-term and short-term counselling sessions.

I offer face-to-face or online sessions and work with English, Portuguese and Spanish speakers.

I qualified in London (UK). For further details see my Qualifications tab

 

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP membership number 00779158), the British Psychological Society (membership number 160577) and the Ordem dos Psicologos Portugueses (cedula no. 23597) and I adhere to their Code of Ethics. 

For further details please go to http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework 

To book an appointment or for further  information, please call me on my mobile 939902680 (PT) or 07503 975 675 (UK). Alternatively, you can use the contact page on this website or email me.

What to expect?

You can expect a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space where you can simply be who you are and where you can share your thoughts and emotions without fear. 

 

The goal of any talking therapy is your increased self-awareness, skill acquisition and independence.

 

The first session will consist of an assessment. This will inform my ability to work with you and help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

 

The sessions will employ a range of techniques to suit your circumstances. Please refer to the page entitled how I work for further information about the counselling approaches that I use.

 

Sessions will last 50 minutes in length, in a suitable private setting.

 

I offer a professional and confidential service where you can talk about any issue. There are certain legal exceptions that will be clarified on your first session and prior to the establishment of any agreement for working.

 

As a BACP member I attend regular supervision in which I discuss my work for consultative support and professional guidance. 

 

Fees:

. Sessions costs £50 (UK) 50 (PT) per session lasting 50 minutes each.

. Reduced rates available for those on low income (off-peak sessions). Contact me for more information

Examples of issues I work with:        
Abortion                                       
Abuse                   
Adaptation to life changes         
Adoption     
Aids                                           
Anger                               
Anxiety                                     
Bereavement                         
Chronic Illness                         
Co-dependency             
Dependency to substances     
Cultural or identity issues
Depression                               
Divorce

Domestic violence                       

Dyslexia 

Inability to forgive                       

Health

Hyperactivity (ADHD)                   

Identity

Infidelity                                         

Life changes

Loss                                                 

Obsessions 

Personal development                 

Relationships

Self-esteem and self-confidence

Separation or divorce

Sex related issues

Sexuality

Stress

Trauma

Work related issues including bullying

etc.

Integrative Therapy
Means that I draw from multiple theoretical models to inform my work, namely the Psychodynamic, Person-Centred approaches, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and NLP techniques, as appropriate to deal with the needs of my clients.
 
Below is a brief explanation of what these mean.
Psychodynamic approach 
In very basic terms, the psychodynamic approach includes the theories in psychology that perceive human behaviour in terms of conscious or unconscious inner drives and between the different structures of our personality. It also means that am interested in knowing about your early life experiences and how these may affect present behaviours and emotions.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
This approach focuses on how you think, how your thoughts affect your feelings and behaviours  and how your responses may contribute to the maintenance of some of the problems you are having. In short, CBT therapy focuses on addressing unhelpful thoughts and behaviours.
 
Person-Centred Approach 
This approach takes a humanistic stance and focuses on the Self and on perceptions of self-worth. This approach suggests that we know what is best for ourselves, but often our true needs conflict with environmental demands (e.g. social and parental expectations). Person-Centred therapy helps the client work out these internal conflicts aiming to achieve a greater sense of self and self-worth. 
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+351 939 902 680 (Portugal)

+44 7503 975 675  (UK)

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