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  I offer long-term and short-term counselling sessions.

I work with English, Portuguese and Spanish speakers.

 

I am a Registered 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 number 07503 975 675. Alternatively, you can use the contact page on this website or email me.

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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.