About me

Throughout the ups and downs of my own life, I have attended therapy. I found it helped me discover the strength to accept my past and recognise that, although I can’t change what happened, I can pilot the course of my future and govern how I want to live.

 

After studying Psychology and working for years in HR (mainly in the education sector), I found myself becoming drawn more towards the people (and their wellbeing) aspect of the job. This eventually led to me along the path of becoming a Counsellor.

My interest in working with couples started after years working in dispute resolutions within the workplace as a Mediator. I have always valued the importance of communication between people and in workplace mediation I felt I could bring real value by being a part of a process where parties tried to improve their relationships and process what has happened between them.

Get in touch to arrange a free initial consultation (15 minutes) to discuss how I can help you. 

I look forward to hearing from you.

Please note my sessions can be held in either English or Portuguese (Brazilian).  

Qualifications  

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling  

  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology 

  • MA Human Resource Management

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

As a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I am required to invest on my continuous professional development. These are some of the recent training/workshops I have attended:

  • A matter of death and life (Irvin Yalom)

  • Counselling couples with sexual difficulties

  • Dealing with affairs (COSRT approved)

  • Dealing with distress: working with suicide and self-harm 

  • Domestic violence and abuse awareness

  • Fundamentals of Working with Couples (COSRT approved)

  • HIV awereness

  • Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy 

  • Trauma and the body 

  • Using Emotional Focused Therapy principles in couple work

  • Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment 

  • Working with shame 

  • Working with substance misuse in relationships


Additional information: 

  • I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate 

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance 

  • Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)  

Code of Ethics: 

  • Counselling: As a qualified Counsellor and registered member of the BACP, I work within the BACP’s Ethical Framework, which includes regular supervision of my work and a commitment to continuous professional development. 

  • Psychometric tests: BPS Code of Good Practice in Psychological testing 


 

To find out more about how I work and counselling (including fees), click here