About me

I grew up in Brazil and, at the time of writing, have been living in the UK for nearly 15 years. Before I moved here in 2006, I studied Psychology and had a career in Human Resources.  In 2006, I decided to move to the UK and continued to work in HR (mainly in the education sector).  

 

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, 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.

 

As a Counsellor, I have been trained to deal with all sorts of emotional difficulties and have worked with clients who have experienced abuse, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, cultural issues, depression, discrimination, feeling suicidal, gender and sexuality issues, relationship difficulties (personal or work-related), separation/divorce, stress and trauma. I currently volunteer at an LGBTQ+ charity working with gender, sexuality and identity. 

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.

 

Couples counselling offers individuals the opportunity to discuss issues at an impartial, confidential and safe environment. Some common issues brought by couples are affairs and infidelity, communication, unmet emotional needs, parenting styles, sex, etc.

If after reviewing my website you feel like we could work together, get in touch to arrange a free consultation (15 minutes). 

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 

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 I have attended:

  • Counselling couples with sexual difficulties

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

  • Domestic violence and abuse awareness

  • Fundamentals of Working with Couples (COSRT)

  • 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 - Carolyn Spring

  • 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 

 

 

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