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I have a proven track record and have gained over 26years’ experience dealing with children, young people and adults with learning/behavioral difficulties, physical/emotional/sexual abuse or previous history of substance misuse, autism and trauma. These have been in several different settings, such as: schools, residential care homes, foster homes, security units, NHS hospitals, together with Local Authorities (Councils), privately clinic and throughout my jobs career – paid and as a volunteer. These decades of clinical work have been on the format of: individual, couple, group, family therapy sessions – face to face and online. I am bilingual and have been offering therapy sessions throughout these time in both languages: English and Portuguese. I have extensive knowledge about the Humanistic and Systemic approach and I am comfortable in using other modalities, as such: 12 Steps, DBT, CBT, Psychodynamic, Trauma based interventions.
I would like that you feel really welcome to give me a call or send an email where we can discuss – free of costs – about your needs/hopes and to start to establish how best I can help you with.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and GBC Clinical Psychologist who uses mainly the Person Centred Approach in my practice.
I have qualified over 26 years ago in Brazil and I am currently finishing my 2nd Master Level in Glasgow. I am also a Clinical Supervisor for other Counsellors and therapists and regularly I offer training in Psychological related matters.
I am bilingual and speak fluently English and Portuguese.
I have an up-to-date enhanced disclosure certificate (DBS) and I am fully professionally insured.
I am a fellow member of Counselling Works Ltd for over 7 years and have held Therapeutic Manager and Senior posts in several different job roles. I have over 14,500 hours counselling and supervision client contact experience.
As a volunteer, I have been offering workshops about dealing with chronic illness and possible psychological effects at national seminars. I regularly attend CPD courses.
I am also a Consultant Therapist offering training and clinical psychological interventions to Councils (ie: Sandwell), to foster families and foster children.
- I have been interviewed and presented work on On LineEvents (www.onlinevents.co.uk) related to young people.
- Interviewed by Open University Milton Keynes on the subject “Children and bereavement” to be added as part of a module for their university students on 20th of February 2018 - (link for the interview can be available on request if in agreement with the Open University);
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- £55 Mondays to Saturdays (available until late evenings - Saturdays until 3pm)
Concessions offered for
High level of training and very high level of experience - over 26 years.
Specialities: children, young people; couples counselling, family counselling; relationship issues, depression, anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder.
Over 14.500 hours of clinical practice.