Dr Ana Costa - Registered Clinical Psychologist
With over seven years of clinical work experience, I work with adults offering short-term and longer-term therapy. I offer therapy in English and Portuguese, and I can help with a wide range of difficulties including:
- Low mood and depression
- Panic disorder.
- Social anxiety.
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
- Communication and relationship issues.
- Low self-esteem/ low self-confidence.
- Anger management.
- Emotional abuse.
- Sexual abuse.
- Disordered eating.
I am also passionate about helping people to fulfil their potential and lead meaningful lives, and I believe therapy should be an empowering experience that can facilitate individuals getting closer to what is important to them, whilst reducing emotional distress.
In addition to my private practice, I work in the National Health System (NHS). I have worked with clients across the life span from different ethnic and religious backgrounds, and I value sensitively working with diversity.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry (King’s College London), a PhD in Psychology (at Keele University), and a Bachelor in Psychology (BSc).
My main therapeutic approaches are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I have also trained in Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), which is widely used in complex trauma; Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Mindfulness based therapy. I would therefore be able to provide you a tailored-made psychological intervention that suits your individual needs.
Please feel free to contact me if you are considering engaging in therapy and would like to discuss your requirements. I provide a free 15 min telephone consultation.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
£95 - individual session
£75 - individual session if you are a F/T student
£900 - 10 sessions in advance
£700 - 10 sessions in advance if you are a F/T student
I offer appointments on Fridays (all day) and Saturday (mornings). Please feel free to email me on to check availability or ask any other questions. I will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours.
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I offer appointments on Fridays (all day) and Saturday mornings. Please contact me to check availability.
Types of client