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I am an experienced Psychotherapist and a qualified Clinical Psychologist from Brazil with over 30 years of clinical experience offering Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to clients. Vast experience with LGBTQ+, addictions and domestic violence. I am also a Psychodynamic Clinical Supervisor of individuals and groups.
- alcohol and drugs - addictions
- sexual identity and sexuality
- relationship issues / break-ups / affairs
- Gay, lesbian and bisexual - LGBTQ+ / GSRD
- low self-esteem
- addictive behaviours (gambling; video games; internet)
- bullying (past and current)
- childhood sexual abuse
- women's issues
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a Psychologist and as a Psychotherapist in Brazil and had the opportunity to develop my professional career within the mental health and psychiatric fields. I had my knowledge base, skills and experience updated in the USA and in the UK, where I retrained as a Psychodynamic Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. I have worked in a variety of settings including psychiatric hospitals, voluntary, private and educational sectors.
My experience includes working as a lecturer in further and Higher education, supervising, assessing, teaching and training future counsellors, therapists and social workers, as well as supervising MA and MSc students' research dissertations. I supervise students' clinical work through clinical management, child and infant observation seminars.
I am also a clinical supervisor of groups and individuals working in private practice, as well as in voluntary organisations dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault and rape, and gender specific abuse, as well as homelessness.
I also supervise groups and individuals at LGBTQ+ voluntary organisations.
I have supervised groups and individuals at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation- WPF.
Currently training as a doctorate candidate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at Exeter University / British Psychotherapy Foundation.
BA (Hons) Psychology MBPsS - PUC-São Paulo - Clinical Psychology (in Brazil)
Psychology and Psychotherapy CRP São Paulo - Brazil
Certificate in Kleinian Studies - USA
Psychodynamic Counselling MBACP - UK
PgDip Psychoanalysis & Culture - UK
MA Psychoanalysis - UK
Psychodynamic Clinical Supervision WPF - UK
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
The British Psychological Society
The Relational School UK
The London Society of The New Lacanian School
The Freud Museum
The Wellcome Library
IARPP - International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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£80.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Fees for individual work: (negotiable)
Limited spaces for concessions - only available for individuals on low income and students/trainees.
Please contact me for more information on fees for supervision and training & consultation.
When I work
I'm currently working mainly online.
More flexibility available for supervision.
I can offer therapy, training and supervision in English and Brazilian Portuguese.
You can listen to a recent radio interview to Radio France Internationale - RFI - I was involved in, it was related to alcohol consumption and the internet, called "Neknominate" by clicking here.
Please note the interview is in Portuguese.
I run a women-only psychoanalytic study group; please contact me via email on email@example.com for more information.