About me

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.


  • anxiety
  • depression
  • 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 Psychoanalytic 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.

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

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with




£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

Additional information

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.


I'm currently working online.
I can offer daytime and evening sessions to clients.
More flexibility available for supervision.

Further information

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, details below:


Angel Islington

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

Additional languages

Brazilian Portuguese


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a clinical supervisor trained at WPF - London with over 10 years experience.

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