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About me

How can Psychotherapy help you?

What if ....

...You have exactly what you need to live in a way that embodies maturity and psychological health?  What if,  your inner critic and your fears would just be quiet for a bit so that you can be fully present in the here & now? What if,  self-compassion and acceptance allowed for enough psychological flexibility to navigate setbacks and to tolerate painful emotions in a non-reactive or triggered way? What if, you could choose living a life that makes internal sense to you and gives you a sense of meaning and satisfaction?

The task of counselling and psychotherapy is to help you deal with any immediate issues that are causing you pain (e.g. grief, loss, anxiety) and to give you an opportunity for in-depth exploration of what has made you the person you are today.  What automatic patterns are being repeated?  What aspects of yourself have to remain hidden? Which avoidance and coping strategies have helped you survive so far? Perhaps some have served you well in the past but may now be getting in the way of relationships and authentic connection.

It may be that some things cannot be changed in your life but you can learn to accept your reality by learning to tolerate and integrate any suffering into the whole the picture.  Ultimately, the aim is to give you an opportunity to explore ways of living more resourcefully. I believe these resources are in you.   

Therapy is a dialogue beyond just words, at its best, it’s true 'attunement'.  A good therapist will pay close attention to what you bring to the session as well as to what is left out.  An authentic and empathic therapeutic relationship is absolutely at the core of successful therapy. Evidence shows that being able to create trust, making clients feel understood and a belief that therapy can help, relates to more effective therapy outcomes - irrespective of treatment modality.  

Contacting me

I welcome your enquiry and will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours to arrange an initial consultation.  Email or leave a telephone message and I will get back to you.  

We can meet face-to-face (post lockdown luxury!) in North London (Golders Green, London NW11 - right opposite the tube station) or sessions can be held online.

Sessions are weekly and last 50 minutes. I offer time limited or open ended therapy.

I work with adults individuals (over 18s).

Additional Language: Portuguese

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP registered Integrative Psychotherapist & Counsellor.

My training is integrative which means that I combine ways of working from different theoretical approaches and schools of thought in order to best meet a client’s changing needs as we progress together through therapy. I draw on different modalities, e.g. psychodynamic approaches, exploring your childhood attachment patterns and also focus on your present life issues or future oriented goals. These can be addressed using, for instance, (third wave) CBT approaches like Schema Therapy or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

I have worked quite a bit with issues of loss and grief, either due to death (bereavement) or fertility issues - male or female.  However my experience is not limited to these areas; I work with a range of psychological presentations such as anxiety, distress, relationship issues (mother and daughter, couples, etc) as well as exploring life-stage or existential questions such as: what is the meaning of my life and why do I seem so stuck right now.

Qualifications:

  • BACP Registered Psychotherapist
  • MA in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling, School of Psychotherapy & Counselling, from Regent’s University London
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing, from Middlesex University London
  • Counselling Certificate from Birkbeck College,  University of London

  • BA Honours Psychology, University of Westminster, London. First Class Degree.

As part of my ongoing professional development (and huge curiosity), I have trained in trauma, neuroscience, mindfulness approaches. Also grief, bereavement, and fertility related issues. I'm currently completing a course in Schema Therapy and plan on training on a Mother-Daughter relationship course soon. 

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

When I work

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Further information

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”― C.G. Jung

and

"Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind"

18b, North End Road, Golders Green, London, NW11 7PH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Additional languages

Portuguese

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom