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-acceptance allowed for enough psychological flexibility for you to navigate setbacks and 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 give the client an opportunity to explore, discover and clarify ways of living more resourcefully. I believe the resources are in you. Psychotherapy is (one of) the pathways to increased self-awareness: what makes you who you are? What automatic patterns are being repeated?  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 connecting in an authentic way.

I offer a safe space to help you deal with any immediate issues that are causing you pain or more long-term, to explore what brought you to therapy, maybe some unresolved issues and aspects of yourself that, for whatever reasons, have had to remain hidden. It may be a feeling of unreality or feeling disconnected from yourself. It may be a huge sense of grief and loss due to events in your life.  It may be that some things cannot be changed but you can learn to accept your reality and perhaps change the story - create a new narrative. 

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 Golders Green, London NW11 (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 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.

Fees

£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

My fee is £80

(I can also offer lower fees, £60, depending on your circumstances)

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

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

DBS check

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Additional languages

Portuguese

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
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