About me

Each of us deserves a happy life. However, life can be difficult to navigate at times and working with a professional can help you overcome challenges more effectively. Whether you're going through a major life change or are facing a situation that interferes with your sense of security, it's important to know that you don't have to cope alone. Maybe you feel stuck in self-limiting beliefs, feel trapped in a relationship or career that no longer fulfils you or feel low without understanding why. Whatever the circumstances, therapy can help you achieve a greater understanding of yourself and others, boost your resilience and improve your emotional wellbeing.

I offer a safe space to help you overcome personal challenges and initiate positive changes in your life. My practice is online and is centred on values of inclusion, respect and confidentiality and I welcome people of all ages, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds. If you're looking for a warm, reflective and creative space, please do not hesitate to get in touch to book your initial free phone consultation. This is a brief conversation which will allow me to better understand your current needs, what you would like to get out of therapy and it's also an opportunity for you to ask me any questions you may have about my therapeutic approach. After this and if we both feel like you will benefit from this therapeutic approach, we will then book your first session on a date and time that suits us both.

Training, qualifications & experience

I understood my desire to help people at a deeper level very early in life. On the other hand, I have always enjoyed expressing myself through other creative mediums, mostly when comunicating through words was especially hard. For this reason combining psychotherapy with creative expression was an ideal combination for me, which has also helped so many of my clients throughout their own personal journeys.

I completed my Master's in Art Psychotherapy in 2013 in London, where I worked as an art psychotherapist for 8 years in a range of settings, including the NHS, community services, charities and private clinical practice.  At the moment I am fully dedicated to my online private practice.

My practice focuses on values of inclusion, respect for difference and confidentiality. My goal is to offer a safe, welcoming and creative space, to help people free themselves from their emotional suffering and find their own path of personal growth and wellbeing. As an art psychotherapist I encourage the expression of feelings and experiences through images, not only words. Although this is not a requirement, you may be surprised at how this process can support you on your journey to self-understanding, healing and growth.

If you would like to start therapy with me or to further discuss this possibility, please do not hesitate to get in touch through my professional email ines.paula@protonmail.com and please let me briefly know what you would like to get out of therapy. We will next book a free initial phone consultation when we will explore this further and when you can ask me any questions about my therapeutic approach. If we both believe that you can benefit from us working together, we will then book your first session on a date and time that suits us both.

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I offer online therapy only over video chat via Zoom secure platform. Although it may not be the solution for everyone, online therapy is becoming one of the main means used by people seeking mental health services.

In person or online, therapy is a private, confidential and safe space to share deeply personal and sometimes difficult stories, thoughts or emotions. Online art psychotherapy is based on the same therapeutic process as therapy in person. However, this is a personal choice which will depend on each person's preferences, as well as on their life circumstances. 

This allows therapy to happen in your time and in the privacy of your own home or wherever you wish, without worrying about traffic or time spent on your trip to therapy. Although this is useful to many, online therapy is not recommended for more complex situations, such as in case of severe symptoms of a mental health condition, which may require closer and more direct support.

Online therapy is by video chat platform Zoom, which is considered one of the safest platforms, within the limits of the internet. It is important that you have a private and confidential space dedicated to therapy where you feel safe to talk comfortably and without being interrupted.

If you wish to begin therapy or would like to ask me any question regarding this approach, please feel free to contact me over email or phone and we will book your free initial phone consultation where I can better understand your current needs and what you would like to get out of therapy. After this and if we both agree, we will then book your first session on a date and time that works for us both.

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Additional languages

Portuguese

Online platforms

Zoom