I am an accredited psychodynamic psychotherapist working with children and families in the public service, private practice and post-graduation teaching for over 17 years. My main languages are English and Portuguese.
I trained in Brazil as a Clinical Psychologist (MSc), in London at Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in Infant Mental Health (MA) and also in Child, Adolescent and Families Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (Doctorate Level).
My main clinical interest are infant mental health, early intervention, childhood depression, transgenerational trauma, pregnancy loss, prematurity and autism.
I am a accredited member of the British Psychoanalytic Council, Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists, World Association of Infant Mental Health, and a working member of the Parent Infant Partnership UK.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Clinical Training in Child, Adolescent and Family Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust - London.
- MA in Infant Mental Health - Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust - London.
- PgDip in Infant Mental Health and Early Intervention- Brazilian Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - RJ/Brazil.
- BA/MSc in Clinical Psychology - Federal University of Espirito Santo - Brazil.
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British Psychoanalytic Council
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The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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I will be glad to talk with you about my fees, your resources, and your goals, and then, all these things considered, we can make a realistic, long-term plan.