Regina Mello-Barreto-Savory MSc(Psy), BSc(Psy), MBPSs Psychotherapy ,UKAHPP
18 Culverin Close
Sometimes it can feel frightening to start to talk about how you’re feeling and there might be a part of you that wants help but another that finds accepting it difficult. I hope to help you get to a place where you can talk, if you want to. I understand for some people this might take some time and therefore it is important to have the full assessment.
If you are feeling nervous, or anxious, or angry, or confused about coming to see me, it helps if we discuss how you are feeling, even if it is difficult.
What do I offer?
I offer different models of therapy but mainly here I ask you to think about emotional wellbeing from a psychological perspective.
The first one is based on psychoanalytical and psychodynamic thinking. This is a way of understanding how we think, feel and act that considers the influence of relationships, past and present. It promotes greater self-awareness so that we might notice and feel more in control of the unhelpful ways we can find ourselves acting and feeling, often without thinking. Sometimes these were helpful ways of coping at one time in our lives but may not be so helpful anymore and we may feel as if they’re holding us back now.
The second one is Cognitive Behavioural one and it looks at how we think and behave, and feel consequently as a vicious cycle that is working against us and we cannot break when we get “stuck in a rut” of unhelpful behaviours. It is about setting up plans and following methods to change patterns of behaviours so we can change our thoughts and feelings therefore.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked for Mental Health NHS Services from 2004-2013, and then I moved on to private practice.
Prior to this? I worked in different countries in both public and private mental health.
My Education in Psychotherapy and Psychology started when I was 19. Studies in the UK (accredited):
- 1994-1997 BSc Psychology (PUCSP)
1997 Psychopharmacology and Psychopathology (Sedes Sapientiae)
1998 Post Graduate Psychology (PUCSP)
1999 Psychology in Hospital and General Health (UNIFESP)
2000 Psychotherapy for Pre Teenagers and Teenagers (Sedes Sapientiae)
2002 Vocational Psychology (Inst.Piaget)
2003/2004 Learning Disability Studies (Inst.Piaget)
- 2004/2005 MSc Psychology (University of Essex)
- 2004/2005 BSc Psychology (University of Essex) – Conversion of BSc Psychology PUCSP
- 2009 PgCert Social Sciences Research Methods (OU)
- 2011 PgCert Low Intensity Psychological Therapies (Ang Rus)
- 2012 Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy Phase 1 (Tavistock Institute)
- 2014 Primary Certificate in Occupational & Organisational Stress Management (CoC)
- 2017 Diploma Psychoanalysis (CoE)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
I prefer to discuss this in person and we have always been able to reach an understanding.
Alongside this, I work with other professionals, as some clients may benefit from taking medication, and will either have already be under or ask for a referral to a Doctor.
I can see patients in Portuguese and Spanish
I can see patients on Skype
My clinic is wheelchair accessible
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Portuguese, Spanish|
Weekdays including some out of hours
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|