Regina Mello-Barreto-Savory MSc, PgC, MBPsS Psych Counsellor Psychodynamic
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 psychodynamic therapy. This is a way of understanding the influence of relationships to others in our lives, 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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Fees are negotiable and considered in the context of income and affordability.
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|