Regina Mello-Barreto-Savory MSc, PgC, MBPsS Psych Counsellor Psychodynamic
Going through a crisis in your life can be very scary and the idea of taking up counselling to cope with it can be a daunting one. This is often surrounded by the mystery of what to expect from the counselling.
There are many reasons why you might want to see a counsellor: You may be facing a life-changing event that has created a shock or grief; You may be experiencing feelings of depression, isolation, and possibly low self-esteem; You may be suffering from feelings of anxiety, without understanding why; There may be events from your past that are preventing you from living your life in the way you would like to.
Once you have taken the brave step to contact a counsellor, it is usual to feel rather unsure. Initially, it can be difficult to talk about the issues that have brought you to the therapy room. You may experience fear of being judged or criticised. Perhaps you have never felt that anyone has ever really listened to you or understood you.
The counselling room is an environment where there is no ‘right or wrong’ and where no judgments are made. Counselling provides a space in which you can discuss the issues that are affecting you, in order to raise your self-awareness. Often, the more you learn about yourself, acceptance of yourself will come with that, the more options for change you have.
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
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Fees are negotiable if you are on a low income 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|