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About me

Therapist counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), working to their ethical standards for the provision of counselling services.

Based in Bournemouth, I offer phone, video call, walk & talk as well as face to face sessions.

I offer sessions in Portuguese if you cannot express yourself fully in English and you are from Portugal, Brazil or from another Portuguese speaking country. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Person-Centred, Humanistic therapist who adopts different approaches according to individual needs.

I'm experienced therapist who works with trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, coping with chronic illness, self-esteem, obsessive behaviours, anger, loss and grief. 

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£40 per 50 minute session. Initial assessment is free.

Will offer concessionary rates based on proven financial circumstances.

Bank transfer or BACs payments

Cash accepted for face to face and walk & talk sessions

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Tuesdays after 5pm, Wednesdays after 3pm, Thursdays after 5:30pm, Fridays after 2:30pm and Saturdays between 2 and 6pm.

30 Florence Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults