No matter the issue you are struggling with, be it anxiety, depression, or low self steem, I can help you with it. Whatever it is your are experiencing, reach out, things can get better. I have worked as body therapist for 20 years now and the experience of working physically and energetically greatly complements what I have to offer as a counsellor. I go beyond of paying attention to your words, I listen to your body, your breath, how you speak and how you are in silence. In that way, I can recognise effectively the best way or tools to support your therapeutic process. I offer bilingual sessions in Brazilian Portuguese. I do work with all individuals including the LGBT + community.
I draw from a variety of methods, both somatic and psychologic, which enables me to give an individualistic approach to each client. My work has a holistic and transpersonal touch to therapy, which sees symptoms or issues as an opportunity for self knowledge and growth. I have trained as a psychosynthesis counsellor, which is an integrative type of psychotherapy. It brings together different elements of specific therapies such as Freudian, Transpersonal, Constellation therapy, Gestalt, Biodynamic and Attachment Therapies, to name a few.
I am particularly interested in Jungian psychotherapy with its many ways to induce awareness, by unravelling and unpacking unconscious material, which influences how you lead your life. The unconscious part of your psyche controls you, like a puppet master, which can be seen in your behaviour, attitudes, thinking process and how you relate to others in your life. My work is about bringing awareness to these unconscious forces that rules your life. Once the unravelling of the unconscious process is ignited, there is an opportunity for a more authentic part of yourself to emerge, or in other words you start to outgrow your experience or issue. Ultimately you are able to take a bird eye view on your situation, and therefore dis-identify from a way of being, which no longer fits. This type of work generates self-confidence, self-worth, self-esteem and self-positive regard, as you become the author of your life and finally able to edit the script you've be given.
I am warm, approachable but gentle, however I will challenge you in a compassionate way, if I feel it will contribute to your growth. I aim to help you get more clarity on the issue(s) you bring to therapy.
Ways I might work with you
For a more extensive list of issues I work with, see the list further below.
Training, qualifications & experience
About Me I am an experienced counsellor who have trained at PGDip degree (level 7) at the Psychosynthesis Trust, which is a comprehensive training credited by Middlesex University. I have been working for 20 years as a body therapist, mainly using Shiatsu and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and most recently I have developed a body psychotherapy like approach called Psychotherapeutic Bodywork. I have also trained as a coach/facilitator on the subject of women’s sexuality ( Somatic Taoist/ spiritual and psychotherapeutic process work based) and I have run workshops about it in the UK and abroad. I am originally from Brazil where I studied drama and dance. My experience of living in different cultures has helped me towards a greater sensitivity and understanding of people living in a culture that has a different world view than theirs, and the consequences of it.
- Certificate in Psychosynthesis Foundations
- PGDip Degree Level 7 in Psychosynthesis Counselling
- Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy
- Awakening Women's Sexuality (coaching)
- Shiatsu Massage (PGDip in Pregnancy and labour).
CPD COURSES & SEMINARS INCLUDE:
- Ecopsychology: Re-wilding Therapy - Nick totton - Psychosynthesis Trust
- Developing Effective Group Facilitation - Michael Ellis - The Gestalt Centre
- Chakras and the Energy Body - Anodea Judith - Triyoga
- Couples and Relationships Therapy - Carmen J. Ablack - The Gestalt Centre
- Group Therapy - Gestalt Centre
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Spiritual sexuality and Women's sexuality coaching
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
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I offer counselling in English and Brazilian Portuguese.