Tatiana Pires Azevedo BSc MSc MBPsS MNCS (Accred) MBACP
What I offer
I offer you the right conditions so you can overcome difficulties and continue growing and enjoying life.
What you can achieve from counselling
You can find the resources you need to face challenges, to experience more satisfying, trusting relationships, to overcome the limitations and pain you are experiencing and make lasting changes.
Being an alternative space to your ordinary life, it has the purpose of supplying the emotional nurturing to help you reach a new level of development towards a healthy, happy life.
What you are struggling with
- Anxiety and panic attacks
Being anxious is like living on a fast lane, with everything speeding, thoughts , feelings, heartbeat, breathing. until escalates to panic attacks... long term it increases risks for your physical health as well as the cost to your emotional well-being
I can help you find way to slow down to a healthier, calmer pace, developing ways to express difficult emotions and be at peace with your life
The opposite of anxiety ,but very often closely related and experienced at the same time. You can feel heaviness, lack of meaning and motivation. It can also manifest as irritability and lack of concentration.
Through counselling you can make sense of the experiences and develop resilience and stamina to go through the challenge of recovering your health, in a shorter period of time.
If you find yourself in difficulties with family members, co-workers, partner and children , counselling can help to identify the patterns and make changes to bring more stabilisation and satisfaction in relationships. You can learn more about your boundaries and what you need and want from your relationships.
- Body image issues
Living in increasingly visual society, where we are constantly looking and being looked at , and many times comparing ourselves to others. I have found this can have a very detrimental effect on our emotional health.
I can support you to deal with issues related to body image, developing self-care and self-love independent of what is imposed from external sources.
- Low self-esteem
Suffering with low-self-esteem affects all areas of your life. With the warmth, empathy and the unconditional acceptance in counselling , you can overcome the past hurt where it originated and live a more fulfilling life from now on.
Feelings of shame, self-sabotage and all the other dangerous behaviour, can have a connection with low self-esteem.
I understand the impact and risk involved in addictive behaviour. I also understand that you used the best possible ways to cope with your life at certain points. I can help you develop healthier ways to be with yourself and your difficult experiences avoiding the patterns that can cause harm to yourself and others.
- Psychiatric diagnosis
I have experience working with serious mental health issues both in private practice and mental health services. I am familiar with crisis and breakdown processes and have resources to work with people undergoing psychiatric treatment.
- Being a foreigner, relating to one...
I am Brazilian, living in the UK since 2005. I have professional experience working with cultural diversity, multi / intercultural families and the emotional impact of immigration. I speak fluent English and Portuguese.
About me and my training
I am Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I am also a qualified Clinical Psychologist in Brazil. After my initial training , which was mostly based on the medical model, I wanted to develop a more human approach to my work, which led me to train in the Person-Centred Approach. Today I integrate the scientific understanding of the mind with my life experience, I feel compassion and understanding for human experience.
I have more than fifteen years of experience working with individuals, adults and children, as well as groups, promoting emotional well-being and finding better, healthier ways to be in relationships.
I work with adults and young people.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Investigative Psychology University of Huddersfield 2017-18
Temenos Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy 2009-2012
BsC Hons Psychology (PUC-Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1995-2001) Clinical Psychologist
Leeds Metropolitan University Masters Psychological Therapies (2007)
Member of British Psychological Society (BPsS) since 2005
Accredited member of National Counselling Society
Member of the Association of Humanistic Psychology in Britain AHPb
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- 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)
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I offer low cost counselling. Please contact to talk about your needs and how I may be able to help.
How to get started ?
* You can give me a call or drop an email for an informal chat about you and your concerns.
* If you would like to meet me in person, we can arrange an initial consultation . This meeting is usually an hour long and is a good time for you to ask any questions and for me to have a better understanding of your issues and discuss the best way forward.
* You can take some time to make a decision to continue to work with me or consider other professionals.
* Once you decide that you would like to work with me, we can agree on the best way to meet your needs, making an agreement on the frequency of the sessions.
I look forward to hearing from you!
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