I offer an impartial, safe, and non-judgemental space for you to explore your emotions, feelings and thoughts. I will support you in a holistic way - by working with you, to better understand your frustrations and difficulties as well as your strengths and abilities. I aim to empower my clients during therapy to challenge unwanted behavioural patterns, thoughts or emotions and explore new possibilities and new ways of being.
Our sessions create a space where you learn new tools to manage your uncomfortable thoughts, feelings or behaviours, experiment with new ways of thinking and acting, or just a space to offload things that are too heavy to hold onto by yourself.
Where I work:
I practice at Kennington Osteopaths & Physiotherapy:
2-4 Cleaver Street
Transport: 5 minutes walk from Kennington Station (Northern line), within close walking distance of Vauxhall (Victoria line) and Oval (Northern line). Buses: 3, 59, 159 stop nearby on Kennington Road, and 196 on Kennington Lane. The 360 bus also stops on Kennington Road and Black Prince Road.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a MSc qualified Psychotherapist and Supervisor UKCP and BACP registered, and a graduate Psychologist with a Bachelor (Honours) degree from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil).
I provide psychotherapy to individuals and couples, supervision to professionals and training on a range of topics related to mental health.
Throughout my psychology and psychotherapy training I have worked at a wide range of agencies both in Brazil and in the UK, and have accumulated more than 15 years of practical experience of working with different client groups.
2017 – 2018 The Gestalt Centre
Diploma in Clinical Supervision
2015 University College London/Anna Freud Centre
Diploma in Children and Young People CBT – IAPT
2010 – 2014 Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University
MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy
2006 – 2010 Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University
Diploma In Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counselling
1999 – 2004 Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
Psychologist/British Bachelor (Honours) degree in Psychology
Registered / Accredited
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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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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