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About me

Throughout the ups and downs of my own life, I have attended therapy. It helped me discover the strength to accept my past and recognise that, although I can’t change what happened, I can pilot the course of my future and govern how I want to live. 

 

After studying Psychology and working for years in HR (mainly in the education sector), I found myself becoming drawn more towards the people (and their well-being) aspect of the job. This eventually led me along the path of becoming a Counsellor.

I have worked with clients who have experienced abuse, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, cultural issues, depression, discrimination, feeling suicidal, gender and sexuality issues, intercultural adjustment, racism, relationship difficulties (personal or work-related), self-harm, separation/divorce, sexual violence, stress, trauma and workplace bullying.

 

I have also worked at an LGBTQI+ charity working with gender, sexuality and identity and at a rape crisis centre.

Get in touch to arrange an initial phone call. 

My interest in working with couples started after years of working in dispute resolution within the workplace as a Mediator. I have always valued the importance of communication between people. In workplace mediation, I felt I could bring real value by being a part of a process where parties tried to improve their relationships and process what has happened between them. 

Some common issues brought to me by couples are affairs and infidelity, communication, lack of desire or different levels of desire, unmet emotional needs, parenting styles, sex, etc. Couples may also seek counselling to get to know each other at a "deeper" level as they progress in their relationship. Get in touch to see how I can help. 

I am studying towards a Masters in Contemporary Psychosexual Therapy and offering sex therapy to individuals and couples. Psychosexual Therapy, or Sex Therapy as some may refer to, is a form of talking therapy for couples and individuals to address sexual issues. Get in touch if you feel sex therapy may be suitable for you. 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Qualifications  

  • Masters in Contemporary Psychosexual Therapy (currently studying)

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling  

  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology 

  • Masters in Human Resource Management

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

As a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), I am required to invest in my continuous professional development. These are some of the recent training/workshops I have attended:

  • A matter of death and life (Irvin Yalom)

  • Counselling couples with sexual difficulties

  • Dealing with affairs (*COSRT approved)

  • Dealing with distress: working with suicide and self-harm 

  • Domestic violence and abuse awareness

  • Facilitating Therapeutic Groups

  • Fundamentals of Working with Couples (*COSRT approved)

  • HIV awareness

  • Meeting partner's needs (*COSRT approved)

  • Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy 

  • Single Session Therapy

  • Transactional Analysis 101 (Introduction)

  • Trauma and the body 

  • Using Emotional-Focused Therapy principles in couple work

  • Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment 

  • Working with shame 

  • Working with substance misuse in relationships

* College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)

 


Additional information: 

  • Pronouns she/her, mixed race 

  • Languages spoken: English and Portuguese (Brazilian)

  • I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate 

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance 

  • Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and student member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) 

Code of Ethics: 

  • Counselling: As a qualified Counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work within the BACP’s Ethical Framework, which includes regular supervision of my work and a commitment to continuous professional development. 


 

Click here to learn more about how I work (including fees). 

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