I am a qualified Psychologist and psychotherapist from Brazil with over 25 years of clinical experience, and I am very passionate about therapeutic interventions that vary from deep psychological interventions based on the client’s history and memories, to an emphasis on the relationship between therapist and client, including their cultural context and systems.
My therapeutic approach is mainly relational with a psychoanalytic theoretical base.
I am also very interested in using symbolic representations and meanings in the therapeutic setting to assist clients on their reflections and self-awareness.
I trained as a Clinical Psychologist and as a Psychotherapist in São Paulo, Brazil where I had the opportunity to develop my professional career within the mental health and psychiatric fields. I had my knowledge base, skills and experience updated in the USA and in the UK when I retrained as a psychodynamic counsellor and clinical supervisor, and where I continue my studies in Psychoanalysis.
I have worked in a variety of settings including psychiatric hospitals, voluntary LGBTQ organisations, as well as the private and educational sectors.
My experience includes working as a lecturer in Further and Higher education, supervising, assessing, teaching and training future counsellors, therapists and social workers, as well as supervising MA and MSc students’ research dissertations. I have supervised students’ clinical work through clinical management, child and infant observation seminars.
I offer short and long-term therapy to clients.
I am also a psychodynamic clinical supervisor of groups and individuals working in private practice, as well as in voluntary organisations dealing with domestic violence, homelessness, sexual assault and rape, and gender specific abuse.
I have supervised groups and individuals at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation- WPF and other training institutions, as well as facilitating experiential groups for counselling trainees.
I have been running a successful women-only study group on Psychoanalysis & Culture for the past 3 years.
I work full-time in private practice.
Qualifications & Memberships
BA (Hons) Psychology MBPsS
Psychology & Psychotherapy CRP São Paulo BR
PgDip Psychodynamic Counselling MBACP
PgDip Psychoanalysis & Culture
Psychodynamic Clinical Supervision WPF
TheIARPP – The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
The Relational School UK
Birbeck Counselling Assoc BCA
The London Society of the New Lacanian School
The Freud Museum
The Wellcome Library