My call to become a therapist stems from my journey. I experienced a positive transformation from Psychotherapy, and this genuinely motivates me to empower others in their process of self-discovery and change.
Originally from Mozambique, I have lived in Portugal, Ireland and I have been living in the UK for the past ten years. I tenderly embrace the diversity within me and I feel privileged to live within different cultures as I realise that, as human beings, it is far greater what unifies us than what separates us as individuals.
I am trained as a clinical Psychologist (Lisbon), with a post-graduation in Person-Centred Counselling and psychotherapy (UK, Scotland). I do have registration with the British Psychological Association (BPS), and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have acquired experience working with a population of diverse backgrounds in various settings.
Counselling and Psychotherapy Orientation
As a person-centred therapist, my approach is rooted in the principle that recognises human potential for transformation and growth. As such my work embodies the core conditions of deep listening and empathy. In addition, I work with the cognitive and psychodynamic psychological model to more effectively respond individual needs of clients.
As a long-term Vipassana meditation and Mindfulness practitioner, I invite a gentle somatic awareness to sessions to connect and integrate the body and mind.
My clinical work is supervised by a licensed supervisor. according to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy guidelines.
As a professional, I fully abide by the BPS and BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Languages: English and Portuguese