My mission statement
"I am a firm believer in the human spirit and people’s ability to overcome even the most tragic of circumstances. As a counsellor, I am honoured to be able to offer individuals a non-judgemental place of trust where any emotions can be shared in confidence and explored at their own pace".
I was born in Brazil and came to England in 1975. I wanted to learn English and return home to realise my dream of becoming a special educational needs teacher. But life had other plans for me. I fell in love, married an English man and we started a family. Whilst raising my children, I worked for many years at a global organisation in people-related roles. Upon being made redundant, I tried hard to deal with some conflicting, painful and personal issues, leading me to seek counselling for the first time. This was the beginning of a new and special chapter in my life. One that led me to
find my inner balance and peace, while also inspiring me to become a counsellor and psychotherapist and offer this gift to others.
BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma of Higher Education in Person-Centred Counselling - Southampton City College
Level 2 and 3 Counselling Skills - Bournemouth and Poole College
Mental Health Awareness Training
Dealing with vulnerable adults training
Short term Person-Centred training
Level 2 Substance Abuse Qualifications
Eating Disorders Training
Transpersonal psychotherapy training
Existential Psychotherapy training
Ongoing attendance of related self development courses and workshops
Alongside English, I am happy to conduct counselling sessions in Portuguese if required.
I offer counselling to individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement, problems at work, trauma, addiction, sexuality, feelings of loneliness and isolation, lack of confidence and self esteem amongst others.
I have also worked in the mental health industry, offering support to those affected by fragile mental health and learning difficulties.
During my time working in various people-related roles, I was privileged enough to receive valuable life coaching, interpersonal skills and
motivational therapy training.
I am a Registered and fully Accreddited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework for Good Practice – www.bacp.com