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".

 

Background

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.

 

Relevant Qualifications

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 training

Ongoing attendance of related self development courses and workshops

 

Languages

Alongside English, I am happy to conduct counselling sessions in Portuguese if required.

 

Relevant Experience

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.

Professional Membership

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

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