Dr. Daniela Semedo

Clinical Psychologist

I was born and raised in Portugal and educated in Portugal and the United Kingdom. For the past 15 years, I have been working as a clinical psychologist in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings in the public and private sectors in Portugal, India, UK and UAE.

I am certified in third wave Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Solution-Focused Therapy and Schema Therapy. I have extensive experience working with preteenagers, adolescents and adults. I provide evidence-based, effective integrative treatment options that are tailored to achieve clients’ desired therapeutic outcomes while taking into consideration each client and their unique background.

I empathetically support individuals in managing their intrapersonal and interpersonal emotional and behavioural difficulties and work alongside them to encourage and succeed in creating a more fulfilling life journey. I employ a relational approach with a strong emphasis on empathy and compassion as key components in the success of the therapeutic process, by providing a space where clients can feel heard, accepted, and secure.

In academia, I work as a lecturer, researcher, and clinical supervisor of students’ clinical internships and master theses. In my free time, I love hanging out with my family and friends. I am a nature lover, a passionate and certified interior designer, and a travel enthusiast.

Email info@thefsc.earth to get in touch with me.

Qualifications and professional bodies

  • PhD in Clinical Psychology, The University of Edinburgh (UK)
  • MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology, Piaget Institute (Portugal)
  • BSc in Clinical and Counselling Psychology, Piaget Institute (Portugal)
  • Member of the European Federation of Psychologists Associations (EFPA)
  • Member of the Order of Portuguese Psychologists (OPP)
  • Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Clinical Psychologist,  Dubai Health Authority, DHA 43210284

Areas of Experience

  • Adjustment, Trauma- and Stress-Related Disorders (incl. PTSD)
  • Anxiety and Phobic Disorders
  • Attachment Issues and difficulties with Interpersonal Relationships
  • ADHD in Preteenagers, Adolescents and Adults
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • Somatic Symptoms and Related Disorders