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.
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