I have been working as a therapist for over 10 years. With a bachelor degree in Psychology, a specialisation in Gestalt-therapy and an international Life Coach certificate, working in English and Portuguese, I can provide the help you are looking for.
I believe in the significance of my connection with those I work with providing the path in which they can find themselves in their own terms. My work is based on a holistic and relational theory, using relational Gestalt approach, integrative elements, mindfulness and bodywork.
Functioning in a holistically way lead me to trust that all parts of life are linked and consequently cannot be treated distinctly. Also, the relational work is focused in having myself as part of the therapeutic relationship with you as another human being, participating with my reactions, considerations and feelings as a way to emphasize your awareness towards yourself.
Similarly, I have a creative approach bringing the opportunity to work in ways that make sense to you. For example, I can use talking therapy, art, music, drama, poetry or movement as an approach to explore your difficulties.
I have experience with clients who are affected by difficulties such as depression, phobias, stress, anxiety, emotional and relationship problems, physical or psychosomatic disorders and behavioural problems. Herewith, I also have experience with schizophrenia, suicidal behaviour, PTSD and children on the spectrum.
I am avid about my work as a psychotherapist and assisting people to make, and to acknowledge, their own choices in the path of self-discover. Extremely dedicated to my own personal and professional development, I participate of study groups and attend to courses as much as I can and take care of my physical and mental health. I spend my free time with my family and pursuing my hobbies.