My name is Patricia and I am an UKCP accredited and experienced integrative psychotherapist. As an integrative psychotherapist, I draw from various psychological perspectives including transpersonal, psychodynamic, person-centred, attachment-based, and neuroscience. I firmly believe that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, so I tailor the sessions to meet each client’s unique needs. If appropriate, I am open to include different ways of working such as body-oriented work, art, creativity, sand play and psychoeducation.
My therapeutic approach is trauma-informed, holistic, warm, empathetic, compassionate, and non-judgmental. I believe that feeling safe and seen are the foundation for healing. I strive to walk alongside my clients through the process to help them make the positive changes they desire in their lives.
I work with children, adolescents and adults and I offer parenting sessions which can be in English, Spanish or Catalan. I offer online and in-person therapy for adolescents, adults and parents. Please note that with primary-age children I only work in person.
I support adults facing specific challenges with either a particular event, a long-standing difficulty or those looking to gain a deeper self-insight. I am interested in how our early experiences can shape our present and how this might manifest in relationships, self-perception and self-beliefs. Together we can explore early life patterns, address emotional difficulties and understand blocks that may be hindering your personal growth. My aim is to help you discover more about yourself while also fostering your growth, self-awareness and authenticity so positive choices can be made.
Adolescence can be a challenging stage in life while also highly enriching. Transition into adulthood can bring up a rollercoaster of emotions such as confusion, frustration, anger, shame and anxiety. I provide a safe and confidential space for adolescents to navigate this transformative phase. I am here to help them explore any complex thoughts and emotions so they can understand themselves and their needs better.
I have extensive experience supporting children through various challenges, including school transitions, bereavement, family changes, new siblings, peer difficulties, ADHD and ASD and more. My approach is creative and empathetic, tailored to meet children where they are in their developmental journey.
I offer sessions to parents whose children are too young to engage in therapy or parents who need strategies to manage particular situations.
I have over a decade of experience working in various mental health and educational settings including early years, charitable organisations and NHS projects. Thanks to my clients and training, I have gained experience in supporting children, young people and adults from all walks of life facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, attachment and bereavement. I have over four years of experience working in a service specialising in supporting children and adolescents who have experienced sexual abuse as well as supporting non-abusive family members.
In addition, having lived in different countries myself, I understand the emotional, cultural and practical challenges of relocating. I am experienced and interested in supporting people dealing with issues of belonging and identity as a consequence of migratory experiences.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.