I started my career in Chicago, USA where I studied counselling and worked with Latin American families, couples and individuals who presented issues such as, family conflict and divorce, parenting difficulties and children with serious emotional and behavioural problems.
I continued my training in London where I completed an MSc in Family Therapy at King’s College and subsequently registered as an accredited member and supervisor at the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Having initially worked with families, individuals and couples affected by substance misuse in the context of the UK National Health System, I continued my career with a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), where I worked clinically with families when a child presented with a difficulty, as well as delivering parenting courses and supporting other professionals who worked with children. In 2012, I returned to my native Portugal where I works at the Psychology Department of Park International School, leads parenting groups and workshops for family therapists in training at the Portuguese Society of Family Therapy (SPTF). I've also developed her private practice with international couples, individuals and families with issues that include relationship difficulties, family conflict, cultural adaptation, low self-esteem, identity issues, addictions, anxiety, anger management, trauma and depression.
I can provide a variety of services based on my experience both in the US and in the UK. I’ve worked for many years with individuals, couples and families from a variety of backgrounds. I’m a Systemic Psychotherapist but over the years have learned and integrated other approaches such Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, Parenting Models such as the Solihull Approach and the Incredible Years. I believe in a resilient-based approach and the importance of creating a confidential, safe and positive relationship with the people I work with.