MA in Psychotherapy & Counselling (due 2017) Regent’s University
Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling (2013) Regent’s University
Certificate Cruse Bereavement – Awareness in Bereavement Care (2013)Befriender with Guideposts, a multi-disciplinary social care & mental health charity, focused on people potentially vulnerable people, who face numerous complex challenges: from autism, learning disability and mental health issues – to physical disability and age-related conditions.
My academic background was reading Modern Languages at University.
Aside from being bilingual and thus able to provide counselling and Psychotherapy in Spanish, the experience of being a Latin American woman settling in London as a teenager has given me an important perspective on the experience of living in a minority group in the United Kingdom. I also believe it gives me a particular insight when working with clients who have an experience of feeling marginalized.
For many years I have worked in the City of London in a corporate and high pressured environment, and while my understanding of the professional environment also helps me to support my clients with their career ambitions, I also understand how the challenges of working in the City can sometimes trigger addictive behaviors, anxiety or depression.
My style of therapy is an active and integrative model engaging openly with clients. I use my own life experiences to facilitate a trusting and creative working relationship. I believe psychological distress can be used as a developmental process and as such in a confidential, non-judgmental and welcoming environment, the aim is to achieve greater understanding, healing and personal growth.
As a trainee therapist It is really important to me to provide you with a warm, compassionate and welcoming environment – one that is confidential, non-judgemental and one that feels safe where you have the space to explore your past, present and future,talk about your feelings openly, and together we can find a way towards understanding and healing, my intention is to support and help you work through your difficulties, and achieve a level of growth you can find uplifting.