For me, the aim of a good therapist is to give their clients tools to be their own ‘compass’ in life. Based on the knowledge and experience shared with your therapist, you can learn to evaluate where your are, and take decisions to navigate through your life difficulties. You are the only ‘expert’ in your life, simply because you are the only one who lived through it. Your therapist is only a 'craftsman' who needs to connect, and bring to surface, your most aware version of yourself.
By nurturing and accepting the ‘Humanity’ in yourself, you learn to accept the ‘Humanity’ of others. By becoming more gentle, accepting how you truly are… you are able to adapt.
Allow me to introduce myself: I am a father, a son, a husband, a brother, a good friend, a counsellor and psychotherapist.
I have graduated from a BACP Accredited Institution, where I was also given an Outstanding Personal Development Award. I currently provide counselling services to MIND – a large Mental Health Charity in the UK, as well as seeing clients privately. I am BACP Registered and adhere strictly to their Ethical Framework.
Most of my experience has been acquired by working with people struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, no sense of purpose, family related issues, relationship issues, stress, and all matters related to trauma. The majority of us are not aware of how often the 'hurt' part of ourselves takes the lead in our day-to-day lives.
In addition to my integrative methods, I incorporate aspects of Dr. Gabor Maté's 'Compassionate Inquiry' approach into my practice; having attended a number of his workshops, including the 'Compassionate Inquiry Approach to Mental and Physical Illness', led by himself.
Prior to working as a counsellor/psychotherapist, I obtained a degree in Law and a Masters in Business Administration, having worked in the corporate field for over 25 years.
I am fluent in English and Portuguese and currently hold sessions via Zoom only.