Esthefanea F. SantosIntegrative psychotherapist
I offer a genuine, compassionate, and empathetic environment for us both to safely explore any difficulties you are experiencing. Together, we will make space for you to express your concerns fully, without judgement. We will work collaboratively, in accordance with your needs and goals. The approach I use is relational and integrative; I incorporate Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy models. I offer a safe and inclusive environment to all clients regardless of age (18+), ethnicity, gender, sexuality or disability. I also offer therapy in Portuguese.
I have extensive experience working with a range of issues and difficulties, including anxiety, depression, family issues, stress, burnout, and trauma. I specialise in life transitions and have an interest in menopause. Alongside my private practice, I also volunteer and work at Mind as part of my commitment to social responsibility.
I have a special interest in perimenopause and menopause. The transition can bring to the fore strong feelings and unprocessed emotions, leaving people feeling de-established. It can also affect relationships, careers, identity and quality of life. Psychotherapy can offer a supportive space to help you understand the physical and mental effects of the hormonal changes associated with this life transition.
It's important to find a therapist who you trust, who makes you feel heard, and who has the experience to help you make positive changes in your life. My introductory consultation offers you a 20-minute opportunity to discuss what brought you to therapy and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Contact me via email to book your free consultation.
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Fees are between £55 and £80. Please contact me for further information.
I work from offices located in London Bridge, Southwark. I work with clients from this location as well as surrounding areas such as Waterloo, Borough, Bermondsey, Canada Water, and Rotherhithe.
In addition to providing face-to-face counselling, I also offer online sessions for clients in other areas of London and across the UK via Zoom or Skype.
Training and qualifications
PsychD (Doctorate) Counselling Psychology, University of Roehampton (to be completed in 2023)
Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy, London Foundation
MSc Research Methods in Psychology (Merit), University of Kent
BSc (Hons.) Psychology (Class 1.1), University of Kent
I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS). As an Accredited Register, the NCS meets the robust standards set by the Professional Standards Authority, emphasising public safety and ensuring that the best interests of clients are protected.
In addition, I am an advanced-stage trainee Counselling Psychologist (final year), working towards my Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) regulated practitioner doctorate in Counselling Psychology. I combine my academic expertise with the practical clinical experience I have obtained from working in the public and voluntary sectors.
Alongside my work and studies, I have also worked as a volunteer in various local charities, including Mind, Islington Bereavement Service, and St Joseph’s Hospice.