Originally from South America, I come from a Sociology and Political Science background.
After my own journey in therapy where I experienced healing through the therapeutic relationship, I decided to train as a therapist myself. I now have the skills to accompany others in this process.
I am committed to learning and developing an anti-oppressive approach in my practice.
Work and Experience
I hold an MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy from the Metanoia Institute in London.
In addition, I have trained as a Sophrology and Relaxation Practitioner which gives me the knowledge and experience to work with the embodied experience to help regulate ourselves. Integrating thoughts, emotions and the body can facilitate well-being and healing.
I am a practitioner with lived experience of mental health issues and distress. I am happy to now offer a space like the one that helped me heal in the past. I remain committed to working collaboratively with my clients and to accompanying them, offering my knowledge, skills and experience appropriately to support them.
I am a member of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and I am bound by its Ethical Framework for good practice. You can read more about the UKCP Code of Ethics here.
I have experience working as a therapist in different agencies, in the third sector and the NHS, with a diverse client population. I have worked with a range of issues such as:
- Relationship issues
- Low self-esteem
- Anger issues
- Cultural issues
- Identity issues
- Mixed heritage
- High Sensitivity
- Exploration of non-normative lifestyles (polyamory & ENM)
Qualifications and Memberships
- Humanistic Psychotherapist (MSc)
- Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (PGDip)
- Diploma Sophrology and Relaxation Practice
- Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
- Member of the Radical Therapist Network
In addition, I am committed to learning and professional development. In order to improve my skills and provide a better service, I engage with continuing professional development (CDP) on a regular basis. Some of the most recent trainings I have undertaken are:
- Introduction to Gender Identities
- Working with Race-based trauma & stress
- Living & Working with Neurodivergence
- ADHD in the therapy room
I have also worked as a consultant and trainer with various organisations to offer training and workshops for fellow mental health practitioners and the wider public.
I specialise in topics around social justice and mental health. Some of the topics I have covered in training include: Social Determinants of Mental Health, Self-care during the Pandemic, Intergenerational Trauma, etc.