About Me

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 as I firmly believe the impact of the social context and injustice on mental health need to be considered in therapy.

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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. I believe integrating thoughts, emotions and the body can facilitate well-being and healing.

I am currently undertaking research as a PhD student in Psychosocial studies at the Birkbeck University of London.

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.

As a migrant and autistic person myself, I have benefitted from this kind of liberating work, and can offer a different perspective from what you may find out there.

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
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Anger issues
  • Cultural issues
  • Loss
  • Discrimination
  • Autism & ADHD
  • Identity issues
  • Migration
  • 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

Training Provision

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.