My Clinical Practice
CBT treatment for the following difficulties:
- Panic attacks
- Social anxiety
- Phobias to specific objects/situations
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Generalised anxiety (worrisome thoughts)
- Test/exam anxiety
- Acute stress
Behavioural Couples therapy:
- One partner experiencing psychological difficulties
- Relationship trauma such as infidelity
- To improve communication skills
- Reduce conflict and have a rewarding relationship
Private Clinical Supervision
- CBT therapists
I offer sessions both from an office in Central London on Saturdays and online via Skype and Zoom (amongst other platforms) during the evening and weekdays. Home visits can potentially also be arranged if necessary for clients with Agoraphobia that are housebound or are mobile only locally. For more information about arranging a session, please see the ‘Referrals‘ and ‘Contact‘ pages.
When I originally qualified as a clinical psychologist in Lisbon, Portugal (1998), I had already been working for two years as an intern at Julio de Matos Psychiatric Hospital, including work on anxiety and mood disorders, somatoform disorders, sexual disorders and disorders usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood and adolescence. I followed this up with further clinical positions at a Students Counselling Centre, a teaching position at the Lusofona University, and by opening my own office for private practice. During this time I also completed a postgraduate degree in cognitive behavioural therapy. My work with clients from 1996 covered a gamut of anxiety and mood disorders and I conducted individual as well as group therapy sessions. I have also completed further advanced CBT training in the UK, worked as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist for the NHS , and also completed further advanced training in Behavioural Couples Therapy.
I run my own clinical practice working with clients with a number of complex and sometimes co-morbid conditions including obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety, phobias, panic disorder and worrisome thoughts. I also offer couples therapy and clinical supervision.