Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist
My approach to psychotherapy is a mix of my base education in Clinical Psychology and the knowledge and tools I am currently acquiring as an Existential Psychotherapist Trainee at The Portuguese Society of Existential Psychotherapy. To this formal education I add empathy, humor and insight, as well as my own experience as a human being.
Together we will work on a discovery process. Psychotherapy allows you to live more authentically and to be more aware of your goals. I am determined to help you on this path by providing a safe space where you can feel heard and understood.
Education and Professional Experience
- Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology by ISPA-IU
- Candidate Member of the Order of Portuguese Psychologists
- Candidate Member of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Psicoterapia Existencial (SPPE)
- Individual Psychotherapy for Adolescents and Adults
(past and present)
- Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist – Private Practice
- Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist at the Gabinete de Apoio e Psicologia ao Aluno (GAPA) at Escola Profissional Magestil
- Psychotherapist at the Gabinete de Apoio Psicológico e Promoção de Saúde (GAPPS) at Univ. Lusiada
- Clinical Psychologist Trainee at the Psychiatric service of Fernando Fonseca Hospital
As a psychotherapist I am interested in what my clients choose to bring to the sessions. All experiences are unique, and I believe everybody should be treated with respect. What the therapeutic process will provide is a meeting of the person with themselves; our sessions will help you reflect on your beliefs and values, and understand how these affect your way of being, your actions and your relationships with others.
Existential Psychotherapy is suitable for people who are motivated to take an active role in their psychotherapy and want to understand themselves better. Also those who are searching for meaning in their lives and intend to live more authentically, through the self-knowledge they acquire along the process. If you want to develop new ways of dealing with the challenges that life poses, Existential Psychotherapy may be for you. It may also be helpful to those who experience difficulties in relationships and/or suffer from Depression and/or Anxiety.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I really need therapy?
This is, of course, a very personal decision and process. If you are suffering, maybe psychotherapy will be helpful. Deciding to see a psychotherapist can be a difficult decision. It could also be an empowering decision; the first step to change your life. If you’ve already arrived here, the first step has been taken and your process has already started. I encourage you to get in touch with me and together we can understand if you really need psychotherapy, and if I will be the right person to accompany you on this journey.
Are the sessions online or in person?Sessions are being held online. What the research tells us is that online interventions have similar results to face-to-face interventions. It is, however, important to know how to use technologies and the internet and be sure that you have the necessary privacy to have our sessions.
What’s the duration and frequency of the sessions?All sessions are 50 minutes long. As for frequency, sessions are usually weekly. Exceptionally, other terms may be agreed upon.
What’s the duration of the therapeutic process?The duration of a psychotherapeutic process varies depending on the nature of the problem each person brings, their goals and how we decide to work to achieve those goals.
Adolescents and Adults
40€ per session