Choosing a therapist can be a daunting process especially in a foreign country. So I will tell you here about my personal, formal and professional experience so you can feel reassured that you are in safe hands.
What I offer
I am a British psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working in Spain with individuals, couples and groups. I am a native English speaker but I am also fluent in Spanish. And as an Ex-pat I am familiar with and have worked with many Ex-pats adjusting to a new life abroad.
In addition I have many years of professional training. I have a psychology degree convalidated by the Spanish Ministry of Education and more than 500 hours of postgraduate training so I am accredited with the Colegio de Psicologos (M18071) and work in a registered health centre No CS12240. Having also done part of my training in the UK, I am eligible UKCP (United Kingdom of Council of Psychotherapy) accreditation and EAP (European Association of Psychotherapy) accreditation as an Integrative therapist. This means I have been trained in and can draw from several different schools of therapy in my work (namely psychodynamic, existential, cognitive behavioural therapy). In addition I have a Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a Diploma in couples therapy, and a Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis . And I have done and will continue to do additional courses over the years as I believe in continual professional and personal development as a necessary part of being able to offer a safe and effective service.
I believe that in order to be an effective therapist it is important that I do what I ask of my clients, which is to continually reflect on themselves in order to grow and evolve.
Therefore, my interests change with my life experience and training and latest research ideas. Particular interests at the moment are working with relationship issues, using mindfulness in my practice and daily life, and drawing from existential and Buddhist teachings to help us live and die well. In addition, I am currently exploring different ways of working online and outside in nature.