I am from a Spanish speaking Caribbean background. I am fully bilingual Spanish-English. I came to the UK over twenty years ago and have made London a home with my partner and two children. I am a systemic psychotherapist, specialising in the areas of trauma, anxiety and depression. My own experience as a migrant shapes my interests in working with issues of trauma, culture, gender identity, intimacy and couple relationships – this may manifest in associated experiences of shame, guilt, anger, displacement, feeling disempowered and loss of identity/voice.
Having trained at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust, I obtained a Masters Degree in Systemic Psychotherapy specialising in work with individuals, couples and families. During that time, the majority of my practice was in the NHS offering psychotherapeutic support to people experiencing enduring mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and OCD. Here, I also saw many clients that were survivors of childhood sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence and forced marriage.
Over time, my practice has evolved to include ongoing NHS work in traditional clinic settings as a lead systemic psychotherapist for a major London NHS trust, as well as private and community based practices in Education and independent charitable sectors.
I now integrate the Systemic approach with up to date research in mindfulness, neuroscience, Attachment and Developmental theories - all recognised as highly effective ways in which to approach trauma focused work. My love and deep respect for diversity particularly gender, sexual identity, ability/disability influences my values and practices as a therapist, as well as a commitment to progressive politics particularly in support of race and gender equality and the protection of the environment.
MA in Systemic Psychotherapy (University of East London and Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust)
MSc in Social Work (University of Bristol)
Professional Membership: UKCP, AFT, HCPC