I am a UK trained Educational and Child Psychologist working with children, young people and young adults. I am passionate about supporting and improving children’s learning, development and emotional well-being. I gained my Doctorate in Educational, Child and Community Psychology from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London in 2013. Since then I have worked for local authorities in inner and outer London, as well as the NHS in CAMHS (Child Adolescent Mental Health Service). I now provide an independent service, both in Portuguese and in English, to families, schools, and organisations in Portugal.
I am committed to providing a respectful and high-quality service that is sensitive to the individual needs of a child or young person, promoting resilience and positive well-being. I work collaboratively with the important people around a child or young person to bring about positive change, considering the ‘whole child’ and the surrounding context.
I am registered both with the British Psychology Society (BPS) and the Ordem de Psicólogos Portugueses (OPP). I am also an editor for the Division of Child and Educational Psychology BPS journal Debate. I am a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council and I have enhanced DBS clearance.