Fernanda is an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council. She sees adults for short and long-term work.

Contact me

07779 235 306

I can help with...

  • Abortion
  • Addictions – alcohol, drugs, etc
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Gender issues
  • Identity issues
  • Infertility
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma

Types of client I see

  • Individuals
  • Young people
  • Older people
  • BAMER
  • LGBTQIA
  • Men
  • Women
  • Trainee and qualified clinicians

Languages I speak

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Location(s)

  • Contact me for details

Types of therapy I offer

  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy

My approach

In my work, I hope to provide you with what you need to change and grow. More often than not, the roots of emotional problems go deeper than normal awareness can reach, and my role is to enable you to identify, and focus on, some of the destructive ways of relating to yourself and others that might leave you feeling depressed, anxious or alone.

My aim is to create a safe and creative environment, which will help you to explore the different aspects of yourself – some which harmoniously coexist, and others that might be at odds with each other.

For many people, therapy is an opportunity to tell and understand their own stories; an opportunity to mourn and rejoice. This might in turn enable them to break free from stories that are no longer truthful to who they are, paving the way for more coherent stories to unravel.

The process

Therapy normally starts with an initial consultation to explore the nature of your problem. It will take place in a totally confidential setting and lasts for approximately one hour and may be followed by additional exploratory meetings.

If we decide to work together, regular 50-minute sessions are arranged at the same time each week.

Talking in a safe atmosphere can lead you to become more aware of your previously unknown thoughts and feelings, thus giving relief from your emotional pain, promoting personality development, and greater self-awareness.

My patients come from a variety of professional backgrounds including students, health professionals, people working in the arts, the financial sector, and people not at work.

Training and qualifications

I trained at WPF where I gained a Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

Over the years I did further training in depression, mentalisation, borderline personality disorder, self-harm, sexual abuse, and eating disorders.

Past experience

  • Charity sector
  • Private practice

I have experience in working with the impact of trauma and loss, addiction, and with adult survivors of sexual abuse. I also have an interest in the unique emotional challenges faced by young adults, immigrants, creative people and the LGBTQI community.

Professional affiliations

I am a member of the British Psychoanalytic Council and I am an affiliate of the Foundation of Psychotherapy and Counselling.

Fees and availability

  • £70 for an hourly session