Juana is a member of the CFAR and a UKCP-registered psychotherapist. She supports adults and young adults with enduring mental health issues and women who may be suffering with pre and postpartum depression or psychosis.

I can help with...

  • Addictions – alcohol, drugs, etc
  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Avoidant personality disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Gender issues
  • Narcissistic personality disorder
  • Obsessive–compulsive tendencies
  • Phobias
  • Postnatal depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, birth and loss
  • Schizoid personality disorder
  • Schizotypal personality disorder
  • Trauma

Types of clients I see

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Young people

Languages I speak

  • English
  • Italian
  • Portuguese


  • Room 27 at 175–7 Borough High Street, SE1 1HR
  • Online

Types of therapy I offer

  • Psychoanalysis

My approach

You may have asked yourself:

  • What is it that I really want?
  • Why do I keep repeating unhealthy behaviours?
  • Why do I make unwise life choices?

Psychoanalysis is a form of talking cure invented by Sigmund Freud.

Jacques Lacan, a French psychoanalyst developed the psychoanalytic theory further, incorporating elements from other fields of knowledge, such as linguistics and topology. I offer psychoanalysis in a Lacanian orientation.

Psychoanalysis is not a quick fix. It takes time and commitment to explore one’s suffering. I will ask you about your life, your childhood memories and your dreams. I will listen. Sessions are of variable length.

“The unconscious is structured like a language.”

Jacques Lacan

Training, qualifications and experience

I completed a degree in Clinical Psychology in Brazil before moving to the UK in 2006.

I have over a decade of experience in mental health, including helping people with substance misuse.

I have also worked with children and adolescents, some within the autism spectrum.

Other training and experience includes:

Professional affiliations

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Code of ethics

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Fees and availability

  • £60 to £80 per session, depending on frequency (I often see patients twice weekly)
  • £100 for couples therapy
  • I have some reserved spaces for those on low income
  • I’m currently working remotely and in-person