A very warm welcome to you.
My name is Andreia Santo and I’m chartered and registered Clinical and Counselling Psychologist and Family and Systemic Practitioner. I have been offering psychological services to children, young people and adults for over 10 years. I have worked in many different settings as a psychologist, including in the NHS (i.e. surgeries, health centres and hospitals), schools and in community and voluntary services.
During my clinical practice, I have helped people suffering from different emotional challenges, including depression, general anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive and compulsive disorder, phobias, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, chronic pain, stress, sleeping disorders and relationship difficulties with family members and spouses.
I’m an eclectic professional, trained and experienced in the use of a variety of psychological approaches, such as Person-centred, Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, and Family and Systemic therapy. My preferred one in an approach that focuses on instigating reflection around unconditional self-love and self-acceptance.
I have seen throughout my professional practice and personal life that when an individual makes space for self-discovery, normally he/she is able to find all the necessary solutions for their lives, with little effort. It is important during the therapeutic work to also identify the possible conditions around you and that are no longer contributing to your happiness, so you can break free from them and experience yourself being 100% certain and confident in your decision-making. It would be a privilege to assist your self-discovery and personal empowerment.
Self-love is underrated in our civilization. Knowing you will give you all the confidence and tools you need. You are innately perfect and competent. Self is.