Dr Andreia Santo:
Clinical Psychologist / Family & Systemic Practitioner
My name is Andreia Santo and I’m chartered and registered Clinical and Counselling Psychologist, and Family and Systemic Practitioner (Post-graduate Diploma) working as a clinician in the NHS and in private practice at HQ Therapy Rooms in Hackney, E8.
Which Therapies Can I Offer?
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, Compassion Focused Therapy, and Family and Systemic therapy.
Training, Qualifications and Experience
I gained my qualifications in Portugal, my training is recognised as being equivalent to the Doctorate in Clinical and Counselling Psychology in the UK. During my time in Portugal I did further post-graduate training in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy over 1 year, which is accredited by the Portuguese Association of Behavioural Therapy and by the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies.
I moved to the UK in 2010 where I completed a 2 years part-time post-graduate diploma in Family and Systemic Therapy at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London. During this time I have undergone 2 placements at St Pancras Hospital and at the Caversham Surgery in Kentish Town.
I have been offering psychological services to children, young people and adults since 2008. I have worked in many different settings as a psychologist, including in the NHS (i.e. surgeries, health centres and hospitals), schools, in the community and voluntary services. I have helped many people experiencing different emotional issues, including depression, general anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive and compulsive disorder, phobias, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, chronic health conditions and pain, bereavement, stress, sleeping disorders and relationship difficulties with family members and spouses.
My clinical approach
My clinical technique focuses on self-realisation and (re) discovering unconditional self-love. I believe that we are all worthy of self-love and innately predisposed to experience it every moment of our lives.We can truly see this in the early years of the human development. My personal and professional journey thought me that it is important to take an helicopter view so we can put our lives’ circumstances into perspective, whilst supporting our minds in recognising that we are one with the universe and able to be positively in charge of our individual reality and general well-being.
It would be a great privilege for me to work with you. If you wish to book your initial session this can be arranged below with no further commitment required.
Dr Andreia Santo, Clinical Psychologist & Family and Systemic Practitioner can be reached using the following:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07415 207819