My training background is varied including, Physical Theatre and Dance where I trained while living in Brazil, where I grew up. Eventually I started to facilitate healing for people, relieving their discomfort and pain through my touch. That led me into studying 3 years of Shiatsu and 6 years of Martial Arts with Senzei Ken Waight, internationally known shiatsu, acupuncturist and founder of Kitaido (Martial Arts) in London. While training in Shiatsu I started to practice Zen meditation followed by Vipassana meditation, which I still practice. Meditation has been and still is an enormous resource in my own healing journey.
Due to my own experience as a mother and the fascinating subject of pregnancy and birth, I embarked on a year PGDip course for Shiatsu Practitioners at Well Mother with Suzanne Yates in Bristol, internationally known Shiatsu teacher on the subject of Pregnancy, Labour & beyond, and Baby Massage. During the subsequent years I trained as a Craniosacral Therapist, which helped me to connect with my body and release my own past traumas.
As part of my journey and curiosity about tantric work I joined various courses on the subject, however it was the training in Women’s Sexuality Coaching with Shakti Malan that enabled me to understand in my own body how distorted views on sexuality and sex can be a huge problem in our societies. This year long training was an experiential course, which helped me to explore my own issues around sexuality and in the process acquire a deeper understanding and awareness on the subject, physically, psychologically and especially spiritually. That led me to participate in various courses and to research on the subject of women’s sexuality, using the techniques from my trainings to approach the delicate and little understood by society, subject of women’s sexual energy.
During the women’s sexuality coaching training psychotherapeutic process work was widely used, which helped me to integrate what I had experienced in an effective way. In order to learn more about the psychotherapeutic processes I joined a 3 years PGDip degree in Counselling with The Psychosynthesis Trust in London. In this training I explored myself in depth, while at the same time learning a variety of counselling skills. Psychosynthesis is a transpersonal approach to talking therapy, which means it has a holistic approach to it. It was a challenging and beautiful experience and the journey continues. In many ways, it has changed my life and the ways I live it.
Due to experiencing a variety of trainings and my own development as a spiritual being and as a person, I combine bodywork with process work (Psychotherapeutic Bodywork), which bridges the unconscious with the conscious. I believe that by bringing the unconscious into consciousness has the power to transform the way we see ourselves. As a consequence, it enables us to develop self-empathy and compassion towards our journeys and at the same time creating a space for our authentic selves to fully emerge. The work I create acknowledges body and soul, thus inviting you to embody your experience, dismissing nothing and embracing all you are.
I do often participate in seminars, conferences and courses in subjects of my interest such as gestalt approach to couples therapy and facilitation of groups as well as psychedelics in therapy. I am interested in Jungian approach to psychotherapy, especially the subject of the unconscious and the importance of it in therapy.
I am an experienced counsellor who have trained at PGDip degree (level 7) at the Psychosynthesis Trust, which is a comprehensive training credited by Middlesex University. I have been working for 20 years as a body therapist, mainly using Shiatsu and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. Most recently in the past 5 years, I have developed a body psychotherapy approach called Psychotherapeutic Bodywork. I have also trained as a coach/facilitator on the subject of women’s sexuality and I have run workshops about it in the UK and abroad. I am originally from Brazil where I studied drama and dance. My experience of living in different cultures has helped me towards a greater sensitivity and understanding of people living in a culture that has a different world view than theirs, and the consequences of it.
- Certificate in Psychosynthesis Foundations
- PGDip Degree in Psychosynthesis Counselling
- Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy
- Awakening Women’s Sexuality (coaching)
- Shiatsu Massage (PGDip in Pregnancy and labour).
CPD COURSES & SEMINARS INCLUDE:
- Ecopsychology: Re-wilding Therapy – Nick totton – Psychosynthesis Trust
- Developing Effective Group Facilitation – Michael Ellis – The Gestalt Centre
- Chakras and the Energy Body – Anodea Judith – Triyoga
- Couples and Relationships Therapy – Carmen J. Ablack – The Gestalt Centre
Monday to Saturday day and evening