Credentials & Licensing as Online Counsellor

The professional and ethical codes of counselling require transparency about certifications, education, limitations of counselling and limitations of confidentiality. On the Home and Contact page on my website, you will find information on the necessary forms to fill and the ethics code to which I adhere.

All of the above-mentioned information is intended to make sure that you, the client, can choose wisely and responsibly.

My Training, Certificates and Degrees

I am a Health Psychologist with a post-graduation degree in Clinical Psychology.

I obtained my Bachelor Degree in Health Psychology at the Universidade Lusiada do Porto, Portugal in 2007. 

The post-graduation degree in Clinical Psychology was obtained at Associação Portuguesa de Psicologia Relacional-Histórica in Porto, Portugal in 2010.

Since my graduation, I have obtained certificates in:

  • Primary Prevention of Drug Addiction and Risk Reduction

  • Legal Medicine 

  • Disturbances in Childhood and Adolescence: Psychological Intervention

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders 

  • Family Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • COVID-19 Pandemic Phase Telephone Hotline Guidance Guide

 

I have followed in-house training at the following institutions:

Continued Education

Any professional engagement in the mental health sector requires ongoing continued education.

I completed the following training, courses and seminars:

  • Stress and Depression

  • Health Psychology from Primary Care to Differentiated Care

  • Neuropsychology: Neuropsychological Assessment and Rehabilitation

  • Scientific Activities of the European Federation of Psychology Students

  • Sexuality in Health Psychology

  • Depression

  • The Autistic Child and His World

 

Volunteering

Is a way to get involved with inspiring causes and to connect yourself with a like-minded community.

I volunteered at the following institutions:

  • Regional Center for Alcoholology

  • Doctors of the World

Licensing

I am a member of the Portuguese Order of Psychologists (OPP).
I am officially licensed as a Psychologist in Portugal by the Portuguese Order of Psychologists, my license number is 12122.
And finally: I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); my membership number is 524326.

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