Mental Health is not only in your mind, but is subject to multiple factors, such as the environment where you work, the level of pressure in the different aspects of your life, and even the type of personal relationships you develop.
But there is no single answer or magic pill to improve mental health in the blink of an eye.
I grew up under the hot South American sun, in Paraguay.
I emigrated to the UK in 2008, which produced great changes in my life, and thus I developed Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Being multilingual, for 20 years my work experience had been in international sales and customer service; sectors characterised for multitasking in fast paced environments, and the constant pursuit of targets.
I needed to make big changes in my life style after dealing with persistent anxiety for years that led me to severe depression twice. For a long time I dealt with my health challenges like many people do, with medication only.
Things didn´t change until I went to therapy and decided to understand my issues, and implemented other techniques that would help me to recover from inside.
These experiences gave me good insight as a patient into common mental health issues and the limitations of attempting to cure them only with medication.
We all experience a challenge in our mental health at some point in our life. I did a lot of research to understand why it was so complicated for me to recover, and I published what had worked for my recovery in my first book, "The Key to escape from your mental prison" in 2016 and made the difficult decision to pivot my career.
My first book sparkled my curiosity. Later on I trained in organisational stress management and individual stress. In following years I trained in Counselling, I also took a training to become a Chaplain and worked as a Catholic Chaplain for some years for the Police and Rescue Team in Derbyshire.
Through a private practice I work with people providing face to face, telephone or online counselling.
I work with adults, teenagers and children from age 9, neurotypical or neurodivergent people.
I have vast experience working with the LGBTQ+ community providing Pride Counselling. I am very open minded about gender and sexual diversity.
Since I have been a Chaplain in the past, I can also provide Faith Counselling for those who want to include their beliefs in therapy, but this completely depends upon the client.
I am a counsellor, but since I have been a patient in the past, I have a dual perspective. I can provide you with a warm and friendly space to explore your concerns.
Please visit Services to find in more details in what areas I can help you. I am fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.