I’m a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience.
I graduated with a degree in Psychology from the University of Barcelona in 1993. I also have the qualification of Specialist in Clinical Psychology awarded by the Ministry of Education, which is an official requirement for all clinical psychologists.
I’ve also done a Master’s Degree in Social Cognitive Therapy, a postgraduate course in the Techniques and Basic Principles of Cognitive Therapy and a postgraduate course in Peritació i Defensa del Trastorn Mental (the expert assessment of psychological health for use in court). I’m EMDR therapist, level I and II.
I am a member of the Col·legi oficial de Psicòlegs de Catalunya, and my membership number is 7954.
My career as a clinical psychologist started in the final year of my degree in a day centre for the mentally ill. Since then, I’ve worked for several different organisations and for a private consultancy. My main professional activity for over 20 years has been at a Psychological and Psychiatric Clinic, working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Currently, I’m the director of Centre de Psicologia Espai de Teràpia, and co-director of the psychologists team ZOÈ.
I work with adults and adolescents with a wide range problems including anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, grieving, adjustment disorders, separation and stress.
My theoretical approach is integrative. In addition to techniques learned during my training in cognitive-behavioural and constructivist theories, I also draw on the approaches used in Systemic, Gestalt and Humanist Psychology.
My main aim when giving therapy is to help patients to cope with the situation they face, while at the same time helping them to develop as a person and extend their ability to deal with their own problems. To do this I use cognitive, emotional and experiential techniques, as well as hypnosis and EMDR.
I have a good level of spoken English and regularly carry out therapy in English.