Andreia Santo

BPS and HCPC Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Family Systemic Practitioner

Andreia Santo is a chartered  Clinical Psychologist, and Family and Systemic Practitioner. She has been offering psychological services to children, young people, and adults for over 7 years.

Andreia did her training in Portugal ‘Licensure’, which is academically equivalent to the British Clinical Psychology doctorate. She studied at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of Algarve University in Faro, Portugal. Andreia did further post-graduate training in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy, accredited by the Portuguese Association of Behavioural Therapy and by the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies. In the UK, she completed a 2-year post-graduate diploma in Family and Systemic Therapy at the Tavistock and Portman, NHS Foundation Trust.

Andreia is originally from the beautiful southern region of Portugal, the Algarve. She also lived in Lisbon and Coimbra where she studied. Since she moved to London in 2010, she has been passionately embracing her therapeutic work with people from different cultural backgrounds and faiths.

Andreia has worked in different settings including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in the National Health Service (NHS), schools, and community and volunteers services including Kids Company and Social Care settings. Currently Andreia works as lead clinician Clinical Psychologist in London and Essex TCES Create Services.

Andreia is an eclectic professional, trained and experienced in the use of a variety of psychological approaches, including Person-centred, Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, and Family and Systemic therapy.

 

Issues/Problems of Specialization

Andreia has clinical experience with various issues including

  • Depression
  • General anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Obsessive and compulsive disorder
  • Phobias
  • Panic attacks
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Chronic pain
  • Stress
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Relationship difficulties with family members and spouses

Andreia uses a holistic approach that focuses on understanding the relationship between the mind, body, spirit, and social belief systems. This approach aims to develop better self-awareness, which can often promote greater sense of self-worth and self-acceptance.

 

Andreia's sessions last 50 minutes for individuals, extended sessions available for couples and families.

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