So why “Peartree Counselling”? Peartree has a very personal meaning to me as it is the translation of my Portuguese maiden name and reflects my own roots. It also represents my strong belief that counselling is about a process of discovery and personal growth and, just like the process of a fruit tree being nurtured and growing to eventually bear its delicious fruit, the counselling journey helps us bear the fruits of our life, a place of acceptance and fulfilment. My role, as a therapist, is to offer a welcoming space that feels safe and trustworthy, full of compassion, insight and tools for you to nurture that growth and make the changes you hope for.
I am friendly and compassionate, with the ability to make people feel at ease. I was born and raised in France, from Portuguese parents, and have been living in the UK for over 20 years and, aside from being multilingual, this multicultural background has enriched my life, nurtured my curiosity about people of all cultures, social backgrounds, and sexual orientation, as well as my understanding and appreciation of our diverse society.
As a counsellor, I have experience working with adolescents aged 16 and beyond in a college environment and working with a variety of age ranges, gender and cultural backgrounds in a wellbeing clinic. Also, in my previous career, I worked in international management roles for various large global companies and my understanding of demands and expectations in terms of work/life balance is extensive.
Memberships and Qualifications
I hold a Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy from the University of Salford, as well as a Level 3 certificate from Manchester College. As a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I abide by the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and the Supplementary Guidance for Working Online.