Patricia is an integrative child and adolescent psychotherapist registered with UKCP. She has over a decade of experience working in various mental health and educational settings including early years, charitable organisations, and NHS projects.
As an integrative psychotherapist, Patricia draws from various psychological perspectives including transpersonal, psychodynamic, person-centered, attachment, trauma, and neuroscience. Patricia tailors her therapeutic approach to meet the unique needs of each client. Patricia believes that this flexibility is important to meet the young people where they are at in their developmental journey. Her approach is empathetic, warm, and creative, which integrates the use of art, sandplay and play therapy to support the expression and understanding of feelings, identity and difficulties.
Patricia believes that feeling safe within the therapeutic relationship and space are the foundations of therapy. This will help young people to feel comfortable and open up so challenges can be explored while also validating their existing strengths and developing new ones. Patricia strives to help young people to grow by becoming compassionate about their needs and developing resilience to navigate the different stages of development. Patricia also takes a systemic view of the young person’s difficulties and works collaboratively, when it is required, with other professionals and family members.
Patricia has experience supporting young people facing different challenges such as family breakdown, fostering, anxiety, low self-esteem, bullying, autism, attention deficit disorder and more as well supporting them through different life transitions such as arrival of a new sibling, moving schools. Patricia worked for over four years in a charitable service specialising in supporting young people who have experience sexual abuse or where at risk of sexual exploitation. Additionally, she was also supporting non-abusive family members. Currently, she is also working as a psychotherapist in the charitable sector supporting young people from 16-25 presenting with a variety of difficulties, ranging from supporting university transitions to severe mental health issues. She is also teaching the Infant Observation seminars in the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy training at CCPE.
In addition, Patricia has lived in different countries and understands the emotional, cultural, and practical challenges of relocating. She is experienced and interested in supporting young people and families who are dealing with issues of belonging and identity as a consequence of migratory experiences. Patricia can offer session in English, Spanish and Catalan.
Anxiety, self-harm, low mood, bullying, perfectionism, family breakdown, relationship difficulties, bereavement, life transitions, relational and developmental trauma, difficulties around eating, cross-cultural issues, parenting support.
M.A. (with Distinction) in Integrative Child, Adolescent and Family therapy with CCPE and University of Northampton, PG.Dipl. in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies with Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust and University of East London, BSc in Psychology with Universitat de Barcelona. Patricia is a full member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).