About Teresa

Qualifications and Registrations

Teresa has a Masters level qualification in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy and an additional qualification in Systemic Supervision. Teresa has a qualification in Clinical Psychology (Brazilian University Degree - UNESP) and a UK qualification within the field of Creative Arts Therapies: Dance Movement Psychotherapy – University of Roehampton.

Teresa is registered as a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist and is a Certified Systemic Supervisor with the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and the AFT (Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice in the UK).


Additional Training and Experience

Teresa has a strong commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and regularly attends workshops and conferences as well as reading extensively to increase her knowledge and skills. Her training includes Child Protection and Vulnerable Adult Safeguarding.

Teresa’s friendship group includes people with learning and physical disabilities and she has a close relative experiencing serious mental health issues. This gives her a first-hand insight into the emotional and practical issues that arise from caring for a person with special needs and enduring mental health illness.

Teresa has appropriate professional indemnity insurance, is registered with ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) and is DBS Checked. DBS – Disclose and Barring Service is a non-governmental public body of the Home Office in the UK that accesses criminal record information in order to identify people who may be unsuitable for certain work, especially that involve children or vulnerable adults.