Adjustment difficulties
Anger Management
Anxiety
Anxious personality disorder
Bipolar spectrum disorders
Burnout
Carer support
Chronic fatigue
Chronic pain
Complex PTSD
Coping with a long-term health condition
Coping with an acute health condition
Depression
End of life care
End of relationship difficulties
Family difficulties
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
Grief
Health anxiety
Insomnia
Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS)
Panic disorder
Parenting
Perfectionism
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Prolonged grief
Relationships
Self-esteem
Sleep difficulties
Social phobia
Stress
Stress management
Trauma (general)
Women's health
Diana Pereiradasilva
 
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She/Her
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Counselling Psychologist
BSc (Hons), MSc, PgCert

I am a Practitioner Psychologist with full registration with the HCPC in the modalities of Health Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist.

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Insurers

Axa
Vitality
Cigna
Zurich
Travelers
Case Managers

Languages

English
Portuguese

About me

Within her professional approach, Diana utilizes a varied array of clinical methodologies, integrating Client-centered, Existential, Mindfulness, CBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She possesses linguistic fluency in both English and Portuguese, enabling smooth communication and transcending cultural boundaries. Diana has provided counselling for various issues, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder, disturbed sleep, caregiver stress, family and relationship issues, chronic pain, illness and disability, co-morbidity, hospice and end-of-life counselling, life purpose, and immigration issues. As an expert witness, Diana extends her services by providing psychological assessments and medico-legal reports to court, specializing in immigration cases. This crucial role involves leveraging her expertise to offer valuable insights and professional opinions, contributing to the understanding of psychological aspects relevant to immigration proceedings. Creating a safe and nurturing environment is essential to her approach, allowing clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. She strives to empower clients, encouraging the use of their own resources and strengths to achieve desired outcomes. Diana's goal is to foster an atmosphere of trust and understanding, serving as an active listener who values clients' experiences and emotions. She firmly believes in the potential of everyone to make positive changes in their lives and is dedicated to guiding clients on their journey to a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Currently working as an independent Psychologist at AlphaPychology and Betterhelp, Diana continues to provide counselling/therapy for adults. Previous experiences include working with cancer patients and their caregivers in a charitable organization, providing care for patients with dementia in a nursing home, and volunteering at MacMillan Horizon Centre.

Area I can help with

Adjustment difficulties
Anger Management
Anxiety
Anxious personality disorder
Bipolar spectrum disorders
Burnout
Carer support
Chronic fatigue
Chronic pain
Complex PTSD
Coping with a long-term health condition
Coping with an acute health condition
Depression
End of life care
End of relationship difficulties
Family difficulties
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
Grief
Health anxiety
Insomnia
Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS)
Panic disorder
Parenting
Perfectionism
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Prolonged grief
Relationships
Self-esteem
Sleep difficulties
Social phobia
Stress
Stress management
Trauma (general)
Women's health

Types of therapy I offer

Behavioural Activation
Person Centred Therapy
Mindfulness Based Interventions
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Full Psychological Assessments (60-90 minute)

Qualifications

Health and Care Professions Council
Membership
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2018 - present
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Work experience

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Education

CRIAP Institute
Postgraduate Diploma in Neuropsychological Assessment and Rehabilitation
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2012 - 2013
Porto University
Master's degree in Clinical and Health Psychology
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2009 - 2011
Porto University
Bachelor's degree in Psychological Sciences
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2005 - 2008