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Dr Andreia Santo

Clinical and Counselling Psychologist
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What I can help with

  • Acute Health Conditions
  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bipolar
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Health Anxiety
  • Identity Dysphoria
  • Long term health conditions
  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms
  • Mindfulness and Stress
  • Neurodiversity
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Parenting
  • Personality disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Relationships
  • Sleep
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance abuse

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety Disorders and Depression
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Integrated Psychological Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Therapy
  • Schema Therapy

Approach

She honours the principle of unconditional self-love and wishes to help her clients remember that they are innately perfect and meant to feel joyful and free.

Experience

Dr Andreia Santo is a human being and a chartered and registered Clinical and Counselling Psychologist practitioner. She qualified as a psychologist in 2008 and did her training in Portugal (‘Licenciatura’) which is academically equivalent to the British Clinical and Counselling Psychology doctorate.

Dr Andreia studied at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of Algarve University in Faro, Portugal. She did a full-time year placement in an internationally known Early Intervention Service in the city of Coimbra called Projecto Integrado de Intervençāo Precoce, where she provided psychological assessments and interventions to children and parents/carers, and participated in different projects promoting social inclusion and emotional health awareness. Dr Andreia has undergone professional placements in two other services, namely in the National Health System where she worked with all age groups for 9 months (Health Centre of Faro), and in a council service (Junta de Freguesia da Se) for 13 months.

In Portugal, she did further post-graduate training in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy during 1 year which is accredited by the Portuguese Association of Behavioural Therapy and by the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies.

Dr Andreia moved to the UK in 2010. She completed a 2 years part-time post-graduate diploma in Family and Systemic Theory at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London. Since 2010 Dr Andreia have been employed by the NHS in different Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and equally working with adults, couples and groups.

She is still working for the NHS, and privately. She is based in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health service in the Isle of Wight.

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