Psychologist, tutor of resilience, mother, writer, researcher. 25 years experience in psychology and international living. Qualified to work in both English and Spanish.
I integrate instinct and empathy with an enquiring mind and I won’t throw lots of traditional psychology at you as resilience allows you to explore yourself through music, cinema, art and literature. Finding your way to really tell the stories that are important to you is often the key. Most of us are just looking for a simple and harmonious life but we all have a different way of getting there.
I had spent many years working in the field of positive psychology in research, coaching and therapy and it was here in Barcelona that I discovered the world of resilience and was lucky enough to attend the first Post graduate course in the Promotion of Resilience at the University of Barcelona. This allowed me to meet and learn from leading figures in Resilience work in Europe and Latin America and the most generous teachers.
I have lived in many countries and met a lot of diverse and truly inspiring people in different cultures and languages. Living an international life can feel like an amazing adventure but also comes with its challenges and I have worked with many individuals and families over the years helping them to find their feet again.
For me a tutor of resilience is someone who reminds people how resilient they are. In my professional life I have trained my intuition to be fully prepared for the trust that has been given to me by others though their emotions, experiences and amazing stories. We are all a ‘work in progress’ .
Qualifications and Research
Life experience, literature, music and films have always fed my resilience work but I have been studying and researching along the way to back up my instincts with analysis and ideas based on theory and practice.
Mental Health, Resilience , Therapy, Occupational Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma: Mental Health, cultural processes and psychological interventions with immigrants, minorities and the socially excluded, University of Barcelona 2016
Stress and migratory mourning
Mental Health and Mental disorders in migration
Postgraduate Diploma : Promotion of Resilience, University of Barcelona 2014
Life stories and resilient identity.
Resilience in an educational context.
Community and family resilience in the face of adversity in Honduras, Tierra de Nadie.
Parenting and promoting resilience in families.
Resilience and social stigmatisation in La Pintana Chile.
Handbook of Applied Resilience and Tutors of Resilience ADDIMA
Psycho social aspects of immigration, and exile.
Tutor of Resilience
Grief and Bereavement Counselling
Emotional Intelligence Diploma
Theories of Mindfulness
Special project : Sexuality through a psycho-social lens, the reality in 2016.
Gestalt – family constellations
Psychology in the workplace, careers, coaching, communication.
Masters (MSc) in Occupational Psychology Birkbeck College London
Personality tests and psychometrics licensed.
Stress in a freelance career, looking at the film industry in UK and Latin America.
Work, wellbeing and stress
Mentoring and Coaching
Emotional Intelligence Diploma
BA Degree in Linguistics including psycholinguistcs and sociolinguistcs Nottingham University
Random but good
Scriptwriting Workshop. Myths and looking for your hero. EICTV Cuba 2012
Organisation for Promoting Understanding of Society Conference East London University 2002