Dedicated to supporting individuals who have experienced trauma, PTSD, and face various mental health challenges. 

Coping with trauma can be challenging, but I am here to support you in developing effective coping strategies. Together, we explore and cultivate healthy ways to manage stress, enhance self-care practices, and integrate mindfulness techniques into your daily life. These coping strategies empower you to navigate difficulties and promote overall well-being.

Trauma often distorts our thoughts and beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world. As your therapist, I assist you in recognising and challenging these negative cognitive patterns. Through talk therapy, we work together to reframe distorted thoughts, replacing them with more realistic and adaptive ones. This process fosters positive change and resilience.

My goal is to help you build resilience and promote post-traumatic growth. By providing support, guidance, and therapeutic tools, I encourage your personal growth and empower you to reclaim your life beyond the impact of trauma. 

Together, we navigate the healing process, allowing you to move towards a brighter and more fulfilling future.

I am honoured to walk alongside you on your healing journey, offering compassionate support and evidence-based techniques to help you overcome trauma. 

Grey Matter Therapy® provides specialised in person and online support for English-speaking expats, with our private practice located in Loule, Algarve, Portugal. As a Certified Psychotherapist, Complex Trauma Professional (CCTP/CCTP-II) and NLP Master Practitioner, I am committed to helping you navigate the complexities of trauma and find healing and growth.

 We will work towards enhancing your well-being and empowering you to reclaim your life.

Talk therapy, also known as psychotherapy or counseling, is a collaborative process between you, the client, and me, the therapist. Together, we engage in open conversations to explore and address your emotional difficulties, including trauma. Talk therapy offers a non-judgmental and confidential environment for you to share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.

I believe in tailoring the therapeutic approach to meet your specific needs, providing a personalized healing journey. Through talk therapy, I guide and support you as we work together to navigate and move through your trauma. 

Establishing a safe and trusting therapeutic alliance is fundamental to our work together. I prioritize creating an environment where you feel supported, heard, and validated. Building trust is crucial in facilitating your healing journey and allowing you to share your experiences openly.

Trauma often leaves individuals feeling alone or questioning the validity of their experiences. In our sessions, I provide validation and affirmation, assuring you that your feelings and reactions are understandable and normal responses to abnormal events. This validation helps reduce shame, self-blame, and self-doubt associated with trauma.

Talk therapy provides a space for you to explore and express your emotions safely. I guide you through the process of identifying and understanding your emotions related to the trauma. By doing so, we gain insights into your reactions, beliefs, and coping mechanisms, ultimately fostering emotional healing.

What is Talk Therapy?

My Approach to Trauma Healing through Talk Therapy

Let's work together to create a safe and transformative space where you can move through your trauma and embrace a life of greater resilience, well-being, and growth.