Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Ana holds a Diploma in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy from the University of Valencia (Spain) since 1992, and a Masters in Clinical and Health Psychology from INVESTE (Spain). Ana was awarded the European Certificate as Clinical Psychologist by EuroPsy in 2013.
She also holds a Diploma in Craniosacral Biodynamics, a sensory somatic approach to trauma intervention, since 2016.
Ana is a fully accredited member of the Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (APCP), an international member of Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos (COP) and a fully accredited psychotherapist by Asociación Española de Psicoterapias Cognitivas (ASEPCO).
She abides by the code of ethics laid down by those associations.
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Ana works with Integrative Psychotherapy approaches that allow a combination of therapies and techniques that best suit the person’s needs.
Among these are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Gestalt, Transpersonal, Bodywork Craniosacral, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Focusing with Somatic Experiencing.
Ana believes that each person in each circumstance may benefit from a particular approach. She bases her work on the knowing that a safe environment facilitates resolution and integration of any issue that may bring a person to seek therapy.
She endeavors to integrate thoughts, behaviours, feelings, intuitions, beliefs and physical responses for a holistic resolution and integration.
Ana sees individual adults (18+) and works in both English and Spanish.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest.
Ana started her therapeutic work with addictions, anxiety, depression, phobias, self-esteem, family systems and relationship difficulties, both in a Rehabilitation Centre and in her private practice.
Ana has been working with a wide variety of issues that include communication and relationship difficulties, abusive relationships, co-dependency, addictions, anxiety, stress, self-image distortions, effects of traumatic or overwhelming experiences, physical pain, self-esteem, insomnia, transpersonal experiences, loss and grieving processes, and with people diagnosed with bipolar, schizophrenia or personality disorders.