Ana Sevinate MBACP - Counselling and Psychotherapy

Clinical psychologist and integrative counsellor, located in Braga and Lisbon, specialized in working with loss, grief/bereavement and life changes. Experienced in working with expatriates. Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and member of the Portuguese Order of Psychologists. Sessions face-to-face and online.

Are you unsure of your next step in life, in crisis, or experiencing difficulty?

Psychotherapy, from my perspective and personal experience, can make sense when we are searching for meaning, when it seems that something is missing or something is not quite right. It can help deal with a particular situation or can serve when we are willing to experience a deeper personal transformation. Whatever the motivation, this search happens in the context of the therapeutic relationship.

What can counselling and psychotherapy help with?

Some of the possible areas approached in counselling and psychotherapy are: grief and loss; anxiety, stress and distress; psychosomatic conditions and illness; pain; depression and loss of hope; fears; self-esteem; identity; trauma; substance abuse and addictions; eating disorders; family; life crisis and change; search for life purpose; creativity; spirituality. This isn't an exhaustive list and our work can address any form of suffering and struggling. So, I imagine that anything that brings you to counselling and psychotherapy, brings with it a need for help and a search for meaning.

I specialized in working with loss, grief/bereavement and life changes. In my private practice I have been working mostly with expatriates. Moving can be seen from a wider and integrative perspective over loss and identity. The Psychosynthesis and the Ecopsychology approaches have been supporting my understanding about expatriation. Both privately and institutionally I have experience working in palliative care.

My qualifications 

  • BSc in Psychology and MSc in Clinical Psychology from the Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada.
  • Post-graduate diploma in Psycosynthesis Counselling from the Psycosynthesis & Education Trust, University of East London. 
  • Post-graduate diploma in Palliative Care from the Lisbon Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon.
  • Registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and a member of the BACP Private Practice division. 
  • Effective Member of the Portuguese Order of Psychologists. 
  • Health Care Practioner registered by the Entidade Reguladora da Saúde.

My work is guided by the ethical principle of confidentiality. I undergo clinical supervision in the UK, which promotes the quality of my practice and our work together. I guarantee that the content shared in supervision is anonymous.

My ongoing professional development and interests include training Ecopsychology, Art-therapy, Psychosomatics, Psychopharmacology, and Focusing.

What’s the first step?

You can either call or email me. Our first session will be an opportunity for us to meet, for you to ask any questions you might have, to assess what brings you to therapy and to plan our next steps.