Pedro Oliveira PhD - Psychotherapy and Clinical Psychology
Psychologist for individuals and families, children to senior adults. Portuguese and English spoken. Registered with the Portuguese Order of Psychologists (nº 9044 ), with a PhD in the Human Sciences completed at Brunel University, London. Rua Joaquim António Aguiar, n.º 45, 2.º dto, 1250-096 Lisbon
I am a clinical psychologist trained at the University of Coimbra, member of the Portuguese Order of Psychologists (9044), and hold a Doctorate in the Human Sciences focusing on cultural diversity (Brunel University, 2006). As a therapy client in the past, I have first-hand knowledge of what it feels like to be on both sides of a therapy session. I use that knowledge to shape and customize my interventions with individual clients, couples and families.
A solid background of work experience in Portugal and the UK (Tavistock/WLMHT) allows me to offer psychotherapy in English and Portuguese. I feel equally at home working through the problems posed by Portuguese culture and the problems of Anglo-Saxon cultures, not to mention their intersection with mental health. My expertise in cultural diversity allows me to tackle problems related to migration, cultural adaptation and expatriation in ways that are clear and action-oriented.
In psychology, as in most things in life, there
is no one-size-fits-all model. With a psychodynamic and systemic orientation at
the base of my practice (meaning by this that I believe in really understanding
your “history” and how you relate to significant others in depth), I keep an
open mind to different models, orientations and ways of working. My priority is
to help YOU over defending a model. You can get more information on my approach on my website.