Dr Gisele Fernandes
Clinical Psychologist & CBT Psychotherapist
I am a clinician trained at doctoral level in the UK and I am deeply passionate about supporting those I work with to improve their emotional wellbeing.
Working for 17 years in the NHS and being trained as a Clinical Psychologist I bring expertise and experience to my clinical practice.
Having facilitated significant changes of improved psychological well being for hundreds of people throughout my line of work, I’m deeply committed to helping people find lasting change and freedom in their lives.
I endeavour to offer a non-judgemental, supportive and collaborative therapeutic space. I am curious and deeply interested about people and their lives. At the same time, I encourage clients in taking a step back and being curious about their own experiences.
All in all, it is your space for self-care and self-reflection.
In my work, I tap into and focus on the strengths, skills and abilities, such as courage, resilience and commitment that people have and are pivotal to achieving positive change. At the same time, my interest in Narrative and Systemic approaches to therapy, mean that I make sense of difficulties by taking account of the broader context of people’s lives. This often reduces the sense of blame and isolation and instead encourages a deeper sense of exploration and understanding.
With my clients, through deep exploration and reflection, I guide them through the process to becoming freer from whatever it is that maintains their distress and more accepting of their experience – which can unlock true potential to live the life they truly desire for themselves