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Cynthia. Therapy in Barcelona Collaborator in Her Own Words..

Cynthia

cynthia

I aim to see you flourish by trying out new behaviours, facing your fears, and achieving your therapy goals.

Fill in the intake form or contact Therapy in Barcelona if you wish to work with me.

Hello!

I’m Cynthia, a registered Clinical Psychologist in South Africa.

I moved to Barcelona when my husband received a job offer that he could not refuse.

Currently, we are back in South Africa for a year and then will return to Barcelona if everything goes according to plan.

For this reason, for now, I can only do online sessions.

English, Afrikaans or Portuguese

Adults, Couples, Adolescents, Athletes

BA Psychology and Sociology, BA Honours Clinical Psychology, MA Clinical Psychology, PhD Psychology, MA Human Resources.

What does working with me feel like?

Safe space. I provide a place without judgement or prejudice where you can be yourself.

First session. It involves understanding what you would like to achieve from our time together.

Therapy plan. Tailor-made according to your needs and adjusted appropriately, should these change or evolve.

You determine what is best for you. And I shall use those goals as my guide.

I ask where you’re at. I’ll inquire how you are in the moment to see if you’re comfortable.

We identify your strengths. To focus on learning how to use them in your current situation.

Practical. I offer a variety of approaches including Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Gestalt, Positive Psychology and Impact techniques.

Who do I work with?

Couples and individuals experiencing:

Divorce  |  Depression  |  Burnout | Work-life imbalance | Anxiety  |  Grief  |  Relationship difficulties  |  Family difficulties | Stress | Trauma

And more

People have always been naturally drawn to me. They would confide in me and ask for advice.

As this sparked my curiosity about how to best help them, I started to research what psychology was in my free time. That was the beginning of the love affair.  

After studying psychology, I did a doctorate study that used a Positive Psychology approach in helping athletes cope with stress. And this hooked me on working with athletes as well.

That’s how I began conducting therapy with sports teams, professional adult and young adolescent athletes.

I also have experience in facilitating workshops as well as 9 years experience working with adolescents, their families, teachers and the educational community that supports them.

So, how did I know psychology was my vocation?

And when I’m not working I love to:

Share time with my husband on our weekly date nights. It keeps the spark alive.

Read a good love story. I find it’s a lovely way to relax.

Spend time with friends. It’s an important part of my looking-after-myself routine.

Let me share a tool to keep your morning cup of tea or coffee mindful

In my clients own words... therapy with me

I'm loving working with Cynthia. She's great. I'm already feeling much better & know some of the steps I need to take to get where I want to be.

Cynthia is very respectful and manages to balance her attention and feedback between both of us in a very professional and emphatic way.

I felt that Cynthia kept up with my 'jumpy' thoughts. She recognised that my goals were not always clear and whilst I felt like there might be one focus, there were many. Cynthia was very skilled at letting me go there and listened to my thoughts in an open and caring way.

Are you ready to enhance your strengths to help you cope with difficulties or foster growth?

Fill in the intake form or contact Therapy in Barcelona to get unstuck.

I believe that listening is a lost art form that people need to be reminded of. It is one of the most respectful things that a person can do.