English Speaking Therapists in Barcelona
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meet the team

our team

International therapists who understand expats

Our therapists are psychology-trained, or equivalent, in their home countries, fluent English speakers, and, like you, have relocated at least once. They “get” you.

The key to successful therapy is the relationship

Life can be full of challenges and difficulties.

Facing them on your own may feel overwhelming

Yet seeking help is tough because it takes a great deal of courage to reach out in a challenging time

We know. 

That’s why we offer a brave, non-judgmental space where you are welcome just as you are.

Where caring professionals will help you explore and overcome issues and enhance your strengths.

At Therapy in Barcelona, we are committed to being no less than the therapists we would want to work with.

The Team

The key to the success of therapy is finding the right match.

Take a look at our team’s profiles and click on whichever one resonates with you.

H. Dip in Psychology, MA Applied Psychology, MA Integrative Psychotherapy (currently completing)

Can help you with: Stress, Depression, Self-esteem, Decision making, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief and loss, Living abroad, Resolution of conflicts, Relationship issues, Existential crisis, Academic and work life challenges, Life direction, Family issues, Mild anger management, Worry, Fears, Imposter Syndrome, Attachment Issues, Intimacy, Social anxiety.

Person Centred, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Existential, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) frameworks.

“We are in a constant change process. Excitingly, literally every minute of every day is an opportunity for growth and for change for the better.”

BA Psychology; MA Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Can help you with: Attachment Issues, Unclear Sense of Purpose, Adjustment to Living Abroad,  Life Transitions, Anxiety, Chronic Illness, Depression, Relationship with Yourself and Others, Perfectionism,  Career Redirection, Communication Challenges, Worry, Grief and Loss, Loss of Parents, Self-esteem, Personal Development, Work Life Balance, Family Conflicts, Child-Parent Relationships, Direction in Life, Fears, Identity, Imposter Syndrome, Mid-Life Crisis, Bullying, Depression, Divorce (Parents), Fears, Friendships, Peer Pressures, Pessimism, Self-concept, Self-esteem, Self-growth, Sexuality, Sexual Abuse, Stress, Trauma.

Integrative Approach Combining Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and CBT elements.

“Prioritise yourself. Investing time in self-awareness and reflection for healing will bring understanding, and true autonomy.”

MA Clinical Psychology, MA Third Wave Cognitive Therapy, BA Behavioural Sciences, Cert. Integrative Psychotherapy

Can help you with: Anxiety,  Addiction / Substance Abuse, ADHD Management, Chronic Illness or Disabilities, Depression, Decision Making, Dating, Excessive Pornography Use, Family Difficulties, Fear of Failure, Problem Gambling, Grief, Infidelity, Mild Anger Management, Mild Personality Disorders, OCD, Panic, Specific Phobias, Pessimism, Guilt,  Sexual Issues (Intimacy, Sexual Dysfunctions, Vaginismus, Erectile Dysfunction, Performance Anxiety, Pornography, Desire and Libido),  Self-esteem, Sleep, Specific Phobias, Stress, Trauma.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Interpersonal Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Play Therapy.

“People in therapy are very courageous. When they show vulnerability and honesty to themselves with the intention to bring about change, they are undeniably brave.” 

BSc Psychology; MA Social Work

Can help you with: Women’s Health, Unclear Sense of Purpose, Adjustment to Living Abroad, Mild Anxiety, Relationship with Yourself and Others, Emotional Abuse, Perfectionism, Dating, Communication Challenges, Stress, Worry, Grief and Loss, Self-esteem, Personal Development, Work Life Balance, Family Conflicts, Child-Parent Relationships, Direction in Life, Fears, Imposter Syndrome, Mid-Life Crisis, Bullying, Depression, Divorce (Parents), Fears, Friendships, Peer Pressures, Pessimism, Self-esteem, Self-growth, Sexuality, Stress.

Holistic and Integrative Approach Combining Narrative therapy, CBT elements, Art Therapy, Existential and Somatic IFS elements, Mindfulness and Breath Work.

“Our emotions can feel like a burden, but when we decide to courageously befriend them, even our heaviest emotions become our superpower.”

MSc Clinical Psychology, BSc Psychology and Social Sciences, Postgraduate degree Cognitive Behavioral and Integrative Psychotherapy

Can help you with: Addiction, Anxiety, Attachment and Relationship Issues, Depression, Burnout, AD(H)D, Substance (Abuse), Life Crises, Separation, Self-esteem, Life Direction, Worry, Adaptation to Living Abroad, Mild Anger Management, Communication Issues, Divorce, Dating, Abusive Relationships (Emotional), Work-Life Balance, Gambling Issues, Grief and Loss, High Intellectual Potential, Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), Family Difficulties, Fears, Finding Meaning, Infertility, Infidelity, Imposter Syndrome, Low Motivation, Mid-life Crisis, Mood Disorder Management, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Women’s Health, Pre-natal and Post-natal Mothers, Postpartum Difficulties, Stress, Mild Personality Disorders, Panic,  Perfectionism, Pessimism, Procrastination, Rumination, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias, Stress, Sleep Issues.

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Schema Therapy, Ego-State Therapy, Systemic, Psychodynamic, DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), and Third Wave approaches including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

“Therapy is a journey of transformation.”

BA Psychology; MRes Cognition and Behaviour; PGCert Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); Certified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner; 00001029659 BABCP

Can help you with: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Stress, Advice and Challenges in Dating, Healthy boundaries, Academic and Work-Life Balance, Attachment Issues, Career change and performance, Chronic Illness, ADHD Management, Disabilities, Communication Issues, Consensual Non-monogamy, Divorce, Separation, Direction in Life, Emotional Abuse, Fears, Imposter Syndrome, Infidelity, Intimacy Issues, Mild Personality Disorders, New Parenting Challenges, Obsessive Thoughts, OCD, Panic Attacks, Specific Phobias, Pre- and Post-natal Mothers and Fathers, Procrastination, Perfectionism, Self-esteem, Self-growth, Mild Sleep Issues, Social Anxiety, Stress, Life with Long Covid and Long-term Conditions.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Neuroscience, Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Humanistic and Constructivist Psychology, Third Wave Therapy approaches including Mindfulness, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).

“Trust that action leads to motivation – committing to challenge ourselves one step at a time can take us beyond our expectations. Therefore, go the extra mile, it’s never crowded there.

BA Psychology and Sociology, BA Hons Clinical Psychology, MA Clinical Psychology, PhD Psychology, MA Human Resources

Can help you with: Abusive Relationships (Emotional), Academic Challenges and Work-Life Balance, Adolescence and Peer Pressure, Anxiety, Bipolar Management, Carers, Communication Issues, Chronic Illness, Couples Counselling, Disabilities, Dating, Depression, Divorce or Separation, Direction in Life, Family Difficulties, Family Supporting Loved Ones with Mental Illness, Fears, Finding Meaning, Fertility, Grief,  Infidelity, Infertility, Mid-life Crisis, Mild Personality Disorders, Mild Anger Management, Panic Attacks, Pre- and Post-natal Mothers, Rumination, Self-esteem, Self-growth, Sport Psychology, Social Anxiety, Stress, Trauma.

Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Client Centred, Gestalt, Positive Psychology, Impact Approaches.

“Mental health is so important, we all need to look after ourselves. We see the value in exercise, eating correctly and so on. But we forget to practice good mental hygiene.”

MA Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, BSc Psychology

Can help you with: Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Adoption, Academic difficulties, Work-Life Balance, Dating, Improving Child-Parent Relationship, Emotional Management, Adjustment, Worry, Abusive Relationships (Emotional Abuse), Adoption, Mild Anger Management,  Attachment Issues,  Communication Issues, Divorce/Separation, Direction in Life, Family Challenges, Fears, Finding Meaning, Imposter Syndrome, Infidelity, Motivation Issues, Mid-life Crisis, New Parenting Challenges, Pessimism, Procrastination, Rumination, Self-esteem, Social Anxiety, Stress.

REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Approaches.

“I believe we need to normalise emotionally turbulent times in life. It is okay to feel depressed, anxious, angry, etc. We need to process these difficult emotions for a healthier and happier life.

MA Clinical Counselling

Can help you with: LGBTQA+, Anxiety, Trauma, Depression, Worry, Relationship Issues, Grief,  Healthy Boundaries, Sexual Issues (Sexual Dysfunction, Desire, Porn, Vaginismus, Erectile Dysfunction, Loss of Libido, etc), Abusive Relationships (Emotional Abuse), Dating, Divorce/Separation, Family Difficulties, Fears, Finding Meaning in Life, Infidelity, Intimacy Issues, Mid-Life Crisis, Mild Anger Management, Social Anxiety, Intimacy Issues, Difficult Expat Experiences, Gender Fluidity, Loneliness, Imposter Syndrome, Life Crises, Substance Abuse, Bipolar Management, Mood Disorders, Communication, Consensual Non-monogamous Relationships, Direction in Life, Highly Sensitive People (HSPs), Panic/Panic Attacks, Perfectionism,  Self-esteem, Sexuality, Sexual Trauma, Stress, Transgender Challenges.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Mindfulness Based Therapy.

“Therapy is the process of getting to know yourself and learn tools to live life on your terms.

B.A, M.A Expressive Arts Therapy (in process), Certified Yoga Teacher, Nonviolence and Peace Reconciliation Trainer, Compassionate Inquiry Certification (Gabor Mate Method), Yoga Instructor

Can help you with: Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Communication Issues, Career Change, Perfectionism, Relationship Dependency, Stress Management, Dissociation, Attachment Issues, Bullying, Communication, Dating, Climate Grief, Climate Anxiety, Family Difficulties, Fears, Friendships, Grief, Relocation, Irritability, Pessimism, Worry, Social Anxiety, Stress, Trauma, Women’s Health,  Abusive Relationships (Emotional),  Substance Abuse, Divorce/Separation, Direction in Life, Gender Exploration, Mid-life Crisis, Parenting, Self-esteem, Sexuality, Sleep Issues, Trauma.

Internal Family Systems (IFS) – Parts Work, Somatic (Body-Based) Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Expressive Arts Therapy, Compassionate Inquiry, Breath Work, Holistic and Integrative Approaches.

“Therapy can be more than just talking, it can be a holistic experience, allowing the space and time to creatively explore body, mind and soul. Therapy can be fun!

MPsych (Clinical), PhD

Can help you with: Affairs, Trauma, Managing Conflict, Bicultural Couples, Couples and Addiction Recovery, Enhancing Friendship and Intimacy, Creating Shared Meaning, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Somatic Symptom Disorder, Fear and Avoidance, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, Stress, Impostor Syndrome, Perfectionism, Bipolar Management, Depression and Mood Disorders, Trauma, Finding Meaning, Mid-life Crisis, Self-Esteem, Pessimism, Guilt, and Worry, Mild Anger Management,  Relationships, Emotional Abuse, Attachment issues, Dating, Communication, Consensual Non-monogamous Relationships, Family Difficulties, LGTBQ+, Gender, Self-identity, Sexual identity, Chronic pain, Caregivers, Academic and Work-life Balance, Direction in life, Autism (Mood Regulation and Relationships), Women’s Health.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, and the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy.

“Therapy is a path to self-growth.”

BSc Psychology, MA Child Psychology, MA Clinical and Health Psychology, MA Third Wave Cognitive Therapy

Can help you with: Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Substance Abuse, Addiction, Adoption, Direction in Life, Grief and Loss, Inner Child Work, Pre- and Post-Natal Concerns, Trauma, Sexual Issues (Vaginismus, Erectile Dysfunction, No Orgasm, Differences in Libido between Partners, Sexual Performance Anxiety), Cognitive Disabilities, Carers, Self-esteem, Stress Management, Dating, Divorce/Separation, Fertility, Family Issues, Fears, Decision Making, Sleep Issues, Adjustment to Living Abroad, Relationship Struggles, Sexual Concerns, Infidelity and Attachment issues, OCD, Parenting, Midlife Crisis, Mild Anger Management,  Women’s Health.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Positive Psychology, Third Wave Cognitive Therapy Approaches, including Mindfulness.

“We can all heal. Each person has a huge potential, it just might take some work to figure that out.”

BA Psychology, MA Mental Health and Wellness Counselling

Can help you with: Major Life Transitions, Migration and Living Abroad, Trauma, Loss, Grief, Depression, Anxiety, Worry, Lack of Motivation, Desire for Change, Decision-Making, Deep Self Exploration, Relationship Challenges, Attachment Issues, Dating, Divorce / Separation, Self-Esteem, Personal Development, Family Conflict, Stress Management, Sexual Trauma, Social Anxiety, Procrastination, Pre-and Post-Natal Moms, Lack of Motivation, Imposter Syndrome, Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), Finding Meaning, Direction in Life, Communication Issues,  Abusive Relationships (Emotional).

Accelerated experiential-dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP), and elements of Humanistic, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness-Based Therapy Approaches.

“We are all so incredibly resilient, sometimes it just takes a little support to help us find our light. ”

MA Counselling and Psychotherapy and Applied Psychology,  Higher Dip.  Psychology,  BA Philosophy and Anthropology

Can help you with: Stress, Depression, Self-esteem, Grief and Loss, Domestic abuse Recovery, Trauma, Sexual Orientation, Decision making, Anxiety, Living abroad, Resolution of Conflicts, Relationship issues, Academic and work-life challenges, Burnout, Family Issues, Mild Anger Management, Worry, Fears, Imposter Syndrome, Attachment Issues, Intimacy, Social anxiety,  Pessimism, Parenting, Panic/Panic Attacks, LGBTQIA+, Gender, Chronic Illness, Carers, Academic/Work-Life Balance.

Client Centred and Emotion Focused Therapy, Compassion Focused  and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Everyone deserves a space in which they feel heard, understood and accepted for who they are and not for who someone else wants them to be.”

PhD Public Health, MSc Addiction Studies, P.Grad Clinical Behavioural Analysis,  BA Psychology, Graduate Course Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Can help you with: Anxiety, ADHD Management, Social Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Life Transitions,  Trauma, Substance Abuse / Addiction (Mild), Stress Management, Academic Issues, Living Abroad, Conflict Resolution, Relationship Issues, Sexuality or Gender, Gender Fluidity, LGBTQAI+ Concerns, Communication Issues, Dating, Divorce/Separation, Direction in Life, Finding Meaning, Imposter Syndrome, Mid-Life Crisis, Panic/Panic Attacks, Perfectionism, Pessimism, Procrastination, Rumination, Self-esteem, Transgender Concerns.

Contextual Behavioural Therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP).

Therapy is a safe space in which we aim to develop strategies to face problems and increase self-knowledge so you can access what is truly important to you and achieve your life goals.

You posses an MA in Psychology or equivalent in your passport country and have minimum 5 years demonstrated skills and experience.

THERAPY IN BARCELONA CAN HELP YOU WITH: 

A Full Caseload, Peer consultation, Support, Community, Therapy spaces, Flexibility and Work life balance.

Perhaps you would like to belong to a group practice in which you can work independently with a lot of freedom, but still feel part of a team.

Where you can pursue your passion for therapy and use your expat experience to help members of the international community who are going through a rough patch or wish to enhance well-being.

What makes us special?
Effectiveness Selectively chosen professionals, with varying years of experience under their belts, who practise and grow their skills together. Community By sharing, supporting and learning from each other, our team is transformed into a community.
Psychology-trained expats We work in an expat friendly environment, sharing a commitment to diversity and a passion for change.

“We are better together.”

You posses an MA in Psychology or equivalent in your passport country and have minimum 5 years demonstrated skills and experience.

THERAPY IN BARCELONA CAN HELP YOU WITH: 

A Full Caseload, Peer consultation, Support, Community, Therapy spaces, Flexibility and Work life balance.

Perhaps you would like to belong to a group practice in which you can work independently with a lot of freedom, but still feel part of a team.

Where you can pursue your passion for therapy and use your expat experience to help members of the international community who are going through a rough patch or wish to enhance well-being.

What makes us special?
Effectiveness Selectively chosen professionals, with varying years of experience under their belts, who practise and grow their skills together. Community By sharing, supporting and learning from each other, our team is transformed into a community.
Psychology-trained expats We work in an expat friendly environment, sharing a commitment to diversity and a passion for change.

“We are better together.”

You posses an MA in Psychology or equivalent in your passport country and have minimum 5 years demonstrated skills and experience.

THERAPY IN BARCELONA CAN HELP YOU WITH: 

A Full Caseload, Peer consultation, Support, Community, Therapy spaces, Flexibility and Work life balance.

Perhaps you would like to belong to a group practice in which you can work independently with a lot of freedom, but still feel part of a team.

Where you can pursue your passion for therapy and use your expat experience to help members of the international community who are going through a rough patch or wish to enhance well-being.

What makes us special?
Effectiveness Selectively chosen professionals, with varying years of experience under their belts, who practise and grow their skills together. Community By sharing, supporting and learning from each other, our team is transformed into a community.
Psychology-trained expats We work in an expat friendly environment, sharing a commitment to diversity and a passion for change.

“We are better together.”

Administrative and management TEAM

Joanna collaborates with Therapy in Barcelona as our Intake and Team Coordinator.

Since 2019, Joanna is our first point of contact at Therapy in Barcelona and will help match you to one of the therapists on the team from Mondays to Wednesdays.

She also ensures a warm and supportive environment for our therapy and intake team in addition to managing quality control and the implementation and development of our policies, and procedures.

“It’s never too late to change something in your life.”

Your first point of contact at Therapy in Barcelona, Judy will help match you to one of the therapists on the team. 

“Healing yourself is connected with healing others.” 

Currently devoting her time to managing the business, Leigh isn’t taking on new clients. Her focus is on bringing two decades of experience in psychology to support Therapy in Barcelona’s Intake Coordinators and team of Collaborating Therapists.

She writes about therapy and mental health issues for internationals and provided commentary on the expat experience in the anthology of expat women’s stories #Living the Dream:Expat Life Stripped Bare

“We’re demystifying and de-stigmatising therapy. Gone are the days when crisis or crazy = therapy. Therapy is for everyone. Therapy is about changing the world, one person at a time!”

We can do that!

Try our free and no obligation 15-minute discovery call.

Our Intake Coordinator will contact you at the time you choose to learn more about your needs and find the best fit for you.

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