english-speaking therapists barcelona

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.”

MA Psychology and Psychotherapy, MA Individual and Group Humanistic Psychotherapy,
Core Energetics Training 1st year with NICE (Netherlands Institute of Core Energetics)

Can help you with: Depression, Anxiety, Vulnerability, Trauma, Bereavement, Loneliness, Deep Life Questions,  Relationship issues, Self-esteem, Social Isolation,  Abuse, Life Direction, Worry, Sleep Issues, Adaptation to Living Abroad.

Logotherapy, Existential, Person-Centered, Gestalt, Attachment and Body-Centered Approaches.

“Through the therapeutic process, clients can recognise their own resources to transform, grow and identify their potentiality and to find meaning in their experiences.”

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

Can help you with: Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Phobias, Addiction, Loss, Trauma, ADHD, Physical Illness or Disabilities, Self-Esteem, Decision Making.

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.”

MSc Clinical Psychology, BSc Psychology

Can help you with: Self-esteem, Perfectionism, Sex, Relationships, Parenting, Burnout, Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Addiction, Substance Abuse, Anger, ADHD, Autism, Adjustment to Expat Life, Existential and Spiritual Crises, Sexuality, Gender. 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, MBCT, Positive Psychology, Solution Focussed Therapy.

“I am in awe of the work my clients do, the persistence that they show in understanding themselves better. To feel more content, to grow.”

BSc Psychology; MA Social Work

Can help you with: Unclear Sense of Purpose, Adjustment to Living Abroad, Relationship with Yourself and Others, Emotional Abuse, Perfectionism, Communication Challenges, Anxiety, Stress, Worry, Grief and Loss, Self-esteem, Personal Development, Work Life Balance, Family Conflicts, Child-Parent Relationships, Women’s Health.

Holistic and Integrative Approach Combining Narrative therapy, Brief Strategic Family Therapy, CBT Elements, Art Therapy, Existential and Somatic IFS Elements, Mindfulness and Breath Work.

“Living your authentic truth may not make sense to others or even to you, at first; but listening to the first nudge toward adopting a new habit or beliefs is the start of unshakeable courage in the unknown areas of your life.”

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

Can help you with: Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Perfectionism, Life Direction, Worry, Relationship Difficulties, Family Issues, Divorce, Adaptation to Living Abroad. 

Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, 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.”


BSc Psychology, Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Fellowship

Can help you with: Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Sexual Abuse, Adoption, Academic difficulties, Dating, Improving Child-Parent Relationship, Emotional Management, Adjustment, Worry.

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, Body image, Abusive relationships, Dating challenges, Family difficulties, Infidelity, Mid-life crisis, Social anxiety, Intimacy  Issues, Difficult expat experiences, Gender fluidity, Loneliness, Imposter syndrome, Life crises, Self-harm, Substance abuse, Dealing with difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours in general.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Mindfulness Based Therapy.

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

BA Social Work,  MA Family and Couple Therapy, Relational Psychotherapy Studies (Family Therapy School Hospital Sant Pau), Accredited Relational Psychotherapist (FEATF)

Can help you with: Life Direction, Adjustment to Living Abroad, Identity Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Self-esteem, Worry, Grief and Loss, Relationship Struggles, Emotional Regulation, Anger, Violence, Communication, Grief and Loss, Family Issues.

Relational Therapy, Systemic, Psychodynamic and Existential Approaches.

“I believe that our barriers derive from growing in contexts that aren’t right for us. Our “problems” may have started as a loving act of being what we thought others needed us to be, not what we authentically needed to be.”

MA Clinical Psychology

Can help you with: Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Phobias, Complex Trauma, PTSD,  Personality Concerns, Life Transitions, Grief and Loss, Body Image Issues, Self-esteem, Mild Eating Issues, Gender and Sexual Diversity, Interpersonal Concerns, Substance Use Concerns.

Schema Therapy, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, MiCBT.

“Therapy is beautiful, hard, brave, vulnerable, and the most rewarding of undertakings. We’ll do it together and I’ll be right there through it all.”

MSc Clinical Psychology

Can help you with: Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Phobias, Personality Concerns, ADHD Management, Stress Management, Family Relationships, Self-esteem, Procrastination, Life Skills, Academic Struggles, Decision Making, Anger Issues, Emotional Abuse, Emotional Problems, Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, School Problems, OCD, Problems Relating to Peers.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

“My personal strength is the ability to treat clients with empathy and respect, to build a trusting and resilient therapeutic relationship.”

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

Can help you with: Depression, anxiety, panic, addiction, loss, trauma cognitive disabilities, self-esteem, stress, dating, divorce, body image concerns, family issues, decision making, sleep issues, adjustment to living abroad, relationship struggles, sexual concerns, infidelity and attachment issues.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, 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 Counseling

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, self-esteem, personal development, family conflict, stress management.

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. ”

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

Can help you with: Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Life Transitions,  Substance Abuse / Addiction, Stress Management, Academic Issues, Living Abroad, Conflict Resolution, Relationship Issues, Sexuality or Gender,  LGBTQAI+ 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.


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.

“We are better together.”

Administrative and management TEAM

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

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

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 recently 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 (psychology-trained in her home country) will contact you at the time you choose to learn more about your needs and find the best fit for you