english-speaking therapists barcelona
+34 644 522 369

meet the team

our team

International therapists who understand expats

Our therapists are psychology-trained 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 safe, 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.

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 patients do, the persistence that they show in understanding themselves better. To feel more content, to grow.”

MA Clinical Sexology

Can help you with: Physical & Emotional Barriers to a Pleasurable Sex Life, Sexual Dysfunction, Issues of Desire, Relationship Issues, Sexuality. Erectile Dysfunction, Premature Ejaculation, Vaginismus, Problems Orgasming, Differences in Libido in Couples, Pain on Penetration, Inhibition, Spicing Up Your Sex Life, Sex Education.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

“I adore holding a non-judgmental space where clients feel that they can walk into and speak about sex and sexuality in a way that feels freeing – and sometimes speaking about sex for the very first time!”

BSc Psychology, MSc Clinical Neuropsychology & Psychopathology Of Ageing, BA Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, MA Third Wave Therapies

Can help you with: Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Unstable Mood, Personal & Professional Development, Perfectionism, Life Direction, Worry, Alcohol and Drug Issues. 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Based Interventions, Coaching and Mentoring.

“Who am I?” “Where do I come from?” “What is my purpose?” are great questions to ask ourselves. They can be scary as we don’t always have the answer, but that’s OK.”

 

BA Psychology, MA Education (Ed.M.) Counselling and Clinical Psychology, MA Counselling & Clinical Psychology, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Can help you with: Anxiety, Depression, Self-doubt, Relationship Challenges, Family Conflict, Loss and Death, Issues Faced by Young Adults and Millennials, Perfectionism, Career Uncertainty, Dating Culture, Low Self-worth.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused, Solution Focused, Integrative Approaches

“It’s easy to get tangled in a web of self-doubt, hopelessness, frustration, or anxiety. We forget we are capable of creating the meaningful and fulfilling lives we deserve.”

MA Pedagogical Sciences, BA Educational Studies (Education & Child Development)

Can help you with: Self-esteem, Social Skills, Perspective Taking, Sleep Issues, School Related Issues, School Refusal, Bullying, Grief and Loss, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias, Panic Attacks, Self-harm, Anger or Behavioural Issues, ADHD, ASD. 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Social Thinking, Expressive Therapies.

“All my studies focus on child development, upbringing and especially on the issues that arise in these areas. So from the start focussing on families has been my speciality.”

BA Psychology, MA Individual and Couples Jungian Psychotherapy, Currently Training in the Gottman Method for Couples

Can help you with: Relationship Problems, Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Perfectionism, Life Direction, Worry, Adaptation to Living Abroad, Self-esteem, Parenting, Conflict Resolution, Parenting Children with ASD.

Jungian Psychotherapy, Humanistic and Gottman Method Approaches.

“I think each one of us has their own perception, their own times and their own individual and unique way of being. Part of my work is to respect that individuality without judgement and with openness.”

 

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.”

MA Philosophy, MA Psychotherapy (Candidate), Dip. Gestalt Therapy, Spanish Association of Gestalt Therapists (AETG)

Can help you with: Depression, Low Mood, Sexual Dysfunction, Anxiety, Trauma, Drug and Alcohol Abuse,  Relationship Difficulties, Burnout, Creative Blocks, Anger Management, Men’s Issues, Grief and Loss.

Gestalt Approach.

“I believe that we need to. move away from understanding health as simply the absence of symptoms, and move towards a consideration of human potential, and what it means to truly live life to the full.”

MSc Psychology, Cert. Coaching, MA Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy Trainee

Can help you with: Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Perfectionism, Life Direction, Worry, Sleep Issues, Adjustment to Living Abroad, Relationships, Post-natal Depression, Pre-natal Support.

Behavioural Activation, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Coaching and Transactional Analysis.

“I love witnessing people’s growth towards autonomy in their lives as they realise they are capable of making changes that will serve them in the present and future.”

MA Intervention & Family Mediation, MA Psychology & Health (Psychology & Children), Member Portuguese Psychology Society, OPP (Ordem Dos Psicólogos Portugueses)

Can help you with: Adoption, Divorce, Adjustment Issues, New Siblings, Attachment, Anxiety, Challenging Behaviour at Home or School, Screen Time, Anger, Fear, ADHD, Learning Difficulties, Loss, Special Education Needs.

Play, Art Therapy, Creativity, Mindfulness, Body and Emotions, Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Approaches.

“I find it a privilege to be able to accompany people in the process of self-knowledge and healing.”

Licensed Psychologist Finland

Can help you with: Anxiety, Perfectionism, Rumination, Life Direction, Life Abroad, Motivation, Self Criticism, Procrastination, Rejection, Relationships, Managing Negative Feedback, Study Skills.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Approaches.

“I take my job as a therapist very seriously but that doesn’t mean that the therapy itself is always a terribly serious affair! It can be deep, it can be difficult, and sometimes it can be very joyous and a lot of fun!”

MSc Psychology and Psychotherapy, Member British Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Society

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

Existential Approach.

“Engaging with the world can be the more difficult choice, as it can expose us to both failures and successes. At the same time, it relieves us from the sense of passivity and helplessness.”

MSc Psychology, Adv. Dip. Psychodynamics in Mental Health Practice, Coaching Cert., MA Art Therapy, MSc Clinical & Health Psychology, Dip. CBT, Training In Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy & Open Dialogue.

Can help you with: Depression, Generalised Anxiety, Mild Personality Disorders, Eating Issues, Work Related Issues, Self-esteem, Emotional Regulation, Trauma, Adaptation, Perfectionism, Life Direction, Worry, Sleep Issues.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Art Therapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

“Therapy is a process and each client has their own personal journey toward change. I am committed to facilitate the client’s journey from the beginning to the end in a way that suits their needs and expectations.”

Msc Psychology, Bsc Psychology, Trauma Therapy Training

Can help you with:  Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Sexual Trauma, Self-esteem, Worry, Adjustment, Sexual Dysfunctions, Relationship Struggles in Monogamous or Consensual Non-Monogamous Relationships, Navigating Consensual Non-Monogamous Relationship Styles (Polyamory, Relationship Anarchy etc), Exploring and Affirming Sexuality or Gender Identity.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Exposure Therapy, Imagery Rescripting, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Third Wave approaches including Mindfulness. 

“I believe awareness about the discriminating factors people experience  – such as being BIPoC, women, trans*, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent, or for having a disability (to name a few) –  should be an essential part of therapy.

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.

“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.

“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.

“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 most of her time to managing the business and supporting her current clients, Leigh isn’t taking on new clients. Her focus is on bringing almost two decades of experience in psychology to support Therapy in Barcelona’s Intake Coordinator and 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 20-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