I am a licensed psychologist/psychotherapist, lecturer and researcher with 20 years of professional experience on helping clients to overcome their psychological issues. Specialist in using person-centred approaches to effect change and enhance psychological well-being. Effective communication in English and portuguese, with a history of success in counselling for emotional distress, anxiety and depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, crisis intervention and group counselling. Also trained in intervention for major mental health issues. Strong knowledge about the Mental Health Act -2010 and Equality and Diversity Act 2010. Professional practice in compliance with BACP guidelines for confidentiality and privacy.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #401110
Marcos is professionnal, caring and strikes the perfect balance between letting you speak, bring your own concerns and "material" versus proactivitely offering insights, recaps and suggestions to help you see yourself better, and light up a way forward.
Written on Sep 25, 2023 after therapy with Marcos for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Sessions with Marcos have really helped me understand where some of my actions and behaviours have stemmed from. And also to be more patient with myself and give myself room to grow and work on myself.
Written on Sep 18, 2023 after therapy with Marcos for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd