I am fully qualified and registered as a psychodynamic psychotherapist at the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and at the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) working with children and young people.
I have more than fifteen years’ experience working in the mental health sector. In 2006, I graduated in Psychology and did a master's in Clinical Psychology based in philosophy and schizoanalysis, in my home country, Brazil. After being in the UK for a couple of years, I went on a journey to be requalified. So I did another master’s in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and qualification in Intercultural Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, both courses at Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Also, I did a level 4 certificate in counselling with children and young people at the Place2be.
Currently, I work as a counsellor at the Student Welfare and Support Service at the University of Oxford, am a visiting lecturer at Goldsmith, University of London, a facilitator for an experiential group at the Minster Centre and a psychotherapist facilitator for a workshop concerning race and mental health at the Blam-UK.
I am a person who is genuinely interested in relationships. Maybe this is why I came to this field. In my professional capacity, I offer a supportive clinical environment for people to experience being themselves and work on their psychological needs.
In some moments in our lives, we need professional help when we can’t deal with difficult feelings alone. In these situations, it doesn’t matter if you are not feeling ready to start therapy. The most important thing is to be with someone you feel comfortable enough to express your concerns and feelings with. I am here to work with you no matter what your emotional difficulties may be.
Let me introduce myself: I am Wanderley Santos, a counsellor and psychotherapist working with children, young people and adults. I specialise in working with various emotional issues as well as considering how various elements, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, culture, nationality, disability, religion, age and others can affect a person’s wellbeing.