About Joe Magalhaes

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Hi! I’m a fully qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor with many years experience working with individuals and couples from different walks of life, both in my own consulting room, online and as a volunteer with the public health sector (NHS). My practice is now only online.

I’m warm, open-minded and I love the work I do. Counselling was intrumental in many changes in my own life, so it would be a privilege to be there for you and form a strong therapeutic relationship, through which you will gain clarity about your situation and feel empowered to make the changes you want for your life.  I am a British citizen with a varied cultural background and besides English, I am also fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

I offer counselling and psychotherapy, tailoring my approach to suit the specific needs of clients in order for them to achieve the goals they set for themselves. I specialise in Transactional Analysis (TA), which I use in combination with a wide range of tools from other modalities. especially Internal Family Systems (IFS). When we take the time to acknowledge the different parts we have within us – the sad, confused, angry or wounded parts we’ve been carrying for a long while – we tap into our own resorces to tend to these parts’ needs and help them calm down, heal and transform, acquiring integration, spontaneity and deeper connections in our relationships.

I am a Sex and Couples Informed Practitioner and an Internal Family Systems Informed Practitioner. I am accredited by the National Counselling Society (NCS) and I am a member of the United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA) as well as the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA), to whose codes of ethics I abide. 

It is important that you find a therapist you feel you can connect with and develop a warm, trustworthy relationship. My recommendation is that you arrange an initial, free consultation so that you can have an idea about how we would work together. You are very welcome to contact me without any obligation.