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I am a Psychologist, Master and specialist in Work Psychology, Psychological Coaching, Individual and Group Professional. I did a post-graduation in cognitive and behavioural psychology.
I have worked in all areas of work psychology, both in national and international companies in Portugal and Angola. In Portugal I collaborated with Andersen Consulting/Accenture, in the beginning of its activity, in change management. I also followed the implementation of William M. Mercer, the world’s largest human resources company.
In the last decade I have specialized in the development of individual and team talents, in professional coaching, by the International Federation and in psychological coaching, by the Order of Psychologists.
I am co-author of the book Coaching: Going Further Inside, Without Time.
I am the author of the book STOP. 50 Strategies for Women without Time.
These experiences have allowed me to develop a multidisciplinary approach to a set of problems that many people experience in their professions related to career, as in their lives, at the level of mood, relationships and the ways they build their destiny.
You can read some of my articles on the blog and in the media.
Working with Ana has been transformational.
I have done therapy on and off for the last 10 years. I tried EDMR, CBT, Hypnotherapy, group therapy, talk therapy, and apps. Each one was helpful in one way or another but recently I hit the wall and nothing was helping.
“I came across IFS and decided to give it a go. “
Intensive anxiety that started showing up as unexplained physical tension and nausea started preventing me from doing basic day to day work. I tried to address it with basic things like diet, exercise, breathwork, meditation, tools I knew from other therapy frameworks, but it was such a heavy body experience not connected with any particular thoughts that I knew that I needed a more holistic type of therapy. I came across IFS and decided to give it a go.
Only after a few sessions with Ana, for the first time I felt like I was finally making progress, accessing and making sense of some of the deepest trauma that was holding me back. Each session took us on a journey of discovering different parts of me and the deep truth about what my body is actually reacting to and I was able to slowly start a healing process.
The IFS framework that Ana is an absolute master of is extremly powerful but you need a skilled guide to go with you on this journey so you can make sense of your inner world and transform it.
“For the first time in my life things are making sense and I can see the light in the tunnel. “
It can be very intense as you go deep inside and uncover parts of you that were previously hidden, expelled, unloved. Getting to know them has brought me so much understanding of my internal world as well as, peace and compassion. I was able to unburden or transform some of them, but all the more I feel like I am learning the tools and techniques to navigate this complex internal world of our minds and bodies. All of this is changing my external reality on so many different levels and giving me hope for a normal, anxiety free, full of joy and purpose life. For the first time in my life things are making sense and I can see the light in the tunnel.
“I am already feeling so much better and most importantly I am starting to make sense of who I am and with compassion & love attend to all my parts.”
Ana is an incredible guide, the one that will gently with curiosity help you face some of the scariest parts of you and I am extremely grateful that I get to work with her. I know it’s still a long way to go but I am already feeling so much better and most importantly I am starting to make sense of who I am and with compassion & love attend to all my parts.
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