Psychology within Reach
offers psychological support in English and Spanish, especially aimed at expats and intercultural couples in transition through different parts of the world.
My path to you
I was born into a humble family, made up of a man from Córdoba and a woman from Jaén whose life paths crossed in Seville, where my older sister, my little brother and I were born. My upbringing and the place that I had in my family led me to feel identified with the role of caregiver / mediator and little by little my vocation was defining itself in that direction, while my personal experiences cleared the way for me.
Studying a master’s degree in Psychology had not been my first choice, especially because of the poor career prospects in my region, but I started it with the hope of showing that statistics speak of probabilities and not certainties. It also helped to consider myself prepared to live outside my land if the circumstances were favorable for it.
I found in this career a wonderful and terrifying world, inasmuch as it is necessary to first delve into one’s own demons before pretending to know how to help with others. As a curiosity, I will say that this need to carry out deep personal work has been and continues to be one of the greatest gifts of this profession. The people with whom I have been meeting in this process is the second great gift, including colleagues and patients.
My therapeutic training ranges from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Gestalt Therapy, and my continuing education includes Somatic Developmental Psychotherapy, Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Narrative Exposure Therapy, among others.
In every therapeutic relationship I listen to each life story keeping a flexible attitude in order to choose the tools that can best help each particular situation. This translates into therapeutic processes that require Mindfulness tools, others that welcome the introduction of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) techniques, and in all of them, beyond the specific resources to be used, the shared presence at the time of the session is the key to really address the suffering of the person who sits in front of me.
Training aside, one of the elements that is always part of any process that involves me is my own path. My background includes everything from the fact of being a heterosexual white Andalusian woman from humble origins to the experience outside my country and being part of an intercultural couple with no children but furry members. All of it comes with me in every session as your own reality comes with you and my commitment is to co-construct with you the bridge between us using all that is at our reach.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
I invite you to get to know me and decide if I could be a good companion on the road.
Before we meet
Practical information before you start your therapeutic process so we can establish the boundaries of our relationship.
The bridge between the different forms of human suffering we face and the therapeutic support to alleviate it.
Once your need for support has been addressed, you can decide which setting seems most appropriate for you to begin your journey to feeling better.
Psychology within Reach
3544 DB Utrecht
Phone +31 30 636 8981
Mon. – Fri.– 9 am – 6:30 pm