Through his own lived, worked, volunteering and training experiences as mixed-race/heritage cisgender-man, Tiago has been in contact and offered emotional support to a wide range of people and issues they were facing (e.g. mental health, suicidality, bereavement, homelessness, substance misuse, racism, sexuality, difference, meaning) which have contributed to his capacity to work with clients with diverse intersectionalities and concerns, and offer a softer landing for anyone who might be struggling to make the initial step in their journey of self-discovery and change.
Tiago works in an integrative way which incorporates practical and theoretical elements of different approaches such as Attachment Theory, Gestalt, Person-Centred, and Psychodynamic, as well as an awareness of embodied somatic experiencing. By tailoring these concepts depending on the client’s needs/goals, and through relational and experiential enquiry of the “here-and-now”, Tiago offers a safe, non-judgemental and empathetic space in which an authentic therapeutic alliance is formed with the client in order to explore, reflect and gain deeper insight into the client’s feelings, thoughts, lived experience and behavioural patterns, thus, facilitating greater autonomy and empowerment towards self-fulfilment.
Tiago (pronouns he/him) is a trainee counsellor working towards his Diploma in Counselling and MA in Integrative Psychotherapy at the Minster Centre. As a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) registered trainee counsellor, Tiago complies and works in accordance to the BACP Ethical Framework.