Since the beginning of this year, I have been sharing with you some of my passions, hobbies, quirks, favourite foods and recipes.
I hope you have been enjoying reading my posts and finding out a bit more about me both as a person and a holistic practitioner.
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But, now let me tell you a bit more about me…
1. I’ve been living in London since 2010
Where did the time go? 10 years have flown by so quickly but I don’t regret every single second in this amazing city. I originally moved to London to do a 6-month European Graduate Programme in one of the main UK’s sexual health charities. I never returned to Portugal and I guess I’m here to stay.
2. I worked in catering and retail
Before I started working as a Psychologist and in the social and care sector, I had several jobs in catering and retail until I managed to get a job as an Apprentice Therapist. It may have taken me a while and many unsuccessful job applications/ interviews but this to say that perseverance and determination always pays off.
3. I worked in forensic, residential, outreach and clinical settings
I have worked in forensic, residential, outreach and clinical settings both as a full-time Psychologist and as a Nutritional Therapist. I have been self-employed since October 2020 – COVID-19 didn’t stop me from going after my dream of working for myself. Sometimes in life you have to take a leap of faith and believe that everything will work out in the end. I did and I still do.
4. I took my degree in Nutritional Therapy while working on a full-time job
Working full-time and studying Nutritional Therapy at the same time was one the most challenging things I have ever done in my life. This may sound a bit surprising to you but moving to London was way easier to me than becoming an adult learner. Learning has no age limit – it was one of the best experiences of my life with the added value of making great friendships along the way.
5. I’m a Trainer, Reflective Practitioner and Wellness Educator/Content Creator
Apart from being a Psychologist and a Nutritional Therapist, I’m also a Trainer, Reflective Practitioner and Wellness Educator/Content Creator. I’m passionate about system change and community and personal empowerment through education and learning. Working for myself has given me the opportunity to focus more on my creative side and true passions.
Read this post and discover another 5 things you didn’t know about me.