Dr Teresa Pires
Position: Clinical Psychologist
Teresa Pires is a Clinical Psychologist who has a range of experience working with children, adolescents and adults using a variety of therapeutic approaches. She completed her training as a Clinical Psychologist at ISPA-Instituto Universitario in Lisbon, Portugal.
Prior to moving to the United Kingdom, she worked at a CAMHS service in Lisbon and she helped set up a Psychology service within the Children’s Liver Transplant Unit of the hospital of Coimbra (Portugal). She provided psychodynamic therapy to children and young people, as well as a range of neuropsychological and mental health assessments.
In the UK, she worked with adults in primary and secondary mental health services, providing CBT-based interventions for depression and anxiety disorders. She co-facilitated an Anger Management group for adults at NELFT, East London. She worked as a Clinical Psychologist in NHS and private CAMHS Services in North London. She provided assessments, formulation-led therapy to children and adolescents, as well as parent work. Teresa is particularly passionate about understanding children and young people in their complexity, including biological, unconscious, systemic, and intergenerational factors that might contribute to their difficulties.
Teresa has completed additional training in other therapeutic approaches, including MBT-A, MBT-F, CBT and psychodynamic therapy with adults. Teresa supervised trainee and qualified Clinical Psychologists.