Daniela Lourenco Counselling & Psychotherapy in Twickenham and Crouch End

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About Daniela Lourenco

Daniela Lourenco is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with many years of experience working with children and adults.

For the past eight years Daniela has worked as a School Counsellor in Primary Schools and for Employee Assistant Programmes (EAP).
In Private Practice Daniela works with adults, couples, young people and children.

Previously, Daniela worked at The Latin American Women's Rights Service LAWRS, offering Psychotherapy to Brazilian women suffering from Gender Violence, abuse and discrimination.

She has also worked in Therapeutic Communities and in a Crisis Centre as part of her Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training at the Arbours Association. This experience has given her strong roots to work with adults suffering from significant emotional distress.

Daniela has over eight years of experience working with adults with learning disabilities in London. She has worked for The Westminster Society in various roles, which included working as a Service Manager for Registered Care homes and Supported Housing Services.

In Brazil she ran therapeutic groups with the elderly community and with HIV+ patients.

Core Training & Qualifications

  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training - Arbours Association (6 years training)
  • MA in Psychoanalytic Studies - The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust (3 years training)
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology - Brazil (5 years training)

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • DBT Accreditation Level 2 - APT Training
  • Trauma and the Body: Somatisation and Dissociation - PODS Training
  • Rewind Trauma Therapy Training - IARTT International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy
  • GDPR-General Data Protection Regulation Training
  • EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care
  • Resolving Clinical Dilemmas in Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis and Politics
  • UK/European Symposium on Addictive Disorders (UKESAD)
  • Embodiment and the Talking Cure
  • Gender Violence Awareness
  • Risk Assessment and Assessment on Gender Violence
  • Human Trafficking
  • Self-Mutilation


  • Systemic Couple and Family Counselling
  • Adult Love and Loving Bonds - Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with Couples - WPF Therapy
  • Relationship Roadblocks - Stuff Happens - WPF Therapy

    Children and Young People

  • Why Attachment Matters
  • The Ghosts in the Nursery. Grief in Maternity
  • CATT Level 2-Children's Accelerated Trauma Treatment
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Play Therapy: Helping children to tell their stories through play
  • Attachment and Loss
  • Working with Sand-Tray and Puppets
  • Making Endings with Children


    Daniela Lourenco is a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy UKCP and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP.
    She is a member of the Arbours Association AAP and is bound by their Code of Ethics and Practice.

    Daniela holds a full professional indemnity insurance and a clear DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Certificate).

    Daniela is a BUPA recognised therapist and can provide counselling to its members.

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