"My goal is to help my clients enhance their strengths, while providing a supportive and confidential environment."


"I work in a collaborative manner, approaching therapy with professionalism and a sense of humor."


"My therapeutic approach can be best described as integrative, tailored to the unique needs and goals of each client."



Dr Ferreira qualified in 2006 and completed a post-graduate course in Clinical Neuropsychology in 2008. She is a registered psychologist in the United Kingdom (BPS; HCPC), United States (APA) and in Portugal (Ordem dos Psicólogos). Her work experience includes roles within the public service (NHS) and independent sector, whilst also maintaining her private practice.


Currently, Dr Ferreira offers specialist assessment and therapeutic services to English and Portuguese speaking adolescents, adults and older adults in Funchal (Madeira). These services are also offered via Skype or e-mail for those clients further afield or that find this way of therapy more convenient. Expert psychological assessments are offered in England, based on availability.



  • Expertise in a wide spectrum of issues: abuse, anger management, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, self-esteem, trauma, phobias, stress, among others.
  • Providing expert witness reports since 2010, mostly in the matter of Care Proceedings.
  • Trained and experienced in a variety of assessments, including assessments standardised for the Portuguese population.
  • Fluent in Portuguese and English.