Curriculum Vitae


F Luiz R da Motta-Teixeira

London EC1 - Clerkenwell

+44 (0) 7950 731 770

FernandoLuiz60@hotmail.com

www.Reflect-Ability.com

MBACP (Accred 00630469 & Reg 021840)

Qualifications & Training

  • Specialisation: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Complex Cases – Tavistock Institute 2016/2018

  • MSc in Psychoanalytic Studies - UCL

  • CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

  • City University Student Voice Award (2009)

  • Birkbeck Certificate/Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychology

  • Courses:  Freudian Foundations, Major Schools (Classic, Kleinian, Object Relations, Bion, Independent, Winnicott, Bowlby, Attachment Theory, Lacanian and French School, American Ego Psychology and Relational, etc.), Sex & Sexuality, Bereavement & Mourning, Trauma, Addiction, Contemporary Practice and Technique & Therapeutic Action, Philosophy and Applications (art, culture, society, etc.)

  • CPD:  Personality Disorders, Autistic Spectrum, Eating Disorders, Body Dis-morphia, Treatment-resistant Depression, Working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Working with Trans-Identified Clients, On-line Counselling, Suicidality & Risk Assessment, Sexual Health, Substance Mis-use/Addictions, Working with Carers, Bereavement & Depression, Community Support structures, Safeguarding, Mental Capacity Act, Clinical Governance, etc.

Clinical Supervision & Seminars

  • Rachel Chaplin (private - ongoing) & David Morgan 

  • Dr David Bell & Dr Birgit Kleeberg (Fitzjohn’s Unit) 

  • Dr Julian Stern & Dr Hiroshi Amino (Fitzjohn’s Unit, Tavistock and Portman Trust)

  • Dr Robin Anderson (in-house multi-departmental Tavistock Supervision Group)

  • Dr Jean Arundale (Monro Clinic, Guy’s Hospital)

  • Mrs Edna O’Shaughnessy & Mr Francis Greer (Seminar Series Fitzjohn's Unit)


Continual Professional Development

  • Dr Hiroshi Amino (Fitzjohn's Unit Study Group) 2017/18/19/20

  • Mayfair Psychoanalytic Paper Presentation Group 2016/17/18/19/20

  • Psychotherapists in Private Practice Reading Group 2017/18/19/20

  • David Bell’s ‘History of Psychoanalytic Thinking’ – Tavistock 2016/17/18/19

  • Melanie Klein Trust Conferences 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018

  • UCL Winter Psychoanalytic Conferences:  2011, 2012, 2914, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

  • The Political Mind series – Institute of Psychoanalysis 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

  • KCL day Conferences Extreme States of Mind (2015), Presentations of Trauma (2014), Working with Disturbance (2012), The Price of Success (2011), The Suicidal Student (2010)

  • Self-Harm & Suicidality in Young Patients – Tavistock Institute course 2016 

  • European Psychoanalytic Film Festival 2017

  • AUCC Conferences – Edinburgh 2010 & Liverpool 2008

  • Winnicott Trust Conference 2015

  • Anna Freud Centre – Critical Psychotherapy Conference – June 2015

  • BPC Conferences – June 2015 & June 2009

  • Barcelona Psychoanalysis and Politics Conference – Polyphonic Spaces – April 2015

  • UCL day conferences – War and Refugees 2015, Mapping PsychoAnalytic Affiliations 2016

  • LGBTQ Awareness Training for Psychotherapists – Dec 2013

  • Hanah Segal Conference (Institute of Psychoanalysis) 2013

  • Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis Conference  BPC 2012

  • UCL Klein/Lacan Dialogues 2010/2011

  • Tavistock ‘Working with Difficult Patients’ (July 2010) & ‘Challenging Situations in the Therapeutic Room’ series (2009)

  • Portman Clinic – ‘Enactment – Working with Violent, Perverse, and Delinquent Patients’ – Jan/June 2010

  • Maudsley – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Dr Duncan McClean & Dr Giovanni Pollizzi – July 2010

  • Dr Rosine Perelberg – Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Violence – May 2010

  • Dr Margot Wadell – ‘Life Stages’ Developmental Perspectives in Psychotherapeutic Work – May 2010

  • Lacan Conference – UCL – May 2010

  • ‘Dark Forces’ series – Institute of Group Analysis – Jan/June 2009

  • ‘Violence and Creativity’ series – Society of Analytical Psychology – Jan/June 2009

  • Group Dynamics Residential Summer School – Birkbeck 2008

Current Employment

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist at Fitzjohns' Unit - Tavistock & Portman Trust

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Assessor for the Adult Department of the Tavistock Clinic

Previous Experience & Training

  • King’s College, University of London Student Counselling Service (2010 - 2020) 

  • CITY UNIVERSITY Student Counselling Service (2006 - 2009)

  • University of Law (Bloomsbury)  Counselling Service (2010 - 2013)

  • GUY’s Hospital MUNRO Clinic 

  • PACE Mental Health Promotion Counselling Service 

  • WLCC – West London Centre for Counselling

  • Southwark Carers Counselling Service

  • ELOP – East London Out Project – Counselling Service

Presenting issues:  

‘Slings and Arrows’: Stress/Pressures, Competitiveness, Procrastination, Social Anxiety, generalised Anxiety, Panic attacks, Fears & Phobias, obsessions and compulsions, Sleep disturbances, Work-Life Balance

‘Tide and Time’: Loss & Disappointment, Bereavement (recent, past or impending, ‘complicated’, suicide) & Mourning, Depression, Ageing, (Mid-)Life Crisis, Retirement, Disabilities, Doubts, Regrets & ‘failures’ (choices/decisions), isolation & loneliness, low Self-Esteem or Assertiveness, self-neglect, professional failures, Suicidal feelings & ideation, unemployment, homesickness, Rejection, Disappointment, Aphanisis, Acopia, Displacement/Transitions & adaptation

‘To be or not to be’: Identity, Sense of Self, Self-confidence & Self-esteem, Assertiveness, Self-Sabotage, Self-criticism, Self-Harm Eating Disorders, Perfectionism, Meaning & Purpose, Aims and Ambitions, Self-Awareness

‘It Takes two to Tango’: Relationships & Attachments, break-ups (post and during),  Sexual difficulties, patterns of abuse, pregnancy, children and in-laws, upbringing, Sibling Rivalry, conflict, resentment, adoption, dependency, Isolation and Loneliness, Mental Ill Health in the family, Repressed/Suppressed Anger, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity, Homophobia, Paraphilias

‘Broken Boundaries’: Trauma, Sexual / Physical / Emotional / Moral Abuse, Violence & Assault, PTSD, discrimination, bullying & harassment. Aggression Vs Destructiveness. Personality Disorders, psychotic experiences/states, Mania, ADHD, Substance Misuse, risk-taking behaviours, addictions and dependency  

Additional Skills

I am also able to offer therapy in French, Portuguese and Spanish (and have a working knowledge of Italian and German).