Miguel Estrada DPsy


23 Years of Experience

Sessions from: €60.

My Credentials:

22 years of experience as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist who also provide psychotherapy to adults. Primarily trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist in England.

About Me:

Born in Portugal and educated in England, where I’ve worked for the NHS and private sector. Until I was 11 I studied in Portugal, having to spend the summer breaks in South Africa. I did my A levels in England, where I proceeded into higher education in the field of Psychotherapy. Relocated to Portugal in 2011.

I specialized in neurodevelopment disorders (Autism, ADHD and Learning Disabilities) with children and adolescents, I’ve worked in the NHS (as a Clinical Lead) as well in the private sector. I was responsible for creating the TaMHS project (Targetted Mental Health in Schools) for the NHS, CAMHS in North East London. I also work with issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD, relational and attachment issues, grief and loss, suicide ideation, relationship issues to relocation and cultural issues. At the moment I’m (Online) providing a specialized, cultural and adapted version of the TaMHS project in Sierra Leone. I also provide consultation in mental health for a few charities in England.

For the last 3 years I have been on private practice, which will continue for at least another year. When helping parents with their children, I also work with the schools, so we can have a whole approach to therapy. Relocating to another country, with or without children may bring some settlement issues. When a family move abroad, or even in their own country, mental health or behavioural problems with children can be a huge stressor , which may easily lead to burnout, family conflict and even separation. In the era of the digital age, loneliness, problems at work or financial crisis might lead to mild to severe depressive symptoms, as well as suicide ideation.

One of the most precious valences regarding mental health, is the ability to form and maintain good enough quality relationships. Those relationships, being with ourselves, friends, partners, family, children and co- workers are essential towards a more balanced overall health. Independently of what one might be struggling at the moment, it is possible. It’s this relational approach to life which aids us in creating a secure base, where we can operate from. Mental health problems can be a true barrier, which is normal regarding what issues one might be passing through. It’s ok to be have problems, mental health issues. In that sense, I follow the British model of the NHS “I Thrive”. My Care Plans are made with the client and not for the client, so the client can have a therapeutic approach that he or she can cope with. That means that the client is 100% involved in their Care Plan.

So far, this is the most humanistic approach, and the one that works the better. Care plans can be changed at anytime according with the client’s needs and situation. I provide a caring environment where one feels safe, understood, non- judgmental and cared for.

Although I was foremost trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, I tend to use a more person- centered, humanistic approach together with the client. Please feel free in contacting me at anytime.

My Approach:

I mix psychodynamic psychotherapy together with CBT and Applied Behaviour Analysis, providing a service which best suits the client. The aim is to gain or regain a balanced mental health to lead a better quality of life with youserlf, others and circumstances.


I work with children, adolescents families and adults. I’m in Lisbon, Portugal. Please take note that at the moment I’m only delivering my services Online. I deliver the sessions both in English and Portuguese.

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Accrediting Body

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) (UK)



Types of Therapy

Child Therapy
Expat Therapy
Online Therapy
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Therapy Issues

Behavioural Problems (Children)
Borderline Personality Disorder
Culture Shock
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Low Self-Confidence
Low Self-Esteem
Personality Disorders
Relationship Problems
Separation Anxiety
Social Anxiety
Trauma (PTSD)

Client Types

Adult (18 or over)
Couple (both 18 or over)
Older Child (5-12)
Teenager (13-17)
Young Child (0-4)

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Travessa Henrique Cardoso, 62 2 esq, 1700-228, Lisbon, Lisbon