Flavia  Furtado Calixto

Flavia Furtado Calixto

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - London

London SW6
Sessions from £120.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office


Monday to Friday. 

Holiday Break:

I will be taking a holiday break from 20th December 2023 to 14th January 2024. During this interval, I won't be available for sessions. This break will give me a chance to rejuvenate and return to the sessions with a fresh perspective and energy.

January Online Sessions:

Post-holiday, from 15th January to 31st January, all my sessions will be conducted online. If you have an in-person session booked within this timeframe, we'll need to transition it to an online format. If online sessions don't work for you, I'm more than willing to assist in rescheduling to a convenient date.

About me and my therapy practice

Hi, I'm Flavia F Calixto. I have 21 years of experience in counselling and psychotherapy and have worked with adults, young people and children in my private practice in Brazil and the UK. 
I am a qualified Psychologist who graduated in 2002 in Brazil and a Psychotherapist in the UK. I belong to the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy Society UK (MBACP (Accred.). This means that I abide by their ethical framework while working as an Integrative Therapist and that I undertake frequent CPD and receive regular supervision to make sure my work is clinically safe.
I have worked with people of all ages and backgrounds and can help you with a variety of concerns. My clients tell me that I am warm, insightful and understanding.
My passion has always been to work with people, supporting personal growth and helping people develop happier and more meaningful lives, providing a safe environment where they can find inner strength and resilience

Practice description

My practice draws on a relationally and integrative approach, focusing on the therapeutic relationship while we work together.

I also have knowledge of EMDR, Brainspotting, Bioenergetics Analyses and Trauma Informed Practice and may draw on those should they be relevant to our work together.

I offer both long and short term individual therapy, generally the length of therapy is something that we would discuss in our first session. In the case of longer term therapy we would frequently review as the therapy progresses to consider what work remains and when might it be appropriate to conclude therapy.

In our counselling sessions I am focused on you and your experience. We will work together to understand and explore your thoughts, behaviours and feelings and reflect on your life experiences.

Working integratively means that I draw upon a variety of approaches based on your unique needs because as humans we are diverse and complex beings. There is therefore not one singular approach that is clinically adequate for all clients and situations. Within a flexible and personalised approach to treatment, you can expect the following from our sessions:

Mutual trust, respect and confidentiality;

Shared decision-making and agreement on the goals of therapy;

The freedom to share any negative emotional responses, thoughts and feelings;

Co-constructing a space within which you feel comfortable and able to share and experience difficult emotions;

Empathic support in undoing self-criticism, as well as challenging, and changing behaviours;

A caring space within which we can explore difficult, traumatic and painful relationships, feelings or events;

Knowledge and expertise that can help regulate, mitigate, and alleviate physical trauma responses within your body.

My first session

Working with a counsellor can help you see things in a new perspective and give support through difficult times.

I understand that taking the first step in coming to counselling can be daunting. Asking for support can be stressful in itself and may make you feel vulnerable and self-conscious. However, taking that step may be key to a new beginning.

I look forward to your contact, when I will offer you a first session to discuss your requirements/ expectations and how these may be worked through in therapy

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

EMDR, Integrative

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work

Languages spoken

English, Portuguese