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Cátia Soares

Catia Soares is a Psychologist, Therapist, Nutritional Therapist, Trainer and Writer.
She is originally from Portugal but she has been living in London for the last 13 years.
She has 13 years of experience of working within the homeless, mental health and drug and alcohol recovery sector as a Psychologist and Therapist. She worked in residential, forensic and community outreach settings such as Community Housing Therapy, HMP Pentonville and for the National Fund Fulfilling Lives Programme.
In 2020, and after qualifying as a Nutritional Therapist by the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London, she started her own private practice as a Therapist and Nutritional Therapist and worked as an Academic Personal Tutor for the Institute for Optimum Nutrition.
Alongside her private practice, Catia works in partnership with different organisations and charities, either in the role of Therapist or Trainer. She currently works as a Therapist with the homeless at Soup Kitchen London, with women with experiences of domestic abuse at Respeito and with men in alcohol and drug recovery at the Nehemiah Project.
Catia is also a writer and trainer in the fields of Nutrition, Nutritional Psychology, Mental Health, Positive Psychology, Wellbeing and Spirituality. She created and delivered workshops and trainings for SuperWellness, Brett Grellier Psychological Services, The Bridge and Pause Women, Respeito, The Passage and contributed as a writer for the Food for the Brain Foundation, and The Naturopathy, Saga and Resurgence and Ecologist Magazines.
She specialises in anxiety disorders, domestic abuse and violence, complex trauma and PSTD, Nutritional Psychology, gut health & weight management, mindful and disordered eating, and alcohol and drug recovery.
Outside of her professional practice, Catia is a performing arts lover – she started as a contemporary and jazz dancer in Portugal and for the last years she has been performing poetry and singing in open mics in London – passions that truly inspire and inform her work with people and organisations

5th International Mental Health Meeting of Romão de Sousa Foundation