Hey, I'm Ana
Your go-to Counsellor and Life Coach.
I am a Spanish psychologist and an ex-paralympic swimmer. Curious by nature, I have been traveling around the world since I was 4 years old... I lived in more than 10 cities, and the diversity of people and cultures were always fascinating to me.
Professionally, I never stopped learning. I studied Psychology and Psychopedagogy at University. Specialized in Japanese medicine along the way... and after very diverse trainings to feed my hungry mind (you can see the highlights of them bellow), I'm currently totally captivated in my process of training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Steven Hayes, PACT Couples Therapy from Dr. Stan Tatkin and Somatic Experiencing, from Dr. Peter Levine.
About my personal life experience, I have developed a disability as a consequence of a surgery in my early childhood... and without going into more juicy details, I will say that I am 1,33 cm of a full Firecracker! Thanks to my amazing family, and loveliest friends, this was never seen as a limitation, but mostly as an asset that challenged (...flavored? ;) ) my ways to approach the world. I was always encouraged to look and learn from the perspective that best suited me in every occasion and this was, by far, the best and most appreciated life skill I could possibly receive.
My favourite thing about what I do... is being able to help people, like you, to get ready for facing life challenges in their personal lives and in their relationships more skillfully and true to themselves... so they can live a more fulfilling life, according to what really matters to them.
And my second favourite thing ever, is reading psychology books (see pic bellow), and silly singing (ok, better I wont't show you now about this one... just yet), but I just LOVE it. I can't help it!
Now the stage is yours... and we would love to hear from you aswell. Please, get in touch with me and my amazing team (you can meet them at the end of this page!), through here or my social media, and tell us about you... and how you would like to start ACT-ing for your life!
WE READ YOU :)
Certifications and Ongoing trainings
Contextual and 3rd Generation Therapies Specialist, University of Almeria
ACT for depression, Contextual Consulting & Jim Lucas
ACT for beginners by Russ Harris
Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy, by PACT Institute, Practitioner LEVEL I
Gestalt Therapy, Practitioner level I
Dr. Manaka System, Neuroestimulation of superficial application for Nervous System Modulation
Team Entrepreneurship & Leadership, by Team Academy
Psychopedagogy Degree University of the Basque Country
Psychology Degree University of the Basque Country
Currently in Training:
MBCT – Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (8 week program), Nirakara
Meet the Team
In a dream to spread the word and support more people reach their most meaningful life, we are gathering a wonderful team of professionals with the same shared values, and dedicated to the same purpose, ready to support you.
Hey, I'm Irene!
I’m a Psychologist born in Spain and passionate about understanding the magic behind helping others. I dived into the world of Psychology during my university years as to me there’s nothing as beautiful and meaningful as helping people on their path to self-discovery and a meaningful life.
But that's not the only chapter in my story! While diving into the land of Psychology, I ventured into the stunning world of Chiropractic. I was captivated by the relationship between our bodies and minds, a connection that's fascinating to me! During those years I also lived in London, Ibiza and Madrid to keep learning about other ways of living. And I'm always learning! I’m currently diving into new therapies like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Steven Hayes and Mindfulness.
Now, here's where it gets personal. Life had its twists, and early in my practice, a serious health challenge knocked on my door. It was a pause button that made me see the world with fresh eyes. That's when the truth hit home: life deserves to be lived fully, authentically, and meaningfully.
My purpose? To guide you in navigating the roadblocks that stand between you and a mindful, purpose-driven life. I often say that we are not what happens to us, but what we decide to do with whatever happens to us. In the end, we all are humans; emotions might be difficult to navigate, but we can always learn how to ground in the midst of hardship, and work towards being the person we want to become.
When I'm not guiding transformative journeys, you'll find me exploring within nature's beauty, playing the piano, taking pictures or sipping on a warm cup of cocoa while snowflakes fall outside.
Enough about me: now it's your turn!
I'm all ears and ready to accompany you on your journey to embrace life's fullest and meaningful moments.
Let's embark on this incredible journey together :)