"During my years in practice I have gained experience and patients through word of mouth... may it continue that way!"
General Health Psychologist
Practice accredited by the
I have a master’s degree in psychology , with specialisms in clinical and educational psychology, from UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia). I completed postgraduate studies in bereavement and death at the University of Pompeu Fabra (UPF). I am trained in EMDR.
For more than ten years I have been exclusively dedicated to the practice of psychology and psychotherapy on an individual level with adults, teenagers and children, both in the public and private spheres.
As an adult psychologist I worked at Hestia International Centre of Psychotherapy and at Sitges Medical Centre, attending clients in Catalan, Spanish, English and Italian.
As a child psychologist I am specialized in cases of child abuse and violence. I worked in the Generalitat de Catalunya’s first centre specialized in gender-based and domestic violence (CIE: Centro Especializado en Violencia Machista) and I also collaborated with the local government of Guayaquil (Ecuador) on a pioneering program of psychological therapy for children at risk of social exclusion.
In the educational realm, I worked at nursery schools as a psychologist and gave classes to mums and dads (Parent School) and educators.
I have spent several years working as a child psychologist for La Caixa Foundation’s ProInfancia Project (Proyecto ProInfància de la Obra Social de La Caixa) and working with teenagers and children at risk of social exclusion at the Fundació Centre Obert Joan Salvador Gavina and the Associació Casal dels Infants.
Since 2014 I have been practising as a General Health Psychologist at my private practice in Barcelona and I attend clients in Catalan, Spanish, English and Italian.
Online psychotherapy is a new way of providing therapeutic support which uses new communication technologies such as videoconferencing.
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapeutic method that accelerates the treatment of difficulties and disorders that we may face through our lives that produce stress, discomfort, depression, traumas or phobias.
This method, developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro in 1987, consists of a series of left-right eye movements or alternate left-right tapping. This bilateral stimulation produces desensitization which enables the reprocessing of feelings, sensations, thoughts and beliefs that were caused by traumatic life events and leads to the resolution of psychological symptoms and disorders.
MORE INFO: http://www.emdrassociation.org.uk
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Child and Adolescent Therapy
"At the same time as I was coming to understand and resolve what was worrying me, I discovered and found in Blanca a coach thanks to whom I was more and more capable of resolving practical everyday issues. This enabled me to improve the quality of my private and professional lives and my relationships.
The therapy is very focused on the present although, in its turn, the past gets resolved too.”
“Blanca was able to identify straight away what my real problem was. She helped me to see things in another way and she supported me so that I didn’t end up repeating the same mistakes.” Clear, direct, flexible, professional and very close. I only have words of gratitude. What luck I had to run into her.” L.N.
"I have learnt to put up psychological barriers and to relate to others in a more peaceful way, to listen and to find more confidence in myself. For that reason, I have recommended Blanca to people I know, who have in turn been able to find support and the tools that they needed.
I can only add: Thank you Blanca!!”
I will be eternally grateful to Blanca for helping me, not only to recover from a period of depression and personal insecurity, but to emerge even stronger than I had ever been. I was amazed by just how much my self-confidence improved and how much better I felt about myself after just ten sessions. Blanca successfully challenged my mistaken thoughts and beliefs, allowing me to let go of guilt and self-deprecation, embrace my virtues and believe in my potential.
She is a fantastic motivator and she encouraged me to confront my fears in small steps. Each time I did so I felt great because with each step I was pushing back my limitations and becoming more resilient. I could not have made such satisfying progress without Blanca’s wisdom, expertise and faith in me.
Blanca Santos Ontanillas
Adult and Child Psychologist and Psychotherapist
Registered Psychologist 14301
C/ Londres, 66-68, 1º 1ª
678 273 044
Visit me at:
C/ Londres, 66-68, 1º 1ª. 08036 Barcelona