Inês Sales

I am, above all, a human being who cares about the welfare of others. I really like “people”. As Aristotle once said “man is a social animal”, so I identify myself as a “persona”. We can’t be good psychologists locked in our own offices only. For me, it’s this fascinating sociability that makes us “something”, but at the same time which overwhelms and constrains us too.

Being a psychologist has allowed me to be in touch with many situations, sometimes difficult ones and other times fleeting ones. And in many, many, many different ways. But  has also given me the ability to be in touch with human volatility in its essence.

For me, psychology is life; it’s everyday, daily life. By words, feelings and through empathy and honesty for those who come to me. And that means being truly there. We cannot exist without others and it is from them that I’ve been learning and improving my work, contributing as well to my inmost being.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 01/2017 – Clinical Psychologist and Sexologist. SIIPEMOR, São Brás de Alportel, Portugal.

Since 10/2016 – Clinical Psychologist and Sexologist. Quinta do Lago family medical centre, Almancil, Algarve, Portugal.

Since 10/2015 – Clinical Psychologist and Sexologist. Lisbon, Portugal.

Since 10/2015 – Clinical Psychologist and Sexologist. Ecletic psychotherapy. Couples therapy and Individual adult therapy. Sessions in English and Portuguese with Algarve’s expat community. Orange Medical Centre in Albufeira / Riverside International Medical Centre in Santa Bárbara de Nexe, Faro.

Since 10/2015 – Clinical Psychologist and Sexologist. Ecletic psychotherapy (comprising different types of techniques). Walk and Talk therapy. EMDR. Mindfulness. Work with adults and couples. Consultations in English and Portuguese with Brussels’ expat clientele. European Medical Centre in Brussels, Belgium.

2013 to 2014 – Clinical Psychologist and Sexologist. Body to Soul ( in Brussels, Belgium.

2010 to 2011 – Clinical Psychologist. Ecletic psychotherapy. Pneumomedical – Clinical Centre in Lisbon, Portugal.

2010 – Trainer. Vocational Training Certification and Management Training. CDRH Consulters in Lisbon, Portugal.

2008 – Teacher of Psychology of Interpersonal Behaviour. Profiforma.

2005 to 2008 – Dance teacher/Movement therapist. Clube Estefânia in Lisbon, Portugal.

2007 – Vocational trainer of behaviour management and vocational training certification. ALDCI/Forward Skills in Lisbon and Algarve.

2006 to 2011 – Psychology teacher and Clinical mediator. CFPSTL – IEFP. Portuguese National Institute of Vocational Training and Employment. Lisbon, Portugal.

2006 to 2011 – Clinical Psychologist. Private practice. Lisbon, Portugal.

2006 – Social psychology teacher. Associação Portuguesa de Solidariedade Social e Desenvolvimento (APSD).

2005 to 2009 – Psychology teacher of social and personal development and geriatrics: Group dynamics and life cycle theories. Portuguese Red Cross. Parede and Lisbon, Portugal.

2005 – Trainer. Vocational training certification – NaturInvest Consultants in Lisbon, Portugal.

2016 – Dance movement therapy (DMT) with Jeanette MacDonald (EADMT). Psinove, Lisbon.

2015 – Psychopharmacology. Psinove, Lisbon.

2014 – Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Training with Odi Oren – EMDR institute.  Level 1.

2012 to 2013 – Certification in Sexologie Clinique – Université Catholique de Louvain, UCL. Louvain-la-neuve, Belgium.

2011 – Introduction to Counselling Psychology. Short course. University of East London, UAL. London, UK.

2006 to 2008 – Master degree in Sociology. Specialisation in organisations, work and employment. ISCTE Business School – Lisbon University Institute.

2005 – Equal opportunities. Gender issues. Open University Portugal in Lisbon.

2005 – Vocational training certification. NaturInvest in Lisbon, Portugal.

2004 to 2005 – Therapeutic massage. Instituto de Medicina Tradicional in Lisbon, Portugal.

2003 to 2004 – Internship as Clinical Psychology Student – AFID Foundation (Foundation Families for the Integration of people with Disabilities).  Amadora, Portugal.

2003 – Models of psychotherapeutic interventions in institutions. ISPA – Institute of Applied Psychology. Lisbon, Portugal.

1999 to 2005 – Degree in Clinical Psychology. ISPA University – Institute of Applied Psychology. Lisbon, Portugal.

Registered at Commission des psychologues belges (

Efective member at Order of the Portuguese Psychologists (

Associate member at EMDR Portugal Association

Mother Tongue:

. Portuguese

Other Languages:

. English – IELTS: Overall Band Scores 7 – Proficient user

. Spanish/Castilian  – Level 1 at Instituto Español de Línguas – Independent user

. French – Level 3.1 at Vrje Universiteit Brussel – Proficient user

. German – Basic user

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”

David Richo