Hi, I'm Cristina Rovirola Metcalfe

"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves."

Viktor Frankl

I'm the person behind Psikeduca!

I am a General Health Psychologist (Licence No. 28441) and I have dedicated my professional career to working with children, teenagers, and young people in both educational and clinical settings.

I have dual nationality (Spanish-British) and, when I was finishing my psychology degree, I had the opportunity to live in England for two years where I worked as a teaching assistant in a high school with students who had difficulties related to mental health issues and/or complex social situations (anxiety, depression, self-harm, autism, young carers, teenagers in foster care, etc.).

And that’s when I discovered, almost unexpectedly, what my purpose in studying psychology was… to be a supportive person who accompanies others in difficult moments with trust, closeness, and up-to-date knowledge.

After finishing my degree, I debated whether to specialise in educational or clinical psychology. After much reflection and doubt, I decided to study a Master’s Degree in Health Psychology to be able to contribute in a more personal, intimate and caring way to people’s lives.

After completing my master’s degree, I started working as a clinical psychologist at the Centre Mèdic Teknon in Barcelona for a couple of years, and then was part of a multi-disciplinary team at a Primary Health Centre in Barcelona where I gained invaluable experience working in the community doing psychotherapeutic groups and workshops in schools, among other things. Throughout this time, I have been working on my own project: Psikeduca, participating in radio programs and doing online conferences with Infosal. Over the years, I have also spent more time working with young adults, finding a new passion that continues to grow. 

Seeing children overcome their fears and learn to manage their emotions, teenagers who regain their enthusiasm for life, young adults who manage their anxiety and improve their relationships to make them healthier… all of this gives meaning to this project, Psikeduca.

To be able to guide and support people in the best possible way, I continue to do further trainings and read a lot (a lot!) with the aim of introducing into my practice as a psychologist all the knowledge, strategies, and tools that can be useful for each person I work with.

If you want to know more about my training and work experience, visit my Linkedin profile.