Cinzia Taffagli (Msc Systemic Therapy; Reg. UKCP)
155A Leighton Road
6-8 York Mews
I provide Individual, Couple and Family Psychotherapy, but also draw from Psychological Theories, Social Learning Theory, Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy.
I draw from a diverse range of skills and clinical expertise to ensure therapy is tailored to clients' needs and that it becomes a valuable experience for Individuals (children and adults), Couples, Families & Kinship - with any presenting difficulties and diagnosis.
I take into account the influences of the 'context' a person lives in, which means that I believe that our lives, beliefs, behavioural scripts are influenced by the wider social, community and family networks. I therefore support clients in developing their ability to think about how their own age, gender, race, culture, sexuality, education, class and other social differences impact on their life opportunities and positions them in relationships with relatives, friends, partner, work colleagues and in the wider society.
I work on people's strengths and personal resources, focusing on the solutions rather than the problems. This helps people in relationship to have a different kind of conversation, exploring difficult thoughts and situation in a safe way, enabling a different understanding of others’ experience and views. I attempt to allow silenced voices to be heard in such a way clients feel empowered even in daunting situations; feel hopeful for the future; contained and able to make wise choices.
In regards to professionals and organisations, I provide supervision to students on training; clinical and systemic consultation professionals, such as Team Work, Organisational Change & Conflict Management; Cultural & Diversity Consultation. I provide Court work / assessment in safeguarding children.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have nearly 20 years experience of working with children and families. I worked for Charities, Children and Young People’s Social Care and CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service).
(1995) - Psychology 'Laurea' (equivalent to BSc) specialised in Clinical and Community Psychology - University of Padua, Italy
(2000) - Access and Certificate in Youth, Community and Social Work Theory and Practice - London
(2005) - Dip in Family and Systemic Theory and Practice - Tavistock, London
(2010) - MSc in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy - IFT, London
- United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) - Registered Psychotherapist working with
Children, Young people and Adults. Registration number: 2011162775
- Association of Family Therapy (AFT). Registration number: 1894535
- Working in Partnership and Systemically within a Social Work Unit: workers’ own experience, Human Systems, Vol 23, Issues 1, 2012 (full version)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Issues I work with:
Any mental health diagnoses for example: ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, Self-harming, PTSD, Attachment.
Relational difficulties: family relationships, couple issues, separation and divorce, domestic violence.
Parenting: co-parenting, skills, dealing with children with conduct problems, any other child related issues.
Adjusting to illness. Stress and work issues.
Abuse and neglect: physical, emotional and sexual.
Social Diversity: for instance age, gender, sexual orientation, class, immigration, cultural and ethnic differences, religion, spirituality.
Identity, self-esteem, bullying.
- Individual session: £ 60
- Couple session: £ 70
- Family session: £ 70
- Concession available depending on circumstances.
How long will the therapy last depend on the clients and their circumstances.Clients can end the therapy at any time. How often we will be meeting again depends on the circumstances and is agreed in sessions.Each session will last between 50 to 60 minutes.
Sessions are confidential and I do not record your name or personal details anywhere that it can be recognised – I use a client code.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
3 afternoons a week, some evenings, some Saturdays. Flexible, please enquiry.
Types of client