Giorgia Bonfili: psychotherapist in Southfields, near Wimbledon
6 Levana Close
I am an experienced psychotherapist practising in Southfields, near Wimbledon. My commitment is to provide psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
I offer regular weekly appointments to my clients, for 50 minutes, on an open-ended basis. The length of therapy will depend on your personal circumstances and we will be able to discuss this as our work progresses.
I am experienced in working with clients facing a variety of issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, work related problems, relationship issues, addiction and bereavement.
My way of working is psychodynamic.
This particular approach looks at our specific patterns of relating to ourselves and others which influence the way we perceive the world. Sometimes these relational patterns are no longer helpful to us and, as a consequence, we may struggle to fulfil certain aspects of our lives.
Working together, we will aim to bring about a better awareness of yourself and of your emotional responses. This insight will help you view your challenges from a different perspective and to start making more helpful choices for yourself. Your perception about yourself and about different situations may also gradually begin to shift.
Psychotherapy offers us the opportunity to know ourselves better and to become more true to our self. This transformative quality of the work could be compared to a journey which enables us to step into our lives from a different perspective from the one we started from.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the FPC (Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling) and of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
As a member of these professional bodies I adhere to their stringent ethical framework and code of practice.
I hold the following professional qualifications:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
Alongside seeing clients in private practice, I work for the NHS mental health service (IAPT) as an Honorary Psychotherapist.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
During our initial meeting we will have the opportunity to explore your needs and consider what you can expect from therapy. It is natural to feel a bit anxious about starting therapy as it is a new experience for most people.
Sessions are charged on a sliding scale according to income, so that the application of fees is kept fair to all of my clients.
I can offer special reduced-fee places for clients experiencing financial hardship.
Please ask about this.
I offer Saturday appointments to meet the needs of clients who might be busy with work, family or other commitments during the week.
As a native Italian speaker, I can accommodate clients who would be more comfortable having sessions in Italian rather than English.
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