My work is an extension of my way of being in the world. More a vocation than a job: an aspiration to be a host, to allow space and time for exploration and healing; a deep trust in the autonomy, uniqueness, and inner resources of each individual.
I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor, UKCP and BACP registered. I work with individuals and couples dealing with life transitions, relationship issues, finding meaning and direction in life, addictions, low self-esteem, creativity, and sexuality. I was born in Italy and lived in London since 1990; I am an Anglo-Italian bilingual
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Contemporary Person-Centred Psychotherapy- Metanoia InstituteDiploma in Person-Centred Counselling Metanoia Institute Diploma in Contemporary Person-Centred Psychotherapy B.A. Philosophy University of Calabria Italy Meditation and group facilitator Ordained as a Zen Buddhist monk. Author and editor of many books.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£65 for individuals
£80 for couples
Fees are negotiable according to income; concessionary rates available for trainees
I wrote and edited several books, including the best-selling anthologies ZEN POEMS (2002) and HAIKU FOR LOVERS (2004) as well as BUDDHA IS DEAD (2006), a study of Zen and contemporary western thought, THE SPEED OF ANGELS (2008), a short novel on love and information technology, SPECTRE OF THE STRANGER (2012), a book on the phenomenology of hospitality; AFTER MINDFULNESS: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON PSYCHOLOGY AND MEDITATION (2014); THERAPY AND THE COUNTER-TRADITION (2016) ZEN AND THERAPY (2017); RE-VISIONING PERSON-CENTRED THERAPY (2018); NIETZSCHE AND PSYCHOTHERAPY (2019) I wrote many papers in psychology journals and magazines on a wide range of subjects, mainly dealing with therapy and the modern world. Some of this material is available on my website, www.manubazzano.com