I wonder if you have ever asked yourself any of these questions...
Why do I repeat the same old patterns over and over again?
Why do I often get stuck in situations and relationships which are not helpful to me and feel powerless to do anything about them?
Why do I often feel upset or anxious without knowing the reason?
Why am I finding it so hard to come to terms with a major event in my life?
If any of these sound familiar you may decide to talk to someone in confidence about it.
I believe that each person has unique potential and is able to change. I offer a non-judgemental and safe space where difficult feelings and experiences can be explored.
I am an English and Italian-speaking analytic psychotherapist and counsellor and EFT couple therapist. I work with individuals and couples on either a short term focus on specific issues, or a more longer-term open-ended psychotherapy. An Initial consultation will help you explore your needs and expectations and decide if therapy can help.
I offer an attachment based psychoanalytic approach to therapy, which looks at how problems and distress in the present may be related to early experiences. Understanding these will help you develop your own choices and way forward.
I’m also trained in emotionally – focused therapy (EFT), which is an approach to working with couples, families and individuals that fosters the creation of secure relationship bonds. EFT has a high success rate in helping couples heal their relationships. It increases a couples ability to deal with conflicst and creates a deeper sense of emotional, physical and sexual intimacy and safety. Emotionally focused therapy is for anyone who wants to improve their relationship and achieve a lasting and secure bond
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling at Westminster Pastoral Foundation.
I trained At Marriage Care as a relationship counsellor, and have worked there for more than five years.
Post-graduate Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training at the Bowlby Centre.
individual training programme for couple counselling and psychotherapy at Tavistock relationships
Emothionally focused therapy(EFT) for couples through Iceeft
I have worked for five years at Chelsea Bus Stop, a drop-in centre for young people.
I work as an individual and couple therapist both privately and in the National Health Service.
I am a member of the John Bowlby Centre.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and of the UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I follow their code of ethics.
I offer psychotherapy and couselling, both in English and in Italian
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues and emotional difficulties, which include:
- feeling held back or stuck in life
- feeling empty, lonely abandoned, unable to make lasting relationships, relationship breakdown, difficulties in family relationships
- adoption and fostering
- confusion about who you are and problems of identity
- feeling afraid, panicky, and stressed
- feeling in crisis or in a state of breakdown
- self harming
I am Italian. I have lived in London for 15 years. I have a good knowledge of British culture and at the same time I have a deep understanding of the difficulties of moving to a foreign country and of having to adapt to a different culture.
I am five minutes walk from Warwick avenue station and Maida Vale, 7 to 10 minutes walk from Paddington station and between ten and fifteens minutes walk from St John's Wood station.