Giorgio Salmistraro UKCP Reg. Cosrt Accredited
Given the present circumstances dictated by Covid 19 I only meet counselling requests via video calls.
I am a psychotherapist UKCP Reg. specialized in psychosexual and relationship therapy accredited by COSRT. (www.cosrt.org.uk)
The majority of my work focus on singles and couples having relationship issues and psychosexual problems regarding intimacy.
Being married myself in long term relationship with children I know how often a relationship goes through cyclical periods and we all have to face crisis, bereavements well as joyful and unpleasant moments.
Our individual journey impact on our partner and we cannot take things for granted. We all have to renew our trust and commitment in order to connect emotionally.
The space in-between partners is safe and I will say sacred space and partners need to work hard to respect each other and talk even when anger and resentment can pull you away in other directions.
Being in a relationship you learn to explore yourself, your feelings, your family history. You will discover the multiple parts which constitute who you are as a person and what makes you to see the world in the unique way you do and sometimes does
Each part has a personality, a way of being, its emotions and a reason for being there and 'create' with other parts who you are. Some parts are more dominants then others, some others are hidden and very shy, some are unknown in a shadow.
Our life experiences are stored inside us in multiple levels of meaning and they determined and shape who we are, how we see and perceive ourselves, how others see and perceive us, and how we relate with each other and as a couple.
There is always an invisible baggage we carry in our intimate relationship which is our family of origin history and unique way to relate which unconsciously becomes the model and the basis of future relationships. To discover the template enable partners to change their approach to each other.
The therapy I address the following relational issue
- Sense of something missing or not right in the relationship
- Feeling alone in the relationship
- Lack of communication with partner
- Anger and jealousy issues
- Escalating arguments and circular arguments
- Impact of professional life on the relationship
- Work life balance and relationship
- Fertility issues
- Pre-nuptial Counselling.
- Adapting to marriage or becoming parents
- Feeling badly treated by your partner
- Violent traits of verbal abuse escalating toward physical abuse
- Repeating destructive toxic relationship patterns
- Patterns of infidelity.
- Commitment difficulties
- Divorce and separation
- Coping with a break up
In regards to specific sexual issues I offer treatment of the following conditions:
- Loss of desire and arousal difficulties;
- Erectile dysfunctions including rapid and delayed ejaculation;
- Orgasmic / anorgasmic problems;
- Sexual phobias or aversion;
- Sexual compulsive behaviour (sex addiction).
- Sexual orientation concerns
- Enriching a stagnant sex-life
Because the majority of our deep wounds come from being in relationship, our healing too emerges from being in a safe and secure relationship.
The first relationship we need to learn to entertain is with our self who is often the most disliked and the most abandoned. True healing happened when we start to like ourselves and enjoy our own personal company.
Only when we begin to appreciate who we are we can learn and appreciate the reality of another person.
Counselling helps to build a map giving you a deeper understanding of who you are in relation to yourself, your family of origin and the new family you may want to build.
In relating to others at work, with family and friends very often we replay and re-enact the wounds of the past. We repeat old patterns and very often we do not understand why we repeat the past.
Why do some people repeatedly chose violent and abusive partners and find difficult to recognize these forms of controlling behaviors as abusive?
I work integrating the best of the available therapeutic tools connecting emphatically at deep personal level with clients.
I work with couples applying Imago therapy, Internal Family System (IFS) and the Encounter models of couple therapy.
The therapy experience I provide is at all times safe, confidential, non-judgmental.
I abide by the code of ethics of UKCP and COSRT ethical framework.
My schedule is busy but I always endeavor to find ways to accommodate client's requests and try to be flexible. I am available to meet on most weekday evenings.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA, Peace Studies, Including conflict mediation skills. Middlesex University
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, University East London.
MA in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Cressingham Training
NLP Practitioner, Cressingham Training.
Certificate in Counselling Supervision, Re-Vision.
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship training, Middlesex University.
I am a member of UKCP, COSRT and StopSO.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
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
One to one counselling from £45.00 for a 55 minute session.
One to one counselling sessions are normally conducted weekly.
Limited concessionary fees are available, please ask me for details.
Couples therapy £60.00 for a 55 minute session.
Because of room booking arrangements cancellations need to be notified at least 48 hours before the actual meeting.
There will be a charge for any missed appointments or cancellations without appropriate notice.