Lucia Berdondini, PhD, Psychotherapist, MBACP Accredited
Gestalt and Person Centred Psychotherapist and Supervisor. I work with individuals and couples. I also work with adolescents. My special areas of work are social anxiety, bullying at school and in the workplace, trauma, crisis, stress, depression, and various forms of abuse. I also work in Italian, as that's my native language.
I believe in a therapeutic process co-constructed between the therapist and the client. This means that I work differently with each individual, depending on what we find that is more helpful for each person. I refer to Gestalt principles and practice and this makes the work often very active, creative and experimental.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a PhD in Psychology and Counselling (1999) and a 4 years Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy (2004). I have a Certificate in Supervision (2006). I have been working in this field for more than twenty years both in UK and in Italy. I have also been working internationally as a therapist in countries in war and conflict/post conflict such as Afghanistan, Angola and some parts of India. I am very interested in humanitarian psychosocial intervention and I have a particular expertise in trauma, vicarious trauma, PTSD and burn out.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£90 per hour.