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PhD, Psychotherapist, MBACP Accredited

About me

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.

Please note that at the moment I am only working online.

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£90.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£90 per hour.

When I work

Flexible times. Currently I am only working online

Hindhead, Surrey, GU26

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Families

Key details

The studio in Bloomsbury Sq is at the top floor of the building with no lift.

Additional languages

Italian

Supervision

In person

I have been supervising individuals and groups for more than 10 years.

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