I believe that every individual has the capacity to live a nourishing life and deserves to feel fulfilled. However because of past or present experiences, as well as learnt behaviour, we sometimes find ourselves stuck with unwanted feelings, and with the burning desire of wanting things to be different, but not knowing how to change them.
I am committed to helping my clients reach a place of contentment and well-being, by becoming the best versions of themselves that they can be. I respect and celebrate the uniqueness of each one of my clients in their way of being and seeing the world. I believe that no matter what struggle, ‘stuckness’ and pain individuals might be experiencing, change is possible and new ways of being, behaving and feeling can be created. Therapy is a powerful tool to achieve this because it helps remove the obstacles that hinder self-realisation, and it allows the creation of a more authentic sense of self. It is beautiful to witness how, through the work together, clients become more curious about themselves and develop a deeper sense of self-awareness, which in turn leads to self-acceptance and ultimately change.
My approach to therapy is holistic, which means that I invite my clients to explore their emotions and thoughts, as well as their bodily sensations. My work is exploratory, experiential, existential and psychoeducational.
As a Humanistic Integrative therapist, I draw from a variety of approaches and techniques (with Gestalt and the Psychodynamic approach being my preferred ones), and from my personal experience. Creativity is a key ingredient of my work because I believe that we all have an intrinsic creative genius, and therapy can allow the artistic juices to flow. When appropriate, I therefore integrate art, drawings, body-work, dreams exploration and other creative techniques in the therapeutic work.
I offer short term (8 to 10 sessions) and long term therapy with ongoing reviews to monitor progress and discuss potential new areas of work.
If you would like to get in touch for any questions or to schedule our first session, feel free to contact me on 07838340527 or click here to send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor. I trained at The Gestalt Centre and completed my Diploma studies at CPPD (Centre for Personal and Professional Development).
I hold a certificate in Working with Couples and Other Relationships (The Centre for Psychosexual Health and The Grove).
I have worked with a wide range of clients with different age, sexual orientation, faith, ethnicity and gender.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
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
Individual: £65 per 50 minute session.
Couples: £100 per 55 minute session.
I am bilingual and I offer sessions in Italian and English.
PLEASE NOTE: In light of the current coronavirus outbreak, I have transitioned from face to face sessions to online/telephone therapy only. I will resume face to face work only when it will be safe to do so.