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About me

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 an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

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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).

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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

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Additional information

Individual: £70 per 50 minute session.

Couples: £100 per 55 minute session.

When I work

Monday evenings 5-9pm

Tuesday evenings 5pm-10pm

I also offer online or telephone sessions.

Further information

I am bilingual and I offer sessions in Italian and English.

342 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4DA

83A Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2PB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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Additional languages

Italian, English

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