Claudia Businaro, MA MBACP UKCP registered
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and I work with individuals, couples and families. My work is integrative and influenced by my previous studies in Eastern and Western philosophy and by my interest in spiritual practices.
I work both face-to-face and on Skype.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a UKCP and BACP registered psychotherapist. I hold a Masters in Psychotherapy and I trained in Cognitive Analytic Therapy at the Munro Centre in London, NHS, where I worked for several years as a honorary therapist. I currently collaborate with a residential addiction rehabilitation centre in Wiltshire as a family and group therapist and I work as a group and individual therapist for an online Rehabilitation centre. I also teach Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Group Facilitation in a counselling diploma course accredited by Bath University.
My first passion, however, was philosophy, which I studied at the University of Rome many years ago. As the Western approach did not completely satisfy me, I started studying Yoga and Sanskrit and eventually completed a Masters in Indian philosophy in London.
I am interested in the area of shame and shame-based dynamics such as compulsive behaviours. I have recently given a workshop for parents in recovery in London, Tower Hamlet, which was mostly focused on shame, its neurophysiology and the strategies which can help to overcome its paralysing effects.
In my work I often make use of guided imageries and dreams as tools to access the less conscious aspects of the psyche, but I am also interested in CBT and DBT as ways to understand and modify unhelpful behaviours.
I trained in group facilitation and in clinical supervision.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Individual and group supervision.
Fees and concessions are discussed individually.
I offer low-cost supervision sessions to counsellors and psychotherapists.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Friday term time.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am currently training in supervision in London, CSTD, and offer online supervision for a nominal fee.