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 completed a supervision training and studied group facilitation at the Gestalt Centre in London.
I am currently the clinical supervisor in a residential addiction rehabilitation centre in Wiltshire, where I also work as group therapist. I am a study tutor in a counselling and psychotherapy training centre in London and I taught Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Group Facilitation in a counselling diploma course accredited by Bath University. My private practice is in London and in Wiltshire.
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 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 CAT as ways to understand and modify unhelpful behaviours.
I trained in group facilitation and in clinical supervision.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.