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MA UKCP registered

About me

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 online.

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.

Member organisations

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Individual and group supervision.

Fees

Additional information

Fees and concessions are discussed individually.

When I work

Monday to Friday term time.

Further information

I offer low-cost supervision sessions to counsellors and psychotherapists.

Psychosynthesis & Education Trust, 92-94 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2TH

Old Deweys, High Street, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6PS

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Additional languages

Italian

Supervision

In person
Online

I am currently training in supervision in London, CSTD, and offer online supervision for a nominal fee.

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