Claudia Croppo HCPC & MBACP registered
I am fully qualified and have extensive experience as an Arts Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with Trauma, relational trauma, abuse and family conflicts. I also have experience supporting parents with any conflicts related to parenthood and their children.
I speak three languages English, Portuguese (Brazil) and Italian.
How we can work together:
My integrative approach would enables us to explore any conflicts or emotional concern you may bring. The main focus of our work will be defined by you and centred in your needs. My role is of a companion in your personal journey to support your emotional exploration and growth.
The use of arts and creativity can be extra tools to deepen on feelings that are hard to say in words.
Counselling & Psychotherapy:
Individual counselling is a very powerful way to develop awareness and understanding of what may afflicting you.
During the sessions you would have a free and non-judgemental and safe space to explore your feelings, anguishes and conflicts.
The aim would be agreed in a way that you feel more comfortable within yourself.
Creativity and the Arts can be very useful tools to connect with deep feelings that are hard to express in words.
At times I might invite you to engage with your creativity as a way to connect with your inner self or explore any dilemma you may be facing.
Using the arts can range from drawing and painting to using post-card, metaphor and imagination.
Some people would want to use art every session, some other once in a while and you are in charge to choose how to tailor your personal process.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a degree in Psychology from PUC-SP University in Brazil and have trained at a Masters level as an Arts Psychotherapist at IATE here in London.
I speak English, Portuguese (Brazil) and Italian.
I have experience working in different settings within the statutory system like the NHS and Schools. And I also have extended experience working with gender violence and trauma in the Charity sector, gained in the past 10 years.
Some of the main issues I have experience working with are isolation, depression, anxiety, trauma symptoms, relationship difficulties, culture adapting, abuse, self esteem and insecurity, work related difficulties and parenting.
I am registered with the BACP and HCPC and abide to their codes of conduct and ethics.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- 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
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
adapting to a new culture
cultural differences in a relationship
parenting and its conflicts
Children starting school or leaving home
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Portuguese (Brazilian) & Italian|
Types of client