Elisa Cunial Trotta

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London, SW19
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I offer individual and couple sessions, as well as supervision in English, Italian and French. Short or long term. Online only.

I aim to help you approach your concerns with clarity and care, and within a confidential and safe environment. Through a mutually committed and dialogical encounter, I facilitate a process in which you can become, find, open, feel, trust, release, experience, change, relax, see, stop, try, explore, discover, think, dream, be.

I have experience in helping people deal with a variety of issues, including:

  • Depression & anxiety
  • Trauma, abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Chronic or life-threatening illness
  • Loss (including abortion & miscarriage)
  • Bereavement & the end of life
  • Relationships (including separation & divorce)
  • Parenting
  • Infertility
  • Sexuality
  • Changes (mid-life crisis, life transitions)
  • Cross-cultural issues (expats & migrants)
  • Work related problems
  • Spirituality

Counselling and psychotherapy are comparable to a journey, which does not consist - according to the perspective I embrace - in labelling or categorising people or issues, nor in determining what is right or wrong. Rather, it is an opportunity to understand, pay attention, discover values, limitations, assumptions and beliefs within ourselves, so that one can explore, visit (or to re-visit) circumstances and problems in order to clarify, learn, heal, put into perspective and move on.

As in all journeys, counselling and psychotherapy can bring insights and help shift certain attitudes towards oneself, others and the world around, so that life's situations can be approached with greater confidence, understanding and self-knowledge.

Starting counselling can be initially unsettling, but this feeling often dissipates after a few sessions. For this reason, I generally recommend to commit to this work for an initial period of at least 6 weeks (after the initial consultation).

I practice from an integrative perspective, which means that I combine different models of therapy and counselling. My work is particularly informed by the humanistic, existential and psychodynamic approach, as well as the systemic approach for couple therapy. I also have a keen interest in ancient healing traditions such as shamanism and other forms of holistic healing.

Alongside the verbal exchanges that characterise a standard session, I might suggest to use some specific tools or techniques to enrich and support the enfolding of our work together. This is always discussed with a client (or couple), and introduced according to individual needs and willingness to explore. Some of the tools I work with are: mindfulness, visualisations and inner journeys, dreams, energetic centres of the body (chakra and meridians), art, role play, nature.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist/Psychotherapist with The British Psychological Society (BPS), where I am a full member of the Division of Counselling Psychology. I am also a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council). I am on the British Psychological Society's (BPS) Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS).

I have more than 20 years experience in the fields of education, psychology, counselling and psychotherapy with adults (individuals and couples), children and groups, both in the UK and abroad.

Before being in private practice, I worked as a psychologist in a leading research institution, as a psychotherapist in the NHS and for a number of charities. I have also worked in educational settings as a team leader and as a psychotherapist with adults, children and families from difficult backgrounds involving abuse and neglect.

I have a background in counselling and education with 'differently-able' (rather than disabled!) people. I have extensive experience in working with a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, in particular with expats and second generation migrants.


  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology - Regent's University, London
  • MSc in Psychology - Geneva University, Switzerland
  • BA in clinical and special needs education - Fribourg University, Switzerland

Further training:

  • British Psychological Society accredited supervision training - London
  • Energy Psychotherapy Foundation Course - working with trauma and its complexities using the wisdom of the body energy centres - London
  • Attachment theory for the understanding of early trauma - London
  • Child Protection Skills - London
  • Foundation in Bereavement Counselling - Oxford

Member organisations

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£75.00 - £110.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

  • Initial phone assessment and first session:

    Individuals: £85 for 15 min phone assessment + 60-70 min session

    Couples: £110 for 15 min phone assessment + 60-70 min session

  • Regular sessions afterwards:

    Individuals: £75 for 50 min session

    Couples: £110 for 60 min session

  • Supervision:

    Students: £65 for 60 min session

    Qualified colleagues: £75 for 60 min session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Online only

Further information

Please note that I have a 48 hours cancellation policy.

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages


Online platforms




Online supervision to students and qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and counselling psychologists working with individuals and couples.

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Elisa Cunial Trotta
Elisa Cunial Trotta