My name is Erika. As a Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and registered member of the BACP and UKCP I can integrate a range of treatment models to meet your specific needs. I have years of experience in providing counselling in a variety of settings including the NHS, the volunteering sector and in private practice. I work with people presenting with a wide range of psychological and emotional issues.
My therapeutic approach is Transactional Analysis. This is a flexible modality to develop understanding of our internal experience and the way we relate socially. Transactional Analysis can address a person’s communications and interactions with the goal of developing healthier relationships with ourselves and our important others.
I offer support to individuals and couples working on their relationships with their partners, colleagues, and important others. We can explore patterns and modes of communication and behaviours. We work towards recognition of responsibility for our own choices, and ways to resolve the difficulties and issues that keep presenting themselves. This can often result in a feeling of stuckness.
I believe unaddressed experiences of hurt and misattunement can lead us to repeat the same defeating patterns in adult life which in turn can prevent us from living in a more gratifying way. Counselling and psychotherapy can help not only to work on difficulties but also to explore new possibilities towards personal achievement.
Patterns or repetitive behaviour, choices and situations can often become clearer. Links can be made, and meanings can emerge over the course of therapy. This may help to understand oneself better and learn new ways of relating to self and to others towards a more rewarding life experience.
I am passionate about my work and love to see clients improving their life. I work with people looking for changes or willing to explore new possibilities so they can live in a more fulfilling way.
I believe the decision to take action and seek therapy is a meaningful step towards growth and wellbeing. I offer a safe, trusting, and confidential space where together we can explore the difficulties you are experiencing and work on aspects that are important to you.
I offer both long-term and short-term therapy. I work both in English and in Italian, which is my native language.
Some of the areas I am experienced in working with include:
Trauma and abuse
Work related issues
Feeling stuck in life
Training, qualifications & experience
Clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute.
I have completed further training on eating disorders and couple therapy.
Trainee psychotherapist in advanced training - MSc Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute with Middlesex University.
EACS Ealing Abbey Counselling Service.
CAPE Community Activities Project Ealing.
South London and Maudsley - NHS Foundation Trust.
Private Practice counselling.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £55.00 to £65.00
Concessions offered for
£55 - £65 Individual Therapy (50 minute session)
£65 - £75 Couple Therapy (50 minute session)
You may pay by bank transfer prior to the session.
I operate two-day cancellation policy for online work, and one-week cancellation policy for face to face work.
My practice is based in Ealing W5 close to public transport links.
I work face to face, telephone and online via Zoom, FaceTime and WhatsApp.
Sessions are 50 minutes long on a weekly basis.
Contact me to arrange a one-off consultation. This will be a way to see if we can work together. I charge my usual rate for this session.