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Farida Ciotti - MBACP (Reg.) Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2
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About me

I am a psychodynamic – integrative psychotherapist and clinical supervisor and I am a trained EMDR trauma focus therapist. Balance and simplicity are core qualities I apply to my life and work, as I believe they bring awareness and centeredness in the daily choices we make.

Everything has a cycle – a beginning, a life and an end – and the most valuable element of this cycle is our conscious awareness of the here and now and how we choose to live each step of the way.

I have a great interest in human relationships, their dynamics and interconnectedness, as when we are born our first interaction is a relationship to another. Our families become the first nucleus by which we create those very first impressions that will shape our future – individual and social interactions. It is through these very interactions, I believe, that we may polish the mirror of our hearts and best reflect those inner qualities we all have the potential to shine forth.

In the course of my life I have learnt that when we have negative and unhealthy experiences, especially at a very young age, we learn to develop coping strategies and core beliefs – whether triggered by distress, neglect or trauma – they become core wounds and can compromise our self-esteem and the image one has of themselves, as well as diminish our expectations of life relationships.

By learning to stably create and maintain a relationship with our inner child or higher self, and parent our distress, we can find greater clarity, peace and lightness, affirm our self-acceptance, and anchor our emotional security, to better nurture our life relationship needs.

In my practice as an integrative psychotherapist, I offer a therapeutic relationship that affirms creative renewal, integration and wholeness, by encouraging clarity and mindfulness in the development of self-compassion and awareness of our inner compass that stirs our choice making abilities.

I draw on psychodynamic, existential, attachment – relational, humanistic, trauma, cognitive, transpersonal, neuroscience perspectives and insights, and in my work with children I apply play-therapy modalities.

I work with adults, youth and children face-to-face in long-term or time-limited sessions, I offer therapy in two different languages: English and Italian , and I can help with issues such as:

Abuse, Addiction(s), Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Children’s emotional well-being, Cultural issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, General counselling, Health related issues, Identity problems, Infertility, Loss, Mental health issues, Personal Development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, and other occurring issues and concerns you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have gained my qualifications in Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regents University London, and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).

I also hold a post graduate diploma in clinical supervision for individuals and groups and a level 1&2 in EMDR Trauma Focused Therapy.

Member organisations


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Intercultural Therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology


From £80.00 to £150.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individual Psychotherapy and Supervision Sessions - £80 per session

EMDR Therapy - £120

Couple and Family Therapy Sessions - £120 per session

Clinical Individual Supervision - £80 per session

Clinical Group or Organisational Supervision - Custom-tailored 


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Languages offered



Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified clinical integrative supervisor.

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Farida Ciotti - MBACP (Reg.) Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Farida Ciotti - MBACP (Reg.) Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor