Farida Ciotti - MBACP (Reg.) Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor
I am a psychodynamic – integrative psychotherapist and clinical supervisor and I am trained as an 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).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individual Psychotherapy and Supervision Sessions - £80 per session
Couple Therapy Sessions - £150 per session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a qualified clinical integrative supervisor. I currently have some availability to take on one-to-one supervisees.