Farida Ciotti - MBACP (Reg.) Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor
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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual Psychotherapy and Supervision Sessions - £80 per session
EMDR Therapy - £120
Couple and Family Therapy Sessions - £150 per session