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Psychodynamic Psychotherapist MBACP

About me

My name is Federica.

I offer a safe and confidential environment where, by way of open, non-judgmental exploration, one’s true self can be found. Being heard can help make sense of, and bring meaning to, the thoughts and feelings you may be experiencing as troubling or confusing. The process of therapy can reduce distress, whilst increasing self-awareness, thereby creating potential for lasting change in your life.

The way I work is based on a Psychodynamic approach to Psychotherapy. It addresses the specific symptoms and difficulties that bring people into therapy whilst also facilitating a deeper understanding of their origins. This can help gain control over unconscious, unhelpful patterns of behaviour in our present and live a fuller, truer life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and adhere to the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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


Additional information

I offer a free 30-minute initial consultation via telephone or Zoom, in which we will discuss your needs and think about what would best suit you.

My fee per session is £50, payable by BACs or contactless.

Further information

I offer once weekly 50-minute sessions in my own therapy room in Basingstoke town centre to individuals aged 18 and over. The work is open ended which means it is not a pre-determined set of sessions, but that the ending will be discussed together. I can also provide online sessions via Zoom during the ongoing pandemic.

Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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