Francesca Lo Verso
The important question in psychiatry shouldn't be 'what's wrong with you?' but rather 'what happened to you?'
I am interested in what you as an individual bring to therapy, whilst being aware of the impact your environment, power and inequalities might have on your distress. This means that my approach is culturally aware and sensitive to intersectional forms of oppressions.
Counselling can support you to explore and untangle current and historic issues and look at part(s) of yourself that you are struggling with.
Due to my experience with an addiction counselling service, I have an interest to work with people who have a current or historic addiction/ addictive behaviours.
I can also confidently work with people who experience auditory, visual and tactile hallucinations, paranoia and dissociation due to my counselling experience with Time and Space (Glasgow).
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Strathclyde University, Glasgow)
Training on working with Substance Use (Simpson House, Edinburgh)
Training on working with Hearing Voices (Time and Space, Glasgow)
Different training days on Trauma (please, email me if you want to know more about these).
Registered Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the Association for Person Centred Therapy Scotland and PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer an initial 15-minute phone call free of charge.
I offer 50-minute session at £40
First session by cash only (receipt provided), following sessions by BACS or cash as agreed.
The approach I use is Person-Centred. This means that I will follow your lead when you show me what aches and I will try to understand you and your experiences from your point of view, by listening empathically and without judgment. This can support you to access your internal resources to better cope with life events.
I also work non-diagnostically: whilst you may have a medical diagnosis of mental illness, I will listen to your individual story of how the diagnosis and issues with your health are affecting you. I offer counselling in English and Italian, and I welcome other languages. Spanish speakers can enquire regarding possibilities for working with both languages.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am currently available on Wednesday afternoons and Thursdays during the day
Types of client