Francesca Lo Verso

Francesca Lo Verso

Glasgow
Lanarkshire
G31

07594846033

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About me

The important question in psychiatry shouldn't be 'what's wrong with you?' but rather 'what happened to you?'
        Eleanor Longden

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)

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Therapies offered

Fees

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.

Further information

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

Glasgow, G31

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Italian

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Availability

I am currently available on Wednesday afternoons and Thursdays during the day

Types of client

Adults