Francesca Torrigiani Spagnoli, MA Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Reg BPC and TSP
I am an experienced counsellor and a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist able to establish a compassionate, open space with my clients in which we can explore the current difficulties with the objective of enriching the person’s state of mind. I specialise in working with children, adolescents and families and I offer a warm, caring environment that enhances the possibility of discovering troubling issues that can be addressed and overcome within the therapeutic journey.
I offer support for a wide variety of reasons; from coping with major life challenges, childhood traumas, dealing with depression or anxiety, relationship issues, or simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. I offer short-term and long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy depending on the therapeutic needs. In each case, I seek to offer a personalised approach and the most appropriate therapy.
I am registered with two professional bodies, the British Psychoanalytical Council (BPC) and the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (TSP).
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Masters in Child, Young Adults and Families Psychotherapy and a post-graduate Diploma in Multidisciplinary practice in Mental Well-Being for Children Adolescents and Families and I have been working in my private practice
I have dedicated the last years of my life to studying and practicing psychodynamic psychotherapy, with a particular interest and expertise in children, adolescents and families.
My approach is to offer clients a space of reflection and mutual respect in which to explore issues and unresolved matters together. I offer a genuine curiosity and an open mind to welcome each individual and their difficulties.
Every person, of every age, has a story to tell. My job and passion is to bring these stories to light, while helping you to untangle difficult states of mind.
I understand that each person is unique and there is no single approach to fit everyone. With children, play is an essential part of psychotherapy and with adolescents alternative methods such as collage can help them to express their feelings. More traditional approaches, such as dedicating an entire session to talking, can be often be effective for adults. With families, the session can be a mix of all these, and I ensure that all members are treated with equal respect, understanding and attention.
After the initial assessment, I can suggest how we can work together towards a bespoke intervention.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am trained in CBT and Mindfuness.
Multilingual, I offer sessions in English, French and Italian.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||English, Italian and French|
Types of client