About me

Hello and welcome, my name is Francesco. I am an experienced therapist and counsellor. I have worked both privately and in the NHS helping adults (individuals, couples and families) impacted by different challenges including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, relationship issues, guilt, and low self-esteem (please see below for more areas of counselling I work with). I also have additional training and specialised experience in working with adults impacted by difficult childhoods and trauma.

I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), following the BACP code of ethics.

Although my practice is not limited to specialist areas, my particular areas of interest and experience include:

Depression

I have worked extensively for the NHS in London offering short term therapy (12 sessions) for clients diagnosed with clinical depression. This included examining the different ways that depression affects many individuals.

I have also worked within the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, helping vulnerable groups who present physical symptoms as a result of mental health concerns, such as depression and anxiety.

Life and career transitions

I have experience of and a deep interest in supporting adults who are considering or undergoing life and career transitions. I am acutely aware of the challenges and distress that living within different cultures and contexts may bring.

Adverse childhood experiences

I have special training and considerable clinical experience in supporting adults who have undergone adverse childhood experiences and trauma. I have explored in depth the impact that such early life experiences might have in later life.

Helping you

Our work together in therapy may help you develop a clearer view of your situation, enable you to see an existing problem from new perspectives, gain insight into yourself and your relationships and find ways of moving forward. This process can allow you to embrace new opportunities, make different choices and take actions to enhance your life.

Getting in touch

If you have any questions or would like to have a 50-minute introductory session free of charge then I would welcome you to get in touch. You can call or text me on 07930 865657  or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling (Middlesex University)
  • Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (Metanoia Institute) and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • PG Cert in Autogenic Therapy from the British Autogenic Society and approved by the British Psychological Society
  • Further training in working with adults impacted by adverse childhood experiences and trauma.

My own personal and professional development is a crucial aspect of my work as a therapist; it nurtures and supports my practice. It includes regular individual and group work with other therapists and attending conferences and seminars.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have extensive experience working with people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I understand the various challenges around settling into a new culture and society.

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Fees

£65.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • HealthAssured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Please contact me to schedule a free 50 minute online, telephone or face-to-face exploratory session. In this session, we can clarify what you want to achieve through therapy, decide whether we can work well together and address any queries you may have about how I work, without any commitment to continue.

After the exploratory session, my fee is £65 for a 50 minute session.  My fee for couple counselling and family therapy is £80 for a 60 minute session.

Sessions are usually held on the same day at the same time weekly. However, we can discuss this depending on your needs.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime and evening sessions

Further information

Online and telephone counselling

I aim to make remote sessions feel as close as possible to in-person sessions. Preparing for an online or telephone session can make a beneficial and profound difference in making therapy effective. Before our first remote session I will send you a guidance sheet on points to consider, such as privacy and the use of technology.

Maintaining your therapy goals

We will periodically review our work together as part of your therapy to help us focus on your priorities and goals.

London
NW1

London
EC3M

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

Italian

Online platforms

VSee
Zoom
Francesco Lodi

Francesco Lodi