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About me

Hello, my name is Francesco and I am an experienced counsellor, having worked both privately and in the NHS helping adults impacted by different challenges, including anxiety, panic attacks and low self-esteem. I also have additional training and specialised experienced in working with adults impacted by adverse childhood experiences and trauma.

I have extensive experience working with people from different ethnic backgrounds, including heritage, cultural differences, and the various challenges around settling into a diverse society, different from their upbringing.

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

How can I help you?

Working with me may enable you to see your situation more clearly, consider problems from different points of view and gain an insightful understanding of yourself and your relationships. This process can support you in taking different decisions and actions in order to overcome difficulties.

Online and telephone counselling

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

Getting in touch

If you have any questions or would like to have a 30 minute introductory session free of charge, then I would like to 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.

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

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

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

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 £60 for a 50 minute session.

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

I currently offer online and telephone therapy.

Concessions offered for

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

Availability

Daytime and evening sessions

Further information

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.

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.

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.

Key details

Sign language
Other languages Italian
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Unspecified

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
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Francesco Lodi MBACP, BA(Hons). Experienced in Ethnic and Cultural Diversity

Francesco Lodi MBACP, BA(Hons). Experienced in Ethnic and Cultural Diversity