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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, stress, 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 working with adults impacted by difficult childhoods, emotional abuse 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:
I bring a wealth of professional experience in navigating the ebbs and flows of relationships. You may be experiencing issues around unresolved tension, vicious cycles of arguments, negative judgements, family, vulnerability and communication with your partner. Perhaps you feel a need for more supportive friendships, or you are yearning for greater intimacy in your life.
Our work together in therapy can help you discover who you really are and your needs from your relationships, discovering a more authentic self. This can help you develop deeper support and trust with others, resulting in closer connections and meaningful relationships.
I have worked extensively for the NHS with clinically depressed clients struggling with feeling down, exhausted, lost, numb, empty and isolated. I have also worked within the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, helping vulnerable groups who present physical symptoms as a result of their depression and anxiety.
As an impartial person, we can work together to try to make sense of what you are going through so you can feel more able to cope and move forward.
Self-esteem and self-confidence
Many of us feel insecure and undervalue ourselves. This can result in self-blame and self-criticism, not recognising the inherent strengths we all have.
I bring a deep understanding of issues around self-worth, self-doubt and how the insecurity created by these can lead to personal crisis and confusion. I have helped individuals navigate self-esteem issues surrounding the past, the present and the future.
Difficult childhood experiences
I have special training and considerable clinical experience in supporting adults who have undergone challenging childhood experiences and trauma, such as bullying and neglect. I have explored in depth the impact that such experiences may have on later life.
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, find ways of moving forward, and gain insight into yourself and your relationships. This process can allow you to listen to your inner voice, embrace new opportunities and experience life in a way more authentic to your true self.
Getting in touch
If you have any questions or would like to have a free 50-minute introductory session then I 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
- Extensive 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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£65.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
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.
When I work
Daytime and evening sessions
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 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.