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About me

Through the therapeutic process, we will aim to build understanding and insights into the issues and difficulties that brought you into therapy. To help you build some resilience to deal with the past and the present and move forward.

I offer a service to children, adolescents, and young adults to allow them to begin to understand and explore how their past experiences have impacted on their lives, to be able to regulate their emotions and behaviours in order to cope with life’s challenges. Often the problems experienced are related to or are the result of past traumas or even just finding it hard to cope with life generally with all its pressures and difficulties. I can also see families and parents who can sometimes struggle to understand the problems facing them as a family unit. I am offering a safe and non-judgemental space, where we can begin to understand. 

I offer both short and long term psychotherapeutic interventions to Children and Adolescents/Young Adults, as well as parents and families. I will initially complete an assessment and offer weekly appointments which last for 50 minutes.

I offer therapeutic support for a wide range of issues including:

Anxiety, Low mood/depression, Low self-esteem, Mood disorders, Anger issues, Abuse, Loss and bereavement, PTSD, Trauma and advise on other issues and problems.                                                    

My name is Gabriella and I seek to work collaboratively with my clients and offer in person or online appointment, if appropriate.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Psychotherapist, obtaining my Masters degree in Psychological Therapies with Children, Young People and Families from the Tavistock Centre in London.

I am an accredited member of the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council) and the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists.

I have a Post graduate Diploma in Family Therapy from the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital.

I am a qualified RMN with 30 years experience in Nursing, including the last 20 years as a Clinical Specialist in CAMHS.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Psychoanalytic Council

Fees

From £60.00 to £100.00

Additional information

  • Initial Appointment from £70
  • Further appointments from £60
  • Family appointment from £100
  • Further Family appointment from £80

Fees for appointments for people on low incomes may be available and are negotiable. Please contact me to discuss available appointments 

Further information

I am based in Brixton, a short bus ride or walk from Brixton station or Clapham

Bus routes from Brixton P5, 35,37 and 355 Get of at Solon Road

Bus routes from Clapham Common 35 or 37

Bus from Clapham North P5

I have access to other rooms in Brixton/Herne Hill area and Clapham that we can discuss if appropriate 

Body And Mind Centre, 162 Acre Lane, Brixton, London, SW2 5UL

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Families

Key details

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Additional languages

Italian

Some Italian