Giovanna (Gio) Bucci

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Oxford OX2 & London W1W
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist (UKCP) and neuroscientist based in Oxford and London. Additionally, I am a visiting lecturer for the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (DCPsych) programme at the Metanoia Institute (Middlesex University). 

I believe that anyone can experience moments of great discomfort throughout their life. I offer both long and short-term treatments to help individuals manage difficult emotions and improve their well-being and functioning. 

I use an integrative model, which is informed by Gestalt, Psychodynamic and Humanistic theories. This approach enables me to support people exploring past, present and future challenges. 

In my work, I tailor treatment to the individual needs of each client and their personal circumstances. In so doing, I am committed to collaborate with the client on their needs, treatment possibilities and achievable objectives.

I provide a supportive, containing, and safe environment built on empathy and mutual trust. I also consider confidentiality a basic requirement of the therapeutic treatment.
My practice is non-discriminatory and LGBT affirmative.

Training, qualifications & experience


  •  DCPsych - Doctorate in Counselling Psychology & Psychotherapy (in completion), Metanoia Institute/ Middlesex University
  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute/ Middlesex University
  • MSc Psychology, Oxford Brookes University
  • PhD in Neuroscience (National Council of Research, Italy)


  • Visiting lecturer for the Doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (DCPsych) programme, Metanoia Institute, London
  • NHS Psychological Therapies Service- iCope Camden and Islington, London
  • Talking Counselling Online
  • Oxford Men Counselling Service (OMCS)
  • Metanoia Institute Counselling and Psychotherapy Service (MCPS)
  • Researcher at Oxford University
  • Researcher at University of California-Los Angeles

Membership of Professional Organisations

  •  Registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


£70.00 per session

When I work

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Further information

If you are interested in working together, please feel free to call or email me. We will then arrange a fee-free, 10-15 minutes conversation over the phone. It will be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have, for me to get a little information on your current difficulties, and for us to understand if I am the right person to offer that support.

There will be no obligation to continue the therapeutic journey with me after the initial call.

Should you decide that you would like to commence working with me,  I usually agree a series of meetings before we review our work together. At that point we will decide if what has been achieved is sufficient or continue with a further series of sessions.

Sessions will take place weekly at the same day and time and will last for 50 minutes.

Please note: I am currently working remotely (video, telephone) only.

Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Additional languages

English, Italian

Online platforms

Giovanna (Gio) Bucci
Giovanna (Gio) Bucci