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About me

I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist and neuroscientist based in Oxford and London.

I offer long and short-term treatment to support people exploring past, present and future challenges.

I believe that helping individuals manage difficult emotions can improve their well-being and support better functioning. This is what prompted me to become a psychotherapist.

What do I offer?

Anyone can experience moments of great discomfort throughout their life. Psychotherapy can help alleviate the inevitable painful feelings and encourage active changes in the life of a person.

In my integrative approach, 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.

This is done by considering confidentiality a basic requirement of the therapeutic treatment.

Training, qualifications & experience


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


  • Honorary Counsellor at iCope Camden and Islington NHS Psychological Therapies Service
  • Counsellor at Oxford Men Counselling Service (OMCS)
  • Counsellor at Talking Counselling Online
  • Counsellor at the Metanoia Institute Counselling and Psychotherapy Service (MCPS)

Membership of Professional Organisations

  • Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (BPSMBPsS)

Member organisations


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.


£60.00 per session


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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, will last for 50 minutes and will cost 60 GBP. 

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



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Additional languages

English, Italian

Online platforms

Dr Giovanna (Gio) Bucci

Dr Giovanna (Gio) Bucci