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Dr Giovanna (Gio) Bucci

Oxford OX2 & London W1W
07414 747115 07414 747115
Oxford OX2 & London W1W

About me

I am an 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.

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 or Zoom. It will be an opportunity to discuss your difficulties, clarify the nature of the treatments offered, and determine if I am the right person to provide that support.

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

Should you decide to continue, we will agree to a short series of meetings before reviewing our work together. At that point we will decide if what has been achieved is sufficient or continue with a further series of sessions.

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

Please note: I am mostly working remotely (video, telephone) as I currently have no face-to-face places available.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • 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
  • Volunteer Counsellor at Oxford Men Counselling Service (OMCS)
  • Counsellor at Talking Counselling Online

Membership of Professional Organisations

  • Individual 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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic


My fees are £50 per weekly session



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Italian


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.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Dr Giovanna (Gio) Bucci

Dr Giovanna (Gio) Bucci