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Registered Member MBACP

About me

I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in Integrative Transpersonal and a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). 

I provide therapy to individuals and I have experience of working in areas such as stress and anxiety, relationship issues with self and others, sexual identity and sexuality, masculine embodiment issues, depression, sadness, loss and grief, life crises, finding meaning in the problems experienced, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, addiction and compulsive behaviors.

My approach is Integrative Transpersonal which means I draw on various models including Jungian, Humanistic, Existential, Developmental, body, Gestalt, archetypal psychologies as well as psychodynamic theory and neuroscience.

The transpersonal includes working with myth and story, poems, the imagination, drawings, dreams and imagery and spiritual dimensions.

I offer compassionate and confidential support to help clients explore difficult experiences and feelings in a way to find potential meanings, insights and transformation through them. I tailor my approach to each client’s needs based on what they want to obtain from therapy and highly considering the differences and diversities involved in the work together.

My way of working is relational. This means the relationship between clients and me is key for the work - what emerges between us is fundamental for the work itself. 

Clients’ everyday patterns might emerge during our work together. So, in a collaborative and respectful way, I’ll support clients in exploring and make sense of these patterns in our space, in order for them to navigate through them and find meaning and insights. 

I also work in a way to pay attention and honour the soul. The soulful approach is a way to respect clients’ sufferings and I aim to support clients to work through them, instead of trying to remove clients from their difficulties. People’s sufferings may flag that deeper parts of ourselves have been abandoned or forgotten. These sufferings might point to a deeper need to give “space” to those forgotten or abandoned parts of ourselves that are still longing to be “heard and seen” with compassion and care, in an attempt to heal past wounds and re-integrate what has been buried for survival purposes at earlier stages of life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained in London at the Re-Vision Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.re-vision.org.uk) which includes counselling and psychotherapy with a soulful perspective.

I have worked in private counselling services such as Elms in Waltham Forest and The Koan Practice both located in London, in which both short and long term therapy were offered. I've been practicing for over 3 years and attending for years courses and workshops for personal and professional development.

My background is varied as I have a Computer Science degree obtained in Italy at The University of Insubria in Varese and a Masters in Sound Arts attended at UAL in London, UK.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 for an initial exploratory session and £65 per session afterwards.
Our sessions usually are 50 minutes long, and take place once a week at the same day and time.
Concessions available and depending on personal circumstances.

Before the first session, I would offer a free 20 minutes telephone conversation to listen to you and answer any questions you might have regarding what you are seeking in general as well as If you would like to know more about my approach.

The first session will be an exploratory time for you to express what brings you to therapy and what you would like to get out of it. Also, the first session is a good space to see if I am the right therapist for you, and to explore what counselling entails. Furthermore, there will be time to discuss the practical aspects (fee, confidentiality, cancellations and more) of our potential work together.

I usually work both short-term (6 to 12 sessions) and long term for deeper therapeutic work.

I offer sessions in English and Italian to adults, older adults, trainee.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

Italian

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom