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About me

I am a mature therapist with over 20 years experience.

I work intuitively and creatively in a warm, interactive and non judgmental way building on your strengths and qualities, helping you to find clarity and release during times of difficulties and tension.
I believe that a crisis allows us to take a fresh look at our life and to understand what needs change so difficult times can become an opportunity for getting in touch with inner wisdom, for the fulfilment of aspirations and potential. They can make us more open to life, more emotionally resilient and more compassionate.
I have a lot of experience with issues like stress and anxiety, low self-esteem, depression and loneliness, relationships, loss and life transitions, work problems, career, burnout, bullying, loss of direction in life etc.

Every session is absolutely confidential and lasts 60 minutes. The first appointment is just a space for us to begin to know each other and establish a bond. From the start I will endeavour to give you an idea of where I see us going and what is my understanding of your needs. I focus on the understanding of the past, on being in the present and on building the future so that all aspects of your experience are explored, honoured and taken care of.

My London office is a few minutes from Warwick Avenue and Maida Vale tube stations. My Reading office is in Caversham but I am currently working online.

I work in English and in Italian

I am fully registered with the following medical insurances:
Bupa
Cigna
WPA
Aviva


Cost of therapy is between £70 and £80 depending on your circumstances.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 20 years of experience.

I am UKCP registered and accredited and a member of BACP.

My qualifications are:

Post Graduate Diploma in Transpersonal and Integrative Psychotherapy at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE)
Diploma in Advanced Psychotherapy (CCPE)
Diploma in Supervision (CCPE)
Post Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Guidance through Transpersonal Dreamwork at the London Dream Institute
Diploma in Practitioner Skills for eating Disorders (National Centre for Eating Disorders)
I have received specialised training in trauma with leading expert Babette Rothschild

I regularly enhance my skills through Continuous Professional Development

I am fully insured and professionally supervised

I work both short and long-term with clients of different age, cultural background and sexual orientation. My approach is integrative enabling me to access different tools according to the needs of each client. These tools include the therapeutic use of imagery and dreams, mindfulness, psychodynamic interpretations, Gestalt and CBT techniques.
I have acted as a consultant psychotherapist and supervisor for charities working both with young people at risk and with members of staff and I currently work for various Employee Assistant Programmes like AXA-Icas PPP, Care First and Right Corecare.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

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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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Burnout
Personal Development
Ageing
Illness
Lack of purpose
Loneliness

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

From £70.00 to £80.00

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • BUPA
  • WPA

Additional information

Cost of therapy is between £70 and £80 depending on your circumstances.

Availability

I am available for appointments Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday both during the day and in the evening.

Further information

My consulting room is a few minutes from Warwick Avenue and Maida Vale stations (on the Bakerloo line) and about 20 minutes from Paddington.
W2 and NW8 are a short walk away. W1 and NW6 are a short hop away on the bus.
I am available for appointments on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday both during the day and in the evening.

My first volume of narrative poetry is out and can be purchased on Amazon. It is a retelling and re-interpretation of five Greek myths. It draws on my experience as a psychotherapist and my ongoing interest in dreamwork, spirituality, Jungian depth psychology and alchemy.

London
Maida Vale
W9

The Warren
Reading
Berkshire
RG4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair access could be organised elsewhere (at a short distance from my office)

Additional languages

Italian

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom