I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist and a Walking therapist I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their Ethical Framework for good practice.
I believe it takes great courage to see a counsellor and I fully respect the client's motivation for being in the room with me. Sometimes there is no clear reason why we seek counselling.
Anxiety is one reason clients take the first step. Anxiety is like a 'smoke alarm' and is there for a reason. I help explore these reasons in order to understand the underlying issue linked to the anxiety and work with tools and skills to manage the anxiety while understanding it's root cause.
My aim is to provide a safe environment indoors and outdoors in which the client feels safe to explore build trust, gain clarity and feel empowered. Trust is a key element in building a trusting therapeutic relationship and other relationships in our lives.
My commitment is to provide counselling and in a confidential environment, where you will be heard, not judged and not told what to do but rather to explore your options!
I work in 'life transitions' whether the client is going through a divorce, bereavement, having a child or changing career. Sometimes this can be very hard to deal with and having an impartial reflection can be of great benefit.
I am a trained Integrative counsellor/psychotherapist. I trained at Roehampton University in Integrative Counselling BSc Honours: Person-Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Existential Therapy. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling Psychotherapy (RMBACP). My Placements while training were in Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and working with teenagers with social problems in group and one to one sessions.
I have also trained in Walking Therapy which has led to my work being outdoors, immersed in nature, with 'Walking and Talking sessions' in Commons, Parks, Riverside and other Green Spaces. This has been extremely beneficial in times of COVID as it allows social distancing and outside meet ups. Nature helps immensely during the sessions as it gives the addition of relaxation and brings in all the senses.
ONLINE: In times of COVID unless it is a Walking Therapy session all my sessions are now ONLINE: Platforms I use are: Skype, FaceTime, Zoom and BOT (UAE)
LANGUAGES & DIVERSITY
I speak both English and Italian fluently (English is my first language) and work in both languages. Having moved to the UK from abroad in 1990, I understand the challenges that settling into a different culture can bring.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Integrative Counselling Bsc Hons
- Roehampton University
- One in Four - Voluntary placement October 2009 - November 2011
- Kids Co. - Voluntary placement January 2011 - June 2012
- Private practice - December 2011 - present
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Identity issues
- Lack of clarity
Concessions offered for
£60.00- £75.00 per 60 min session Counselling
£100 per 60 min session Coaching
I am available for Skype or FaceTime and Zoom sessions.