Important info: I am registered with BUPA, AXA, AVIVA and WPA
I am a Clinical Psychologist in Italy and Europe and a Counselling Psychologist in the UK. I am a very simple person who believes that the most important thing for us human beings is to be really human. Suffering is our burden but hope and resilience are our strengths and that's what I address: our capacity to get over the storm with the awareness that what was once so painful is now our most precious achievement. I have been practising in Italy, Mozambique and on the Isle of Man and I totally agree with Einstein when he said: race? human!
Training, qualifications & experience
Job title: HCPC REGISTERED PRACTITIONER PSYCHOLOGIST – COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGIST MBPsS – REGISTRATION N. PYL 34470
ORDINE DEGLI PSICOLOGI DEL LAZIO – GRADUATE MEMBERSHIP N. 9334
BPS GRADUATE MEMBERSHIP N. 438746
BABCP MEMBERSHIP N. 170700
Organization: PRIVATE PRACTICE (1995 to present) IN SINCH WITH MOPI (Movimento Psicologi Indipendenti – Indipendent Psychologists Movement) 2002 to present.
After moving on the Isle of Man since June 2018 has been working at the Hospice Isle of Man as Counselling Psychologist till September 2019 while January to December 2018 has also collaborated with Lisa Lowe Centre, beside a consistent successful private practise at “The Well Being Clinic”, Onchan. At the present I am collaborating with the Manx Eating Disorder Charity.
BUPA UK, BUPA GLOBAL, CBT CLINIC, WPA, AVIVA and AXA registered.
SPECIALITY: COUNSELLING, CBT AND FREUDIAN THERAPY.
RANGE OF WORK:
INDIVIDUAL THERAPY FOR ADULTS: After the assessment the techniques used for the therapy vary considerably depending on the patient resources, the symptoms, the available setting and the nature of the disorder.
COUPLE’S THERAPY: it is based on finding the right balance between autonomy and independence on one side and the will to share one’s own life with the partner on the other. The approach is based on the active listening.
ADOLESCENTS: Active Listening and Coaching which is a very fine balance.
CHILDREN: in this field I worked on two sides: one is to identify and support the so called “gifted” children who usually have lots of social problems and sometimes paradoxically also educational problems and the other side is approaching the clients playing with them with a tool called “Tedart” (created in joint-venture by two other authors and me) through which we can gather lots of precious information to share with the parents/caregivers/teachers/etc…
GROUP THERAPY FOR ADULTS: it is generally oriented to some specific purpose, e.g. losing weight (see the project “brain and body”), eating disorders, new pathological addictions, classic addictions, etc… and in these cases the techniques used depend on the needs of the patients.
Type of disorders I worked with: Depression, Anxiety, ADD, BPD, BIPOLAR DISORDER, ASD, PTSD, OCD, Eating Disorder, Sleep Disorder, Addictions (New and Classic).
Master’s degree in Clinical and Community Psychology at “La Sapienza” University in Rome.
Ph.D in Psychotherapy at the Rome School of Clinical Psychology, IMAGO.
Practitioner in NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming and Modern Hypnosis).
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Working days 9am to 8pm
Weekend 11am to 3pm
Fluent in English, Italian and Portuguese (Written and oral)
Understanding of Spanish.
I can offer remote sessions via Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, Facetime & Messenger etc.