Hello, my name is Luana and I would like to welcome you to my profile page.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I provide one-to-one counselling in my London practices in Chelsea and Hammersmith.
“What brings you here?”
This question potentially marks the beginning of our exploratory journey, where you will be invited to talk about what motivated you to look for help and what you would hope to achieve through our sessions.
I am fully committed to providing a confidential and relaxed space, within which you can feel safe to express your difficulties, worries and concerns, both past and present. Together we aim to co-create a stimulating and reflective collaboration that recognises and validates your personal experience and develops new perspectives to facilitate change.
My training is integrative; tailoring the therapy to sensitively attend to your unique needs, personality and expectations, drawing mainly from humanistic and psychodynamic theories. I share the humanistic belief that human beings, given the opportunity, have the innate tendency to develop their full potential. I am also particularly interested in a holistic approach that meets our biological and psychological needs to form secure and meaningful relationships to foster emotional wellbeing and growth during the course of our life.
Through the years, I have been supporting clients with their own subjective experiences of stress, depression, anxiety, loss, bereavement, work related issues, relationship difficulties, trauma, different forms of abuse, life transitions, sexual and gender identity, low self-esteem, physical illness related issues, loneliness and isolation.
I have experience in both time limited and long term practice, in the public sector for the NHS Psychological Services as well as in agency settings. I can work either for an agreed duration or on an open ended basis. I would like to emphasise that there is no obligation for you to remain in counselling if you decide you no longer wish to do so.
Originally from Italy, I have been living in London for over 25 year and I offer my sessions in English and Italian.
In both my personal and professional capacity, I deeply respect and value diversity and warmly welcome to my practice, people from all communities, faiths, cultures, abilities, gender and sexualities.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy: Ongoing (Metanoia Institute)
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Academy-CPTA)
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPTA)
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPTA)
I am committed to my on-going professional development, integrating ‘leading edge’ research and clinical developments to enhance my work.
I am a registered member of BACP, which has strict ethical code and professional standards of confidentiality and practice to which I subscribe.
I have experience in time limited and long term counselling in primary care, for NHS Psychological Services’ IAPT Programme, as well as in agency settings, i.e. MIND Tower Hamlet and Newham, West London Centre for Counselling and Place2Be.
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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