I offer adult face to face individual psychotherapy and counselling in Central London, within easy reach of the West End, The City, Islington at minutes walking distance from Kings Cross. As BACP qualified integrative psychotherapist, I work across a wide range of areas and interests: lifestyle and relationship issues, “existential emptiness”, loss of meaning, bereavement and loss, trauma, mood disorders (anxiety and depression), past abuse (addiction and prevention of relapses), ageing and later life concerns. As Accredited Sexual Diversity Therapist I work with identity and sexuality, gender-fluidity and diversity issues, internalised phobias and anger.
Sessions can be conducted in English, Italian and German. Short term (usually 12 sessions) and long term work available. The initial session costs £60 and from there onward what agreed in that first session. I make allowances for students, unemployed and older people. Following counselling sessions might be via Skype to accommodate clients’ needs. I also work for various charitable organisations both LGBT and non such as London Friend and Mind. Finally, I am a visiting lecturer and Director of International Relations for CIPA Counselling School at Tor Vergata University in Rome.
Theoretical Approach: Integrative Psychotherapy ( influences: Psychoanalysis, Existential, Humanistic), ACT Group Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy
As an integrative psychotherapist I work across a wide range of areas and interests, lifestyle and relationship issues, anxiety, existential emptiness, loss of meaning, bereavement and loss, trauma, mood disorders (anxiety and depression), past abuse (addiction and prevention of relapses), ageing and later life concerns. As an accredited sexual diversity therapist I work with identity and sexuality, gender-fluidity and diversity issues, internalised phobias and anger.
Sessions can be conducted in English, Italian and German. I offer both short-term (usually 12 sessions) and long-term work.
Training, qualifications & experience
My trainings are strictly related to my personal experiences. My attention to language and the extensive cross cultural knowledge along with humanistic studies set off my journey within the talking therapies.I started as a hypnotherapy practitioner and in time extended my practice to integrative counselling, psycho sexual therapy, NLP and ACT.
Two decades of experience in assisting and management within both the military and civil aviation provided the platform which set off my interest in inner healing. The cross-cultural experience of my previous work along with a continuous training have provided the integrative and inclusive attitude which characterises both my training attitude and professional awareness.
I also graduated in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology at Regent's University London. Additionally I fulfilled the requirements for and was awarded with "Alternative Sexualities Certificate" issued by Pink Therapy and "Train the Trainers- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy" - Group Protocol for Improving Employee Well Being and Performance issued by University of London's P. Flaxman and City and Hackney Mind.
I also graduated as a 7-PATH Self Hypnosis Teacher (Phase Advanced Transformational Hypnotherapy) in California and currently am practising in London and Rome.
Additionally, I was awarded with "Alternative Sexualities Certificate" issued by Pink Therapy and "Train the Trainers- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy" - Group Protocol for Improving Employee Well Being and Performance issued by Mind. Finally I am a Pink Therapy Clinical Associate and organise ACT workshops across the UK and Italy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
As each individual is immersed in a different context, I'd like to discuss the fee, structure and length of sessions with each client and tailor them to their current needs.
I welcome anybody, make allowances for students and also provide Skype Video Counselling and Online/Internet Counselling.
Initial consultation fee is fixed at £60. Sessions are usually one hour a week. Evening and weekend appointments are available as well as early morning appointments.
I am the author of counselling-related articles for a peer-reviewed online magazine (www.cipacounselling.eu/cipazine/sessualita) and translated from English into Italian "Healing Conversations, What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say" (Guilmartin, N - 2002 - CA: Jossey Bass ED).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Italian and German|
Types of client