I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with BPS (British Psychological Society) and an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with British association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies(BABCP) and the Health Professions Council (HPC).
My consulting room is in West London (Earl’s Court area).
As a therapist, I see myself as a companion on a journey, a fellow traveller that has to struggle with the same issues of meaninglessness, anxiety and isolation. I do not provide magic solutions but I rather provide a safe and confidential space where is possible to experience a genuine and authentic relationship with somebody that is not judgmental, does not give advice but rather helps you exploring and finding your own direction in life.
I refrain from pathologising clients and instead I work with the individual towards understanding the meaning of their distressing symptoms. I view emotions, including the painful ones, as signals, messages that can help us progressing towards personal growth and change. Experiencing these unpleasant feelings might open up the door to positive experiences of growth and self discovery.
The work I do with clients aims at exploring the messages that their emotions bring, enhancing the individuals’ self awareness, self understanding and self acceptance and enabling them to live with their feelings and make choices in accordance with their authentic wishes and needs.
I support clients in understanding the relationship between the way they think, their feelings and their behaviours and I teach them practical skills and techniques in order to help them manage their mood and anxiety level (Mindfulness skills).
I offer both short-term and long-term therapy, depending on the individual’s needs and possibilities. We will discuss this and the reasons that brought you to counselling in our first session. I usually review my work with clients every 5 or 6 sessions and discuss how we wish to progress further.
All therapy sessions are private and confidential.
I speak fluently English and Italian and can provide counselling in both languages.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a first class honours degree in Psychology, a Master in Psychological Diagnosis, a postgraduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course and a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
In the last 8 years I have gained experience in delivering psychological therapies for the adult inpatients and outpatients with respiratory and/or oncological diseases (West London NHS Trust and Barts Health NHS Trust), adult patients population suffering from anxiety and depression in Primary Care (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and IAPT service), female prisoners at HMP Send (Surrey) and the general population in a charitable counselling service in Hackney, London.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Face to face Weekly sessions range between £100.00 and £80 per session (50 minutes) depending on the kind of work we agree to do together (short term or long term).
Telephone and Skype sessions available at a reduced rate.
Fees are payable in cash, or by cheque, at the end of each session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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weekdays mornings and evenings weekends some availability
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer supervision for trainee Counselling psychologists specialising in Existential therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy