I am a psychologist and an integrative psychotherapist registered with the UKCP. I have been working in the field of psychology and psychotherapy for over 10 years working with both children and adults in private and public sectors. In my approach I integrate psychoanalytic approach, attachment theory, family/system approach and CBT techniques.
Integrative therapy is a progressive form of psychotherapy that combines different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of the individual client. With an understanding of human development, an integrative psychotherapist modifies standard, rigid treatments to fill in development gaps that affect each client in different ways. By combining elements drawn from different schools of psychological theory and research, integrative psychotherapy becomes a more flexible and inclusive approach to treatment than more traditional, singular forms of psychotherapy.
Systemic psychotherapy and attachment theory focus specifically on relationships, and how the quality of these relationships affects all aspects of our wellbeing. In my therapeutic work with clients not only I give extreme importance to the relationships they have with families, friends, work colleagues, but also to the social, cultural and political environment. In fact all of these systems play a large part in shaping who we are and how we live our lives. On the other hand, psychodynamic psychotherapy draws on theories and practices of psychoanalysis. It is a therapeutic process which helps patients understand and resolve their problems by increasing awareness of their inner world and its influence over relationships both past and present. Psychodynamic psychotherapy aims to help people to understand and change complex, deep-seated and often unconsciously based emotional and relationship problems thereby reducing symptoms and alleviating distress.
I believe that therapy is personal journey that should focus on the individual needs and personality; therapy is a non judgemental process based on trust and partnership from both parties, the client and the therapist. The focus of my approach is to understand the person's emotional sufferance and difficulties in order to promote inner wellbeing and growth. I have an holistic approach where I look at past and present experiences to gather a sense of the person in front of me and find the best way to help them. The main aim of my job is to help individuals who are experiencing emotional and psychological distress and difficulties to understand their problems and make appropriate changes to their lives.
My areas of expertise are:
- depression and anxiety
- substance misuse
- traumatic experiences and PTSD
- child psychopathology and emotional difficulties
- parent/infant psychotherapy
- antenatal and postnatal support
- personality disorders
However, I believe that people are something more that their diagnosis and symptoms; this list is just to provide some guidelines.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA in Psychology, Sapienza University, Rome Italy
- MSC in Clinical Psychology, Sapienza University, Rome Italy
- MSC in Child, Adolescence and Family Mental Health, London Metropolitan University, London
- PgDip Counselling and Psychotherapy, Regent's University, London
- Advance Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Regent's University, London
Languages spoken: Italian and English
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I usually charge £50 per session, but concessions can be made on specific cases. Sessions last 50 minutes. An initial 20 minutes assessment will be made over the phone (free of charge) to briefly discuss reasons for seeking therapy and desired outcome of therapeutic work.
If sessions are cancelled and not rebooked, clients will be asked to pay their fee. Sessions should be possibly rebooked on the same week.