I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (PG Dip), COSRT and MBACP registered, BSc (Hons) Psychology, with a wide range of clinical experience from both the public and private sectors.
I offer a range of services covering:sexuality, intimacy and relationship issues, anxiety, anger management, pain management, depression, trauma, menopause-related issues.
I also offer reflective and mentoring practice for professionals working in busy, demanding clinical or organisational settings, for those who choose to deepen their body/mind connection.
I believe in a bodymind, for both components are part of a whole, intrinsically linked together. Diligently, throughout our lives, our body registers, consciously or not, what the mind experiences. As such, the body experience is an integral part of the clinical work I practice with my clients. I am interested in how we become more present to our whole being. I can help you learn how to tolerate your feelings and help you develop your ability to feel and think at the same time. This leads us to being able to cope differently with the existential givens of life, anxiety, love, death, ambivalence, disappointment, acknowledging our shadow side.
My work is informed by Existentialist Humanistic theory and principles, Zen therapy, Focusing, Body psychotherapy, and psycho-physiology of trauma as well as psychosexual therapy.
On a final note, I believe finding your therapist is like finding "that" pair of shoes - it needs to "fit". The relationship you have together is pretty unique. Together we explore and delve into hidden parts of yourself you may not even be aware of. So, it is primordial for you to feel safe and connected with your therapist. Trust yourself - you will know when you find the right one for you. Do not feel discouraged or put off if the first one you saw was not quite right for you. Persevere - after all a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step (Lao Tzu).
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a wide range of clinical experience from both the public and private sectors with a background of over 12 years in the field of personal development, and 6 years in applied psychology. I have worked as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor across a range of private and public sector (NHS). This includes counselling hospital staff, amputees and patients with neuro-psychological disorders.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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I am French-Italian and I have lived over half of my life in UK. I am multilingual, culturally aware and welcome clients from any cultural/sexual background and abilities. I am a 5Rythm dancer, a yogini, and practice meditation.